Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA‘s pre-show tuning-room jam and performance on October 27 at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at New Orleans City Park can be seen below. The band stepped in to GREEN DAY‘s slot after Billie Joe Armstrong checked in rehab for substance abuse, forcing GREEN DAY to cancel a series of appearances. But GREEN DAY wasn’t forgotten at the annual music festival.
During METALLICA‘s two-hour set, James Hetfield told the crowd, “We’re GREEN DAY, just a little taller.” Hetfield later mentioned GREEN DAY again, saying, “They’re getting it sorted out, hopefully they get it fixed because the world needs them.” After that, METALLICA played a riff from GREEN DAY‘s “American Idiot”.
METALLICA also dedicated the “Master Of Puppets” track “Battery” to Armstrong, telling the audience, “This one’s for Billie.”
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
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Creeping Death
18. Seek And Destroy
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Fuse about the band’s addition to the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, telling the channel. “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,” he said. “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.”
Hammett recently told Billboard that the band will start working on a new album soon.
On Decemeber 10, METALLICA will release a live DVD called “Quebec Magnetic”.