Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Confusion” From Cologne, Germany Show

Metallica have posted some live footage of them performing their track “Confusion,” during their September 16 show at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Check that out below:

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Metallica Stream Live Version Of “For Whom The Bell Tolls” From Deluxe “Master Of Puppets” Reissue

Metallica are streaming a live version of “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” which was recorded at their August 3, 1986 show at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. This performance saw the band performing with guitarist John Marshall (ex-Metal Church), due to James Hetfield having a broken arm. The track will be on their new remastered deluxe edition of “Master Of Puppets,” which will be released on November 10.

Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Of Wolf And Man” & “Seek & Destroy” From Recent Shows

Metallica have posted some live footage of “Of Wolf And Man” from their September 12 performance at the Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France and “Seek & Destroy” from their September 14 show at the Laxness Arena in Cologne, Germany. Check those out below:

Metallica Post Official Footage Of “ManUNkind” Live Debut

During their September 10 show at the Bercy Accor Hotels Arena in Paris, France, Metallica performed “ManUNkind” live for the first time, and now the band have shared some official footage of that. The track is from the their latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.“

In other news, they have also posted live footage of “The Day That Never Comes” from their September 8 show at the Bercy Accor Hotels Arena in Paris, France as well:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says Soundgarden Inspired The “Enter Sandman” Riff

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett was recently interviewed by 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich, and during the chat he discussed the iconic “Enter Sandman” riff. According to the guitarist, the riff actually came about when his was inspired by Soundgarden.

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Hammett said the following [via Blabbermouth]:

“It was very specific,” he said. “I have a very specific memory. It was about two or three o’clock in the morning. I had just been listening to ‘Louder Than Love’, the [second] SOUNDGARDEN album. It was when SOUNDGARDEN [was] still somewhat underground and [was] on an independent label. I just love that album; it’s a great SOUNDGARDEN album. And I heard that album, I was inspired, I picked up my guitar and out came that riff.”

Hammett said that he knew right away “it was a cool riff. You kind of get an idea that a riff is cool, ’cause when you play it, if it’s a cool riff, you can just instantly groove on it,” he explained. “So, yeah, [I thought], ‘Yeah, this is pretty cool. It’s a good feel, it’s a good sound, it’s a good combination of notes.”

The guitarist recalled that the song started to take shape once he played the riff to one of his bandmates. “When Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] heard the riff, he said, ‘Repeat that first part four times,’ and I did, and he said, ‘There you go,'” Hammett told “Toucher & Rich”.

Asked if he ever got a chance to tell the SOUNDGARDEN guys that they were the inspiration for the song that eventually became METALLICA’s breakthrough hit, Hammett said: “It doesn’t sound like a SOUNDGARDEN riff, it doesn’t sound like a SOUNDGARDEN song. I was inspired by SOUNDGARDEN for sure — without a doubt — but I moved on to create something completely different.”