METALLICA played another rare, nine-song acoustic set on October 23 during Neil Young's 30th anniversary Bridge School benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The band performed acoustic versions of both its own hits and some surprising covers, including THE CLASH's "Clampdown", DEEP PURPLE's "When A Blind Man Cries" and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD's "Mr. Soul" featuring Young himself.
Also featured in the set were "Whiskey In The Jar", "Nothing Else Matters", "Bleeding Me" and new song "Hardwired".
In addition, they celebrated METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo's 52nd birthday at the event by covering him in cream pies.
Professionally filmed video footage of the concert and the pre-show tuning-room jam can be seen below.
Also performing at the all-acoustic charity event were Young himself, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, MY MORNING JACKET, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and others.
METALLICA and the other acts also performed one day earlier (October 22) for the first day of the event.
METALLICA previously appeared at the 1997 and 2007 installments of the concert.
The band's new album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", is due out November 18. It consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music. A U.S. tour in support of the effort is expected to launch next year.