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Stereogum: Watch Metallica Play Acoustic “Blackened” At Helping Hands Benefit

Nov 15, 2020

Last night, Metallica livestreamed a benefit concert for their charity All Within My Helping Hands. It’s the band’s second foray into full-length concerts during lockdown — in August, they filmed a secret show at a Sonoma winery, which was then screened at outdoor venues around the country. The band recorded the benefit show at their San Rafael, CA headquarters and did an 8-song acoustic set and a 6-song electric one. The setlist included their covers of Bob Seger and Deep Purple, plus a new rendition of the traditional folk song “The House Of The Rising Sun.” They also debuted new acoustic renditions of “Blackened” and “Now That We’re Dead.”

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