You may or may not know, but Metallica are doing a bunch of 30th anniversary shows in San Francisco this week, and on Monday, inside the Fillmore, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted rejoined the band on stage.
Rolling Stone was in the house and said it wasn’t a concert — it was a Metallica party. “Ulrich casually hung out in the audience for a bit, meeting and mingling with fans, while other fans lined up at a booth to film messages for the band to view later,” the mag reports.
Ray Burton, Cliff’s dad, was welcomed on stage “to tell stories that his son once shared with him about being in the band. Metallica’s bassist from 1981 to his untimely death in 1986, Cliff [Burton] was tragically killed in a tour bus accident in Sweden.”
Hetfield introduced Newsted as “someone who lived with us, and toured with us and did stuff with us for 14 years,” and Jason joined the band on stage for “Harvester of Sorrow,” playing alongside his replacement, current bassist Robert Trujillo.
Then they played “Damage Inc.” together.
My sources claim the band will likely be joined by Dave Mustaine on stage before this week’s through.
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