Friday, December 21, 2018

VIDEO: Metallica perform rare 1984 classic in final show of 2018

Metallica are streaming official video of a rare performance of the 1984 classic, “Ride The Lightning”, from their final live show of 2018 in Fresno, CA on December 9.

The event at the city’s Save Mart Center marked only the second 2018 appearance of the title track to Metallica’s second album in the band’s set, which happened during the group’s first date in the California locale in 10 years.

“Ride The Lightning” peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200 on its way to eventual US sales of more than 6 million copies.

Metallica will next be seen performing at the “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” show at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 16.

Hosted by ABC-TV late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the event will feature performances from the Foo Fighters, members of Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave, Ryan Adams and many more

The concert will benefit both the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for the painful genetic disorder which Cornell supported.

Metallica are scheduled to resume the latest North American leg of the WorldWired tour in support of 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” in Tulsa, OK on January 18, with shows on the continent scheduled into mid-March.

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