Report: MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED, LIFE OF AGONY Drummers Jammed With METALLICA
According to Metal Hammer, MACHINE HEAD's Dave McClain, HATEBREED's Matt Byrne and LIFE OF AGONY's Sal Abruscato all jammed with James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and and Kirk Hammett before the METALLICA trio settled on the drum line-up of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER) and Flemming Larsen (Lars Ulrich's longtime drum tech) for their performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in England Sunday (June 6).
As previously reported, Ulrich was taken to hospital with an undisclosed illness just hours before METALLICA were due to headline the festival. Rather than pull the show and risk a revolt from fans, METALLICA called Jordison, Lombardo and Larsen to rescue the gig. Jordison played in his SLIPKNOT mask.
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