Metallica plays theater show in L.A.

On Wed. night, May 14, Metallica performed at the 2,200-seat Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles All proceeds from the evening will go to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit music school for low income students that was co-founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

Metallica were in Los Angeles finishing up the recording of their new Rick Rubin-produced album, scheduled for a September release.

The band played the following songs:

  • Creeping Death
  • Fuel
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • ...And Justice for All
  • Sad But True
  • Disposable Heroes
  • One
  • Master of Puppets
  • Battery

encores:
Last Caress
No Remorse
Enter Sandman
Fight Fire with Fire (with Flea)

Head Foo Fighter Dave Grohl was reportedly in the mosh pit during the nearly all-classic set.

The opening act for the show was Scars on Broadway, the new band by System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan.

All soundcheck photos by Ross Halfin.