Add Metallica to the list of artists, alongside Brian May, Alex Skolnick, Post Malone and many others, who have taken it upon themselves to get together for a jam – at a safe distance, of course – during the coronavirus shutdown.
The band, with a bespectacled James Hetfield on acoustic and electric guitar player Kirk Hammett on Greenie, convened via video chat for a mellow, Load-like reworking of the normally raging …And Justice for All leadoff track, Blackened.
"Here’s a little something we cooked up over the last few days,” Metallica wrote in the accompanying caption. “Hope you’re all safe & sound.”
In addition to the acoustic-ified take, which features some tasty harmonic work from Hetfield, Hammett also adds in an Eastern-tinged, Wherever I May Roam-sounding solo. And hey – you can even hear the bass!
Lars isn't the only member of the Ulrich family keeping himself busy – his sons went viral last week with their “insane, crazy, garage-rock version” of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.