Towards the end of the song, Metallica vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield told the crowd: “We love you, Phil.”
The metal titans donated to Dublin's Capuchin day centre which helps provide for homeless people and the ISPCC for children.
The new thriller, titled ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile’ can be streamed from 3 May.
The film, which is directed by Adam Dubin, is set to premiere on 20 April at AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco.
The special, one-off event is to mark the 20th anniversary of the metal titans' 1999 live LP, 'S&M.'
The seventh annual Metallica night with baseball’s San Francisco Giants will take place on 26 April.
The film will feature contributions from Thin Lizzy personnel including Scott Gorham, Eric Bell and Darren Wharton.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
The prestigious award has been referred to as the “Nobel Prize for music”.
Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Elton John, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
Iconic Us metal outfit Metallica are set to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize, which will be presented to them in June 2018
Metallica frontman James Hetfield is to make his acting debut in Zac Efron's new biopic of the notorious US serial killer Ted Bundy
Metallica have revealed plans for 10 February to be named Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County, California, in honour of their late bassist
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has been bringing Christmas cheer by delivering Xmas gifts to firefighters and police in his home town Vail, Colorado
The five London dates on Metallica's acclaimed WorldWired world tour have smashed the previous records for concert attendance in the UK