During their May 18 set at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Gojira were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see footage of them performing “Backbone” below. As previously reported, guitarist Christian Andreu also ended up getting burned in the face by pyro during the set.
During Metallica’s May 12 show in Paris, France, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a live cover of Johnny Hallyday’s “Ma Gueule” as part of their “doodle” segment. You can see footage of that below:
During Nita Strauss’ May 15 set in Greenville, South Carolina, the guitarist was joined onstage by Stuck Mojo’s Rich Ward and Frank Fontsere for a performance of “Pigwalk.” You can see footage of that below. It’s worth noting that Ward and Fontsere are also members of Fozzy, who were serving as the headliners at the concert.
During their May 18 set at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Papa Roach performed a cover of The Prodigy’s “Firestarter” in honor of the late Keith Flint. You can see footage of that below. The Prodigy were previously booked to perform at the festival, but Papa Roach took their place after Flint’s tragic death.
What a beautiful moment Sonic Temple – @paparoach honoring @the_prodigy with a performance of “Firestarter.” 🖤
During his May 17 set at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) was joined onstage by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian. You can see footage of them performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” in honor of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) at the 4:28 mark in the below video:
Earlier today (May 18), Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton played a special acoustic set at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival as part of Zippo Encore’s “Zippo Sessions.” The guitarist was joined by Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), and Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) for the performance. Those three previously guested on Morton’s debut solo album “Anesthetic.”
During Metallica’s May 5 show at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, Spain, the band performed “The Thing That Should Not Be” live for the first time since 2013. You can see footage of that below: