THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016|
Posted by: Mandi Dudek
Metallica has been dubbed this year's Ambassadors for Record Store Day and to celebrate they did a nine-song set on Record Store Day at Berkeley's Rasputin Music. The set included some all-time favorites such as "For Whom The Bell Tolls," "Creeping Death" and "Fade To Black." Considering the size of the Rasputin Music in Berkeley, Metallica was forced to take their performance down a notch (meaning sans any pyrotechnics or mosh pits).
Additional to the nine-song set, Metallica has also released an eight-minute video explaining how important vinyl has been to each member growing up. James Hetfield said, "Metallica has been lifelong supporters of record stores and indie retail, because- well because we grew up with it and no one would play our stuff, so that's where we would meet friends, meet fans, hang out at the record stores and get to find out what new music is out there." Each member of Metallica has different memories about growing up hanging out in record stores and the influence record stores have had in shaping them into what they've become today.