Monday, July 31, 2017

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Van Halen tribute at the Rose Bowl

photo: Rose Bowl Stadium / Twitter

Metallica delivered a tribute to Van Halen during their July 29 performance at the Rose Bowl in the latter band’s hometown of Pasadena, CA, and the group are sharing professional footage from the concert.

Frontman James Hetfield led the rockers through an abbreviated version of Van Halen’s 1978 classic, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, complete with an attempt to replicate David Lee Roth’s iconic screams on the tune.

"That's all I can sing," Hetfield told the crowd. "That's a little homage to the Pasadena boys, alright. Sorry you had to put up with that,” adding, “That wasn’t too bad … that was kinda fun.”

The tribute appeared just prior to the closing number of the group’s main set, “Seek & Destroy.”

Van Halen was formed in Pasadena, CA in 1972 by brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

Metallica toured the US with the classic rockers in 1988 on the Monsters Of Rock trek, where the pair were joined by Scorpions, Dokken, Living Colour and Kingdom Come.

Metallica’s appearance at The Rose Bowl is part of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The show marked the band’s return to the stage after a two-week break on the summer North American run, which will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16.

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