Monday, February 19, 2018

PRO VIDEO: Metallica stream Whiskey In The Jar performance from Bologna

photo: Brett Murray / Metallica

Metallica are streaming footage of their cover of the Irish traditional song, “Whiskey In The Jar”, from a February 14 concert at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy.

The band first recorded the tune for their 1998 compilation album, “Garage Inc.”, with their studio version going on to win a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2000.

“Garage Inc.” featured Metallica covers of tracks by several acts, including Black Sabbath, Bob Seger and Misfits, as well as the group’s 1987 collection, "The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited", which will be reissued on its own on April 13.

Out-of-print and available for the first time in decades, the 5-track set sees the band deliver covers of some of their influences, including Budgie, Killing Joke and Diamond Head.

Upon its original release, the EP peaked at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than a million copies in the country.

Metallica confirms the 2018 reissue will be available in a variety of formats.

“Keeping with our 80's theme,” says the band, “the remastered EP will not only be released as a CD and download, but also as several vinyl versions including a picture disc, as a cassette, and in a longbox (you youngsters can search the web for that term!).”

See also:

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Bologna
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Cliff Burton Day tribute in Italy
Metallica to receive Sweden’s Polar Music Prize
PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Budgie classic in Barcelona
Search Metallica at hennemusic