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
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
- ...And Justice for All
- Sad But True
- Disposable Heroes
- Master of Puppets
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.