On February 9, METALLICA played a corporate gig at Pier 48 in San Francisco at a party hosted by Salesforce.com, a cloud computing company that provides cloud-based applications and solutions for businesses to enhance their sales and customer service capabilities. METALLICA, who previously played at Salesforce.com's annual convention called Dreamforce in 2011, got involved through guitarist Kirk Hammett's friendship with the company's chief executive officer Marc Benioff, who is his neighbor.
Official fly-on-the-wall footage shot by the MetOnTour reporter at the February 9 concert can be seen below. The clip includes footage of the band warming up in the tuning room, and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" from the show.
METALLICA's setlist for the concert was as follows:
01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04. Sad But True
05. The Unforgiven
07. Wherever I May Roam
09. For Whom The Bell Tolls
11. Nothing Else Matters
12. Enter Sandman
13. Creeping Death
14. Seek & Destroy
Before METALLICA agreed to its gig for Salesforce.com in 2011, the band stipulated that several hundred members of its fan club be allowed to attend free.
After that concert, one fan wrote on a forum: "Everyone is just pretty much standing there motionless with their cameras out."
Marc Benioff was described by Business Insider as "one of the most flamboyant, generous, larger-than-life personalities in the tech industry."
Salesforce.com wasn't METALLICA's first corporate gig — the band played a party in Los Angeles thrown by Activision in 2010 to promote the release of the new video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops.
Corporate concerts like this have been known to fetch anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million for artists.
METALLICA is currently working on material for its tenth studio album for a tentative late 2015/early 2016 release. The new CD will follow up 2008's "Death Magnetic".
METALLICA has spent a lot of time outside the studio in 2014, with activities that included a string of European all-request shows last summer, being guests of honor at a film festival, and playing a week-long residency on "The Late Show With Craig Ferguson".