Friday, September 14, 2018

VIDEO: Metallica perform US debut of Death Magnetic rarity in Nebraska

Metallica performed the 2008 “Death Magnetic” track, “The Unforgiven III”, for the first time ever in the US during their September 6 concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE.

The first appearance in eight years also marked the song’s debut on the group’s World Wired tour in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, which is currently on a fall leg across North America.

The sequel to 1991’s “The Unforgiven” and 1997’s “The Unforgiven II” appeared on the veteran metal outfit’s ninth album, whose US No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 earned Metallica the achievement of being the first band to have five consecutive studio album releases top the chart.

Prior to the fall series, Metallica were honored by members of Deep Purple, Ghost and more as they received Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize at a June 14 event in Stockholm.

Following a citation read by Deep Purple members Ian Paice and Roger Glover recognizing the veteran metal band at the Grand Hotel, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo accepted the honor as presented by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Metallica donated its monetary award of one million Swedish Kroner (just over $130,000) to three charities: 50 percent of their prize money went to the Stockholm City Mission, which supports the homeless; 25 percent to the World Childhood Foundation, founded by Sweden’s Queen Silvia; and 25 percent to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, also a recipient of this year’s Polar Music Prize.

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