Metal institution Metallica celebrated 30 years of existence this weekend with a series of hometown concerts at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. The shows featured guests like Rob Halford and Glenn Danzig, as well as seemingly miraculous appearances by members of the band’s family tree. Noisecreep, with an assist from Rollling Stone, notes that Metallica was able to meet the hype of such an event:
The thrash lifers proved up to the task, enlisting original members Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney … Mustaine played on the final five tunes and when McGoveny, the original bassist, came on for “Hit the Lights,” it marked the first time the founding lineup had performed together since 1982. Also on hand was Lloyd Grant, who lent guitar to the recorded version.
Read more and watch “Hit the Lights” at NC.