METALLICA At SXSW: Photo Blog Available

Entertainment Weekly's photo blog of METALLICA's "secret" gig this past Friday night (March 20) at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas as part of the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" showcase during the Texas capital's annual South By Southwest music and media festival can be found at

According to Jake Coyle of, METALLICA jokingly attempted to pose as one of the hundreds of smaller bands at South By Southwest just hoping to get a record deal.

"We're a young band from Norway and we want to get signed," METALLICA frontman James Hetfield told the audience at Stubb's.

METALLICA played for slightly more than an hour, performing both classics and, as Hetfield called it, "new stuff" off teh band's 2008 album "Death Magnetic".

According to, a dozen Austin police officers and 75 security guards were nearby for the show, which kicked off at 10:00 p.m. local time. Only 2,100 fans were let in.

The Stubb's manager said earlier in the day that he expected to turn away more than 5,000 people.

METALLICA's setlist was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Harvester Of Sorrow
04. One
05. Broken, Beat & Scarred
06. Cyanide
07. Sad But True
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Master Of Puppets
10. Blackened
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11. Breadfan
12. Whiplash
13. Seek & Destory


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