If there’s ever a movie made about Metallica, last night’s concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco should be the final scene. In a moment that was impossible to imagine just a few years ago, the original line-up – featuring James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney – took the stage for the final two songs of the evening. It was the first time that they’d played together since 1982.
Mustaine played on the final five songs, all of which were drawn from his brief time with the band. The Megadeth frontman had reunited with Metallica at numerous Big Four concerts over the past couple of years, but that was always during a chaotic jam on a Diamond Head song. He hadn’t played a Metallica song with them since his extremely bitter departure in 1983. Check out this video of “Hit The Lights,” that features the current line-up of Metallica joined by Mustaine, McGovney and Lloyd Grant, who played guitar on the original recording of the song in early 1982. A more detailed account of the show, which also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Jason Newsted, Bob Rock and other guests, will go up later.
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