METALLICA Performs 'Whiskey In The Jar' For First Time Since 2009 (Video)

METALLICA Performs 'Whiskey In The Jar' For First Time Since 2009 (Video)

METALLICA's official YouTube channel MetallicaTV has uploaded "fly-on-the-wall" footage shot by the MetOnTour reporter on March 22 in São Paulo, Brazil. The clip, which can be seen below, includes a very wet version of "Battery" as well as a cover of the famous Irish traditional song "Whiskey In The Jar" (popularized by THIN LIZZY in the '70s) for the first time since 2009.

As promised, the band played a nearly all-request set in São Paulo, with 17 songs chosen online by fans prior to the gig and the last slot filled by the new track "The Lords Of Summer".

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Battery
02.
Master Of Puppets
03.
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04.
Fuel
05.
The Unforgiven
06.
The Lords Of Summer
07.
Wherever I May Roam
08.
Sad But True
09.
Fade To Black
10.
...And Justice For All
11.
One
12.
For Whom The Bell Tolls
13.
Creeping Death
14.
Nothing Else Matters
15.
Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Whiskey in the Jar
17.
The Day That Never Comes
18.
Seek & Destroy

Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that "The Lords Of Summer" "is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It's one of those things that's like, 'Here, we're writing and we're creating.'"

Guitarist Kirk Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio that coming up with music is not a problem for the band. "We're a band that never has a shortage of ideas," he said. "You know, you hear about these bands that are like, oh, they're sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not METALLICA. METALLICA's problem is the total opposite: we have too many ideas, which ones are we gonna use. And so that's pretty much how it stands with us."

Ulrich cautioned, however, that "The Lords Of Summer" may not even end up on METALLICA's next album at all, or at least not in its current form. He explained, "We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006. We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record (2008's 'Death Magnetic')."

The Metallica By Request tour will hit Europe this summer, with a single North American date confirmed in Montreal, as the band continues working on its 10th studio album.

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