Watch St. Vincent perform Nothing Else Matters onstage with Metallica

[L-R] St. Vincent and James Hetfield
(Image credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for P+ and MTV)

Metallica invited Ernie Ball Music Man-toting guitarist St. Vincent onstage to help them perform Nothing Else Matters at LA’s Microsoft Theater on Friday (December 16).

The band – who were playing their third annual Helping Hands charity concert in support of their nonprofit, the All Within My Hands Foundation – opened with acoustic renditions of Blackened and The Unforgiven, moving onto covers of Thin Lizzy’s Borderline, UFO’s It’s Killing Me and Whiskey in the Jar, before heading into their usual amplified full-band setup for Harvester of Sorrow, Creeping Death, Enter Sandman and for the first time ever, new single, Lux Æterna.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.