Metallica members have taken part in a one-off supergroup, helping to perform a number of covers at a special show in Canada this weekend.
Just one month ago, fans of heavy metal were alerted to the fact that some of their idols would be taking part in a rather special event this July.
Featuring Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves, and Joey Castillo, who was formerly a member of Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig, the one-off supergroup announced they would adopt the name The Wedding Band and perform a set full of cover songs at Canada’s Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Ontario.
“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 explained. “This is going to be an event you’ll never forget.”
True to their word, the group hit up the Cosmopolitan Music Hall on Friday night to deliver an eclectic setlist full of classic rock covers.
Check out The Wedding Band covering Black Sabbath:
As Metal Injection reports, the group’s set featured performances of songs such as Motörhead’s ‘Ace Of Spaces’, Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Iron Man’, AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’, and Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding’.
Throw in songs by the likes of Chic and Kool & The Gang, and you’ve got yourself a set you probably won’t find anywhere else.
Of course, for fans of Metallica, this sort of behaviour should be expected, with Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo using their previous live shows to deliver an instrumental cover version during the band’s sets.
Although there’s no word whether The Wedding Band will ever perform live again, Australian fans will have a chance to catch Metallica live when they visit the country for their first tour since 2013 later this year.
No word yet as to which local songs they’ll cover during their sets, but finding out is half the fun!
Check out The Wedding Band covering Motörhead:
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