Have you ever wanted to see members of Metallica cover some of your favourite songs as part of an all-star cover band? Then you’d better book your flights over to Canada right now!
As we’re well aware by now, Metallica are one of those bands who enjoy a good cover song. After all, they’ve paid tribute to their idols with releases like The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, Garage Inc., and the prospective Garage Inc. 2.
Add in the fact that the group have a penchant for covering songs at almost all of their recent shows, and you’ve got one band who like to tackle a classic from time to time.
However, as it turns out, some of the band’s members will be moonlighting as part of a cover band next month, performing as The Wedding Band at Canada’s Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Ontario.
Featuring Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe, and Joey Castillo, who was formerly a member of Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig, the one-off supergroup will take on some of the most iconic tunes of all time.
“This unlikely bunch is coming to play all your favourite classic covers from bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, and more,” the venue explains. “This is going to be an event you’ll never forget.”
While there’s very little chance that such a lineup will be making its way to our neck of the woods any time soon, you can be sure that eager fans will be treating this as one special event not to be missed.
In related news, Metallica are set to make their return to Australia later this year as part of their WorldWired tour, bringing special guests Slipknot along for the ride. Who knows, maybe we’ll score a few special covers then as well?
Check out Metallica covering The Stone Roses:
Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019
With special guests Slipknot
Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday October 22nd (Sold Out) Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD