Metallica to Offer Live Stream of Record Store Day Performance
Metallica fans will be able to witness the band’s Record Store Day performance even if they’re not in Berkeley, Calif., this Saturday, April 16. Fans can visit Metallica’s Facebook page to live stream the legendary metal band’s set.
The members of Metallica have been chosen as this year’s Record Store Day ambassadors, an honor that’s been bestowed on artists like Dave Grohl, Jack White and Iggy Pop in the past. Metallica’s role as Record Store Day ambassadors will include the band playing a gig at Berkeley’s Rasputin Music store at 4PM PT. Very few Met Club members and Rasputin customers actually won tickets to see the performance in person, but you’ll be able to stream the event from anywhere with an internet connection.
“As times have changed, records unfortunately play a significantly different role in most young people’s lives and have primarily become a niche entity,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich wrote for the Record Store Day website. “But there are signs of hope. My 17-year-old asked for a record player for his birthday two years ago, and I have been steadily doing my best due diligence as a parent, feeding him the classics since then. This process reached its emotional peak (and I even got misty-eyed!) when he put Deep Purple’s Machine Head and Made in Japan on his latest Christmas wish-list, in good old vinyl format. What a moment! Maybe it all will work out after all….”
Metallica will release a limited-edition live album for Record Store Day. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica! was recorded at Paris’ Le Bataclan on June 11, 2003. All proceeds from the release will be donated to the victims of the Nov. 13, 2015, Paris terrorist attacks.
Be sure to visit Metallica’s Facebook page at 4PM PT on April 16 to check out the band’s Record Store Day set!
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