Thursday, April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Metallica classic featured in broadcast opening to NHL Playoffs

Metallica’s 1984 classic, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, was featured Wednesday as the opening theme to Hockey Night In Canada’s broadcast coverage of the 2014 NHL Playoffs.

The video montage included the song – inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel of the same name – paired with a quote from the book, alongside footage of current and classic NHL action.

“For Whom The Bell Tolls” was the second single released from Metallica’s sophomore album, “Ride The Lightning.”

The track has the distinction of being 5th most-performed song by the band (as of October 2012), behind only "One", "Seek & Destroy", "Creeping Death" and "Master Of Puppets."

This week in Metallica history marks the anniversary of guitarist Kirk Hammett’s first performance with the group following the dismissal of Dave Mustaine, who went on to form Megadeth.

Hammett’s first Metallica show took place on April 16th, 1983 at The Showplace in Dover, New Jersey.

See also:

Metallica drummer pushing for Deep Purple to enter Rock Hall
Metallica perform One on final night of South American tour
Metallica perform The Unforgiven at first of two Buenos Aires shows
Metallica perform Master Of Puppets in Chile
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