2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors Metallica performed live at Berkeley, CA's legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16 in celebration of the ninth annual event.
The band delivered a live stream to fans of their 9-song, 55-minute set that featured tracks from the band’s first two albums – the 1983 debut “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning.”
Remastered and expanded versions of both records were released on April 15 as part of a massive catalog reissue campaign.
In addition to the live in-store performance in Berkeley, Metallica marked Record Store Day with a new live release, “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003”, a CD featuring a live recording from the club.
The group, Record Store Day and independent record stores are donating proceeds from sales of the project to victims of the attacks in Paris last November via Fondation de France's Give For France charity.
“Record stores are where our musical education began and was subsequently nurtured and shaped, playing a huge role in who we are as musicians today,” says Metallica. “Since this special day’s inception back in 2008 with ten exclusive releases, the celebration has spread worldwide and expanded to almost 350 unique offerings from a wide variety of artists this year.
“It’s important for us to support this cause and encourage music fans everywhere to experience the exciting, inspiring, nostalgic journey through the world of music stores that we were fortunate enough explore in our formative years.”
2016 Record Store Day
Rasputin Music – Berkeley, CA – April 16, 2016
01. Helpless (Diamond Head cover)
02. Hit The Lights
03. The Four Horsemen
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. Jump In The Fire
07. For Whom The Bell Tolls
08. Creeping Death
09. Metal Militia
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