Official Metallica.com footage of Metallica's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and performance at this past Saturday's (April 23) "Big Four" concert at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California can be viewed below.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio the "Big Four" tour idea first came up in 2009. "We were sitting around and we were feeling pretty nostalgic at the time because it was right around the old Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland, induction thing there," he said. "So as you sit around and talk about your past and whatever, the idea of playing shows with the other, you know, members of the so-called 'Big Four' just came up, and it finally came together just over a year later."
"Orion" and "Am I Evil?" performance: