In case you missed it, and we’re sure you didn’t, Metallica was one of the acts that appeared at last week’s tribute show for Chris Cornell at The Forum in Los Angeles, and for those of us that were not fortunate enough to attend, footage of their full performance at the event is now streaming online.
The footage kicks off with Tenacious D frontman Jack Black, and after a killer intro Metallica started and finished their four-song set with a pair of tracks from Soundgarden’s 1988 debut, “Ultramega OK”, opening with “All Your Lies” and bringing it to a close with a kickass version of “Head Injury.”
James Hetfield told the crowd: “I think we like the very, very first album,” adding:. “The first couple…extra good. Nothing bad about the others, but… you know, just sayin’.”
As well as the two Soundgarden tracks their set included two of Metallica’s own classics: 1984’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and 1986’s “Master Of Puppets.”
The connection between the two bands goes back a long time. Metallica requested that Soundgarden join them on the bill for the 1996 Lollapalooza tour. Ironically, the 28-show tour was to be the final tour for Soundgarden who disbanded early the following the year, reuniting 13 years later.
Check out Metallica’s full set below: