It isn’t often, or ever, that the words “intimate” and “Metallica” are mentioned in the same sentence....
Metallica : Live
Metallica : Live

It isn’t often, or ever, that the words “intimate” and “Metallica” are mentioned in the same sentence. Thursday night, November 4th, at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida there existed, at least for a few hours, an intimate evening with Metallica.

James Hetfield
Robert Trujillo & Lars Ulrich

The brand new 7,000 seat venue played host to a stripped-down Metallica show. Stripped down because there were no flash pots, no pyrotechnics, not even a video screen, just four of the best musicians on the planet strolling around an otherwise bare stage. For two-plus hours Lars, Kirk, James, and Robert strolled around giving everything to the appreciative audience. There was the usual soloing, the requisite standing in each other’s face jamming, and of course, the hits. There was a deep track (“Whiplash”), a rare miss (“Moth Into Flame”), and a symphonic piece, without the San Francisco Symphony (“No Leaf Clover”). One highlight of the evening was an extended, drawn-out “Harvester of Sorrow” that featured two separate solos and a dream-like jam sequence.

Any Metallica show is sure to be epic. A small venue intimate show is beyond description and has to be seen to be truly appreciated.



Ride The Lightning
Harvester Of Sorrow
Seek & Destroy
Through The Never
Sad But True
Moth Into Flame
No Leaf Clover
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Master of Puppets

Kirk Hammett


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