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Sunday, October 28, 2012

METALLICA Debut At 'Voodoo Music + Arts Experience' - Video Available!

Once again, METALLICA wrote Heavy Music history as they performed for the first time ever at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at the New Orleans City Park. METALLICA's performance took place on yesterday (October 27) and you can watch video of the bands performance below.

As previously reported, the band joined the festival billing as the replacement for GREEN DAY, which canceled its Voodoo appearance two weeks ago, presumably due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's onstage breakdown and subsequent rehab enrollment.

METALLICA's setlist:

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
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek And Destroy

“We got a message about two days ago asking us if we were able to fill in for Green Day because Billie Joe was having some issues,” guitarist Kirk Hammett told Fuse. ”We discussed it between the four of us and we all said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be a great thing for us to do and it would also be great to help out Billie Joe because 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 because we love those guys. It’s a honor for us that they approached us and asked if we could fill in.”

Lars Ulrich added: "We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud."

Green Day drummer Tre Cool announced his band would not be playing at the festival earlier this week, stating, "We had to put the life of our friend in front of everything."

Recently, Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo, Green Day's longtime producer, released an update statement about the Punk icon, and revealed, "His rehab is no joke. He's under medical supervision for a while to get him clean."

Cavallo fears more shows will be cancelled to accommodate the star's recovery: "His doctors are still evaluating. All I can say is I don't know if we'll see him before or after Christmas. It's basically undetermined when he'll be back."

Related links:
METALLICA's Official Site

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