San Jose Mercury News: Review: James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong shine at acoustic benefit concert

May 16, 2014 ...And On Top of That

The highlight of the concert was Hetfield's set, which was equally poignant and powerful. As the frontman for the world's greatest metal band, Hetfield might seem like an unlikely candidate to go acoustic. Yet, he proved entirely capable and comfortable in the setting, thrilling with Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" and a cover of the Beatles' "In My Life." He gave us a peak into his personal world, describing how the death of his parents from cancer inspired the touching Metallica number "Until It Sleeps."

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