Metallica Joined By Mustaine, Release Another Unheard Song

She’s done Metallica

As first tipped here, Metallica were joined on stage last night (December 10) by former member Dave Mustaine (you know — the reborn dude from Megadeth) during the finale to Metallica’s 30th anniversary celebration week in San Francisco.

Mustaine joined them for five songs, including “Phantom Lord,” “Jump In The Fire,” and “Metal Militia.”

The band was later joined by ex-members Jason Newstend, Hugh Tanner, Lloyd Grant, and Ron McGovney for “Hit the Lights” and the closing number, “Seek and Destroy.”

Also, Metallica released one more unheard, unreleased track from the Death Magnetic sessions this weekend called “Rebel of Babylon.” You can hear it at the end of this post.

It’s a rough mix, and it is rough. What can I say?

I don’t like it. There was a reason it was left off that putrid album — it’s not so great. It’s cool, though, that Metallica have been doing this for their fans. I wonder if they’ll be doing more 30th anniversary “residencies.” They should totally do, like, a month in Vegas. “The Magic of Metallica” — I can see it in flashing lights, being gawked at by fat tourists in clothes too small for them.

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