Watch Metallica Play "St. Anger" Live in Manchester—with a Solo!

Last Tuesday, June 18, Metallica took their long-running WorldWired tour to Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. 

During the rain-soaked show, the folks over at Metallica TV captured some terrific footage of the band's performance of "St. Anger." You can check it out above.  

Notably, the performance features a brief solo from Kirk Hammett. Of course, "St. Anger" is taken from the band's 2003 album of the same name, which famously was devoid of a single guitar solo. 

The solo (I did say it was brief!) begins at 5:23, for those who are curious. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.