Despite coming from plastic horns and kazoos, the song’s famous riff still retained a somewhat sinister tone. James Hetfield couldn’t help but grin as he belted the song over the joyous ruckus. Meanwhile, Kirk Hammett wailed away on a melodica and Lars Ulrich pounded on a microscopic drum and smashed together a pair of tiny cymbals.
Metallica began releasing music videos for each track from their upcoming LP, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, Wednesday afternoon. The album, Metallica’s 10th, is out November 18th. The band will mark the release with a “Blackened Friday” event – a twist on Record Store Day’s Black Friday – at hundreds of independent record stores across the U.S. Fans participating in the midnight sale will be eligible to win items like limited edition vinyl slip mats and posters; the grand prize winner will receive the new album in a variety of formats, including the deluxe box set and a test pressing of the record.
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