Fly-on-the-wall footage of METALLICA's June 6 performance at the X Games in Austin, Texas can be seen below. The 12-minute clip, which was shot by a MetOnTour reporter, includes drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett in the meet-and-greet, tuning-room footage and "Whiplash" from the show. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert.
The band's setlist was as follows:
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Metal Militia
04. Sad But True
05. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
08. Master Of Puppets
10. Fade To Black
11. Enter Sandman
12. Creeping Death
14. Seek And Destroy
As previously reported, METALLICA has joined forces with ESPN and Circuit Of The Americas to assist the victims of the recent floods in Texas by donating all money raised from the sale of downloads of the band's show at the X Games to the American Red Cross of Central Texas. All formats of the download, including the high definition versions, are being offered at LiveMetallica.com for the very deeply discounted price of $5.00 each through July 15. Click here to order the show.
Hetfield told skateboarding legend Tony Hawk in a previously released clip: "It only makes sense that people who grew up on METALLICA are wanting to continue to skate and do the cool things that they do."
Hetfield continued, "We're pretty jazzed. We're excited to get there and X-Games has been going on for a while; it's about time! The music does something to you. When athletes are already really good and the music takes them to another place, you can't explain that."
Bassist Robert Trujillo added, "It always seemed like the skaters and the surfers were really connected to the music of METALLICA… There's a connection to those type of people. It's similar energy. You see at these events they're playing a lot of hard rock metal and punk rock."
Despite insisting that work has been proceeding on a new album, METALLICA has spent a lot of time outside the studio in the last year, with activities that included a string of European all-request shows last summer, a week-long residency on "The Late Show With Craig Ferguson", and the Rock In Rio USA stint in early May.
More festival dates are on the schedule for this summer, including two shows in Montreal and a headlining slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago at the end of July.
Official Metallica.com footage:
Fan-filmed footage of entire concert: