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Watch Metallica’s Madrid Show From 2008’s European Vacation Tour

The show, recorded at the John Lennon Auditorio, is the latest in the band’s on-going ‘Metallica Mondays’ archival video series.

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Metallica have broadcast the latest instalment in their ‘Metallica Mondays’ concert series, this time selecting a show from the Auditorio John Lennon in Madrid on their European Vacation Tour from 2008.

The 18-track Madrid setlist is one for the ages, with tracks including ‘Ride The Lightning’, ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’, ‘Wherever I May Roam’, ‘…And Justice For All’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Last Caress’ and ‘Fade To Black’ played on the night. You can check the show out in full below.

The band have been hand-picking some of their favourite performances from down through the years to keep fans entertained during the lockdown. On this occasion, to get their hands on the footage from Madrid, Metallica had to dust off two video tapes that were buried in their vaults.

Metallica Mondays are streamed on both the band’s YouTube and Facebook channels at 8pm ET (1am BST) each week, with fans able to donate cash live to Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation during the stream.

Meanwhile, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has spoken about how he and guitarist Kirk Hammett came up with their famous live ‘doodles’.
The bassist and guitarist have been playing mini-jams every night on their WorldWired tour – songs which are closely associated with each city they play in.

The idea started in 2017, with Trujillo talking about them earlier this month on ‘Drinks With Johnny’ – a video series hosted by Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ.

Asked how the ‘doodles’ started, Trujillo told Louder: “There was a duet moment where we were supposed to play a Metallica song, maybe like a deep cut, so we’d play ‘I Disappear’ or something.

“We started noticing we weren’t getting the result we wanted. We would go up there and start playing ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ or something and then the crowd’s expecting James Hetfield to come out and sing.

“They were feeling like it was a prelude moment and I started thinking, ‘We’ve got to do something different.’ So Kirk came out one night and he started playing ‘Le Freak’ by CHIC and it totally caught me off guard. He got me the first night, because I didn’t exactly know the bass line, so I improvised it. And then the second night, I got it.”

Trujillo added: “Then we got to Europe and we were in Amsterdam, and one of our management team members suggested, ‘Why don’t you play Golden Earring’s ‘Radar Love?’ So I started played the bass line, and then the crowd started singing, and it was like, ‘Hold on a minute. There’s something here.’ Then we started to formulate some local bands from each city.”

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