Sunday, May 6, 2018

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform rare 1988 track in Leipzig Germany

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica delivered the rarely-performed “...And Justice For All” track “The Shortest Straw” at Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany on April 30, and the band are sharing professional footage from the event.

The song was originally featured on the group’s 1988 album as the project peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 8 million copies.

Metallica are currently playing arena dates across Europe in support of their tenth record, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The veteran metal outfit are encouraging fans at home across the United States to volunteer for a day at the community food banks the band supported during last summer's North American tour.

In co-operation with Feeding America, Metallica made contributions to their local partners in each city they performed in during the 2017 stadium tour. With the aim of continuing to support the fight against hunger, Metallica is encouraging fans to give a few hours of their time on May 23rd to make a difference.

Each registered volunteer on May 23 will receive a special All Within My Hands t-shirt commemorating Metallica's first united day of service. Please note that space is limited and fans must register; unfortunately walk-ins will not be accepted.

For more information and a list of participating food banks, visit and

For those who do not live near one of the food banks listed on the site or are unavailable on this day, the band encourage visiting Feeding America to find a local food bank in their community.

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