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:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
...And Justice for All
Sad But True
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.