METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of ‘Voodoo Music + Arts Experience’ Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA‘s October 27 performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at New Orleans City Park can be seen below. The band joined the festival billing as the replacement for GREEN DAY, which canceled its Voodoo appearance two weeks ago, presumably due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong‘s onstage breakdown and subsequent rehab enrollment.



METALLICA‘s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Holier Than Thou
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Of Wolf And Man
06. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
07. All Nightmare Long
08. Sad But True
09. Fade To Black
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek And Destroy

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Fuse about the band’s addition to to the lineup for Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

“We got a message about [in early October] asking us if we’re able to fill in for GREEN DAY, because Billie Joe was having some issues. We discussed it between the four of us and we all said, ‘Yeah, it would be great thing for us to do and it would also be great to help out Billie Joe, ’cause he’s a friend of ours and we love GREEN DAY. If we can help them out in any way possible, we’re always happy to do it, ’cause we love those guys. It’s actually an honor for us that they approached us and asked if we can fill in. So we’re doing it, and I’m really excited about it.”

He added, “New Orleans is known for its legends of voodoo and also vampires and haunted houses and haunted cemetaries and alligators. I love New Orleans. I love any city that has that sort of folklore behind it. I’m really looking forward to going there and hanging out, especially during the whole Halloween season.”

Asked if METALLICA had anything special in mind for the Voodoo set, like playing an album front to back like they did at at Orion Music + More in June, Hammett said, “We haven’t really discussed it yet. It’s still new and a pretty early development. When I see the guys next week, I’m sure we’re going to discuss our plan of attack.”