Metallica have posted a free download of a September 21, 1986, London show in support of Master of Puppets. The concert, which place at the Hammersmith Odeon, marks one of their last shows with bassist Cliff Burton, who died after a bus accident in Sweden on September 27.
Below, check out a video of an Alabama bluegrass band named Iron Horse covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman." The track is from the band's latest album, Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica, which was released in mid-October 2013 by CMH Records.
An all-star group of Ronnie James Dio's friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a new Dio tribute album, This Is Your Life, which will be released April 1 by Rhino. Proceeds from album sales will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
Metallica's James Hetfield recently visited Guitar Center in San Francisco. The guitarist, who sat in the store's "little room," shared stories about his early fears, becoming a musician and rising to fame. He even played some guitar!
This one comes to us via a recent post over at kottke.org. It's a clip of Metallica performing "Enter Sandman" in Moscow, Russia, in 1991. Besides the impressive performance, the clip stands out because of the massive sea of people that turned out to see the band.
Later this month, Metallica will return to the Grammys stage for the first time in 22 years. But, as always, it's not so cut and dry. The band will perform with renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang during the show, the 56th annual event.