Saturday, May 30, 2015

VIDEO: Metallica perform concert debut of The Unforgiven II

Metallica performed the live concert debut of their 1997 track, “The Unforgiven II”, at the Rock Im Revier festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Friday.

The track – which originally appeared on their 7th album, “Reload” – was previously played during the band’s December 8, 1997 appearance on the Billboard Music Awards.

The tune is the sequel to “The Unforgiven” from 1991’s self-titled album, and was followed by “The Unforgiven III” on 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

The German appearance is Metallica’s opening date of a 4-show run of European festivals before the group returns to headline the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas.

The band have added a performance of the national anthem to their duties when they appear at the annual extreme sports event.

“Not only are we playing a show at the X Games,” says the band, “but James and Kirk will also be performing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ prior to the Moto X Speed & Style competition on Saturday, June 6.”

See also:

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