Metallica: Live at Yankee Stadium - Bronx, New York - September 14, 2011 (Full Concert)
After teasing fans on social media last week, Metallica returned to The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday for the first time in over three years. One day before its 29th anniversary, the quartet performed two songs off their 1991 self-titled album, commonly known as “The Black Album,” as well as a song from 2003’s St. Anger.
To start things off, drummer Lars Ulrich counted the band into the first “Black Album” song, “Wherever I May Roam”. Categorized by the typical high-gain guitar tone from James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett and a thunderous bassline from Robert Trujillo, this rendition stuck closely to the studio version’s structure and 6:44 runtime. Hammett linked together measure after measure of sweeping guitar leads to end the song, garnering Stern’s enthusiastic approval: “Good Lord, I love it.”
The second and final “Black Album” song came next with “The Unforgiven”. Hetfield lead the group into this track with acoustic picking before Ulrich signaled-in Hammett’s distorted leads. While Hetfield’s voice seemed uncharacteristically dull, perhaps due to a lack of performing for months on end or a mixer issue, the song came together quite nicely thanks to a near perfect rhythm section.
Metallica is bringing their #MetallicaMondays streaming series to an end tonight (August 24), but not before offering up a new “tour” shirt in its honor.
Now listed on Metallica.com is the Metallica Mondays TV Tour T-Shirt. The shirt’s front features Metallica’s iconic logo along with six different televisions, and the back lists all 23 show dates and locations that were streamed via the band’s YouTube channel.
The shirt’s description reads, “Like any good tour, we wanted something to commemorate this virtual one. So if you’ve been showing up to see our gigs week after week, grab the official Metallica Mondays “tour” t-shirt!”
However, there is a catch: The Metallica Mondays “Tour” Shirt will only be available for purchase for five days and will be taken off the band’s website on August 29 at 12 AM PT/3 AM ET. So, you better place your order now.
Tonight’s final stream, the band’s March 3, 2017 show in Mexico City, is embedded below and will begin streaming at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.