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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Metallica: 30th Anniversary Footage Posted Online; Lotsa Videos

Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod, Flotsam And Jetsam),John Marshall (Metal Church, former Metallica guitar tech and occasional James Hetfield fill-in), Sean Harris (Diamond Head),Brian Tatler (Diamond Head), Biff Byford (Saxon) and Apocalytica joined Metallica on stage on Monday, December 5th, for the first of four intimate shows at the 1,200-capacity Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of its 30th anniversary as a band for fan club members only.

According to Benjy Eisen of, "Audience members had to win a fan club lottery to get tickets, and most people had to travel a great distance. Immediately upon entering the building, it was apparent this wasn't just another Metallica concert; this was something special. The band literally transformed the venue into their own banquet hall, complete with the Fillmore's Poster Room serving as a makeshift Metallica Museum featuring artwork, instruments and other group memorabilia.

"Frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich strolled onto the stage early to explain the proceedings: 'If you don't know by now, Metallica is throwing a party, and you're all invited,' said Hetfield. He handed the mic to comedian Jim Breuer, who hosted several 'game shows' using contestants plucked from the audience. The first competition focused on band trivia while a second game was entitled 'Name That Riff.'"

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