Nearly a week after Record Store Day, Metallica -- the day's designated Ambassador -- is still remembering its April 16 performance at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, Calif.
The quartet has released a nearly 21-minute short compilation of footage from the event, showing the band members arriving and preparing in a back alley, including a pre-show huddle in which James Hetfield tells his bandmates to "be professional," before hitting the stage for performances of Diamond Head's "Helpless" and its own "Jump In the Fire."
Metallica played nine songs at the store, focusing on its "Kill 'Em All" and "Ride The Lightning" albums, which were released in special box sets the day before. Metallica has also released the 55-minute Rasputin performance for sale via LiveMetallica.com.
Metallica is still working on its follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic, which the group hopes to release this year, and has one show on the books, August 20 in Minneapolis.
Fly on the wall footage shot by the MetOnTour reporter on April 16, 2016 in Berkeley, CA at Rasputin Music. Footage includes a loose, unplanned jam on "Helpless," a ripping performance of "Jump in the Fire" and a bit from the after party at the old El Cerrito Metalli-mansion.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.