This was the second time Metallica hosted the “Helping Hands Concert & Auction” benefitting their foundation All Within My Hands. Obviously, due to the pandemic, this became an online affair with tens of thousands of fans watching around the globe.
This was the first time the “COVID” version of “Blackened” was performed live.
This was also the first time that new, acoustic arrangements of “Creeping Death” and “Now That We’re Dead” were played.
“When a Blind Man Cries” and “Turn the Page” were both last performed at the previous Helping Hands concert on November 3, 2018 at the Masonic in San Francisco.
Avi Vinocur from Goodnight, Texas provided additional background vocals and played mandolin while Henry Salvia played keyboards.
Layne Ulrich & Castor Hetfield added some additional percussion to “All Within My Hands.”
This was the first time that an electric version of the acoustic interpretation of “Disposable Heroes” was performed… how’s that for penetrating the fourth wall?
This was the first time Metallica performed “House of the Rising Sun.”
This was the first time that “Wasting My Hate” was played in nine years. It was last played on December 7, 2011 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. This was only the third performance of the song in the last 23 years.