2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors Metallica will perform live at Berkeley, CA’s legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16th in celebration of Record Store Day. A few lucky Met Club members and Rasputin customers have won tickets to see the rare in-store performance in person, however fans from around the world will be able to join in on the festivities.
Metallica will take the stage around 4:00 PM PST and fans will be able to watch the live steam via the band’s Facebook page here.
Metallica will also be celebrating the releases of the remastered reissues of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning along with their official Record Store Day release, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Metallica!, a live recording from the club back in June of 2003. All profits from the sale of the 9-song set will go directly to the victims of the Parisian attacks through Fondation de France’s Give For France charity.
Metallica is no stranger to Record Store Day, a special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide, now in its ninth year. Metallica’s support through out the years has been more than noteworthy with in-store appearances, (remember Mountain View, CA Rasputin Records in 2008, when the band met their fans for hours to kick off the very first Record Store Day) and a healthy handful of special releases. In fact, members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo made big news just last year when the band’s cassette-issued demos collection, No Life Til Leather, ended up as Record Store Day 2015’s highest seller. As well, Trujillo’s lauded biopic, Jaco, about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, was RSD 2014’s Official Film and a special Record Store Day exclusive version was released on DVD for Black Friday 2015, including a bonus CD featuring tracks from Trujillo himself.