METALLICA Give Atlanta Crowd Its Money's Worth

Philadelphia radio station 94 WYSP interviewed members of METALLICA Saturday (July 12) at Veterans stadium before the band went up on stage to perform. Check out audio from the interviews with Lars and Kirk: Lars, Kirk#1, Kirk#2.

In other news, Jamie Gumbrecht of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the sea of faces crammed into Turner Field Friday night (July 11) may have screamed, jumped and drank to the hardcore sound of four earlier bands, but they were all there for one reason: METALLICA.

The Summer Sanitarium tour opened at 3 p.m., touting the talents of the DEFTONES, MUDVAYNE, LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, as well as undisputed kings of heavy metal, METALLICA.

Rain held off during the show, but the temperature approached 90 degrees, causing many concertgoers to douse themselves in water, take a break in shaded areas and strip down to nearly nude. LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst commented that he'd seen more bare breasts at Atlanta's show than ever before.

Jason Javer, an Athens Technical College student, spent most of the day on the field, tossing himself among the crowd. Only after LIMP BIZKIT's early evening performance did he and his friend come upstairs for a water break.

"I can't feel the right side of my face," Javer said, noting that their earlier antics were just a warm up for METALLICA's night performance. METALLICA, he said, is its own religion, and sometimes, that involves a little pain.

"It's all about the looseness," said Michael Joyce, also an Athens Technical College student. "If you tense up out there, you'll just fall right over." Read more.

(Thanks: The 4 Horsemen)

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