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    METALLICA'S STAR-STUDDED 30TH ANNIVERSARY
    December 07, 2011

    A Birthday With All the Trimmings
    There was
    no mistaking the party in this production. There were balloons, confetti and
    baby snaps; the vintage-photo show on the screen behind Ulrich's drum kit
    included a series devoted to his dodgy haircuts through the ages. New Orleans'
    Soul Rebels Brass Band called the congregation to order as they
    did on Monday – tonight with startling treatments of "Creeping Death" and "Sad
    But True" – and Armored Saint played a brief opening set. Before showtime, in
    the VIP balcony, the members of Metallica mingled with friends and peers such as
    Sammy Hagar and all three members of Green
    Day. And everyone learned a little something during the trivia contests
    moderated by comedian Jim Breuer, such as Hetfield's
    least favorite song from 1984's Ride the Lightning. The
    answer: "Escape." So don't expect it on Friday or Saturday.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/alternate-take/metallicas-star-studded-30th-anniversary-residency-includes-rarities-curve-balls-20111208#ixzz1fzlxeS9b

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Brian's picture
on December 07, 2011

A Birthday With All the Trimmings
There was
no mistaking the party in this production. There were balloons, confetti and
baby snaps; the vintage-photo show on the screen behind Ulrich's drum kit
included a series devoted to his dodgy haircuts through the ages. New Orleans'
Soul Rebels Brass Band called the congregation to order as they
did on Monday – tonight with startling treatments of "Creeping Death" and "Sad
But True" – and Armored Saint played a brief opening set. Before showtime, in
the VIP balcony, the members of Metallica mingled with friends and peers such as
Sammy Hagar and all three members of Green
Day. And everyone learned a little something during the trivia contests
moderated by comedian Jim Breuer, such as Hetfield's
least favorite song from 1984's Ride the Lightning. The
answer: "Escape." So don't expect it on Friday or Saturday.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/alternate-take/metallicas-star-studded-30th-anniversary-residency-includes-rarities-curve-balls-20111208#ixzz1fzlxeS9b