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Metallica To Play Free Show In London

October 28, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Heavy metal kings Metallica may still be searching for a place to play a free show in the U.S., but it seems as though they found somewhere to play in Britain.

The English music weekly NME reports the acclaimed rock quartet will perform at Ministry of Sound in London on Nov. 13; though no admission will be charged, fans are encouraged to contribute money for charity.

The free concert will help celebrate the Nov. 18 release of Re-Load, a collection of 13 unreleased songs recorded during the band's Load sessions.

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