Outside of Saturday Night Live, no other current TV show can boast as many impressive musical guests as The Simpsons. And The Simpsons has the edge because its many musical appearances are actually meant to be funny. Scores of rock icons—including three Beatles, two Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica—have appeared on the show as eight-fingered, yellow-tinted versions of themselves.
It's sad but true: Metallica's week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has come to a close. However, last night, they finished off their week with a bang, performing "Sad But True."
Since the guitar's inception, there have undoubtedly been talented players that could make the instrument sing, but it wasn't until the mid '60s and the arrival of the wah pedal that one could make it cry.
Last night, Metallica continued their weeklong residency on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' with a performance of “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Check it out below. As always, let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook.
It seems a bit of super-early Metallica—audio, at least—has turned up on the interwebs. It's a recording of the band performing December 18, 1983, in Cleveland—almost a year away from Ride the Lightning.
Metallica performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night, beginning a five-night residency. Their first-night song? The very fitting "Hit the Lights." You can watch their performance below.