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Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Shows

Metallica have officially announced their plans for a string of shows celebrating their 30th anniversary. The thrash metal legends have announced that they will be playing four shows at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 as part of a week-long celebration in the Bay Area.

The shows will be exclusively for members of the Met Club, their official fan club. The band is offering members of their fan club a ticket package for all four shows, including special events, for the oh-so-clever price of $19.81. Individual show tickets can be purcashed for $6.00.

The tickets will be sold only through a reservation system. For more information, head to www.metallica.com.

The shows will reportedly include special guests, rare songs and wildly varying set lists, among others surprises.

Metallica have undoubtedly produced their share of classic songs over the course of their storied career, but which one holds the title of the greatest Metallica song ever? To find the answer, you can check out our list of the 100 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time and our readers poll of the 30 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.