Watch Metallica Salute Manchester with Cover of "Don't Look Back in Anger"

Saturday night, October 28, Metallica brought their WorldWired tour to the Manchester Arena, the venue at which a deadly terrorist attack took place during an Ariana Grande concert back in May.

In the wake of the tragedy, "Don't Look Back in Anger," one of the most enduring hits by hometown heroes Oasis, has become the city's de facto anthem, with numerous artists making a point of covering the song as a tribute to the city's resilience in the face of tragedy.

During the instrumental portion of the band's set, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujilo led the crowd in a powerful sing-along of the song.

You can see the performance below.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.