Metallica Mondays: Band treats fans to 2008 Madrid gig, here's how you can watch the fundraiser live

Metallica have been pulling out all the stops for their fans during this pandemic by playing live sets every week that also serve as donation parties for Covid-19 relief

                            Metallica Mondays: Band treats fans to 2008 Madrid gig, here's how you can watch the fundraiser live
Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield (Getty Images)

Metallica Mondays are continuing in earnest for metal fans during this coronavirus pandemic. This week, the hard-rocking band are encouraging their fans to stay safe and stay home by airing an epic live set from Madrid, Spain, that was played in 2008. According to the video's description online, it was "Taken from a pair of videotapes in the Metallica Vault that archived the screen feeds from this show. Filmed at Auditorio John Lennon in Getafe, Spain on May 31, 2008." This show is currently streaming live on Metallica's YouTube and Facebook pages and will be made available as an on-demand video stream following that. 


Here's the full setlist from Metallica's Spanish gig

'Creeping Death'
'Ride the Lightning'
'Harvester of Sorrow'
'Bleeding Me'
'Wherever I May Roam'
'Devil's Dance'
'...And Justice for All'
'Fade to Black'
'Master of Puppets'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Sad but True'
'Enter Sandman'
'Last Caress'
'So What'
'Seek & Destroy' 

In the comments section, one fan said, "It's crazy to think that Rob is now in the Band longer than Jason was... " They were marveling at how new bassist Rob Trujillo was now Metallica's longest-serving bassist, even outlasting Metallica's previous 4-string lord Jason Newsted, who had been roped in after the tragic death of Cliff Burton. One fan replied with a Metallica lyric saying, "Indeed it is. Time is like a fuse, short, and burning fast."

Metallica's Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett perform at the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on May 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

As ever, Metallica are hoping to serve the greater good while entertaining their fans with their fiery performances. These weekly series of gigs also serve as a massive music fundraiser, where any donations made during the show go towards Covid-19 relief care. When they first embarked on the Metallica Mondays, the band had posted this message on their official website: "While streaming is free, we will be hosting simultaneous fundraisers on each platform benefiting All Within My Hands. Your donation will help address food insecurities and medical supply shortages during the current Covid-19 crisis as AWMH is working with partners at Feeding America and Direct Relief."

So if you are a fan enjoying this set at home, please donate generously if you can afford to because the planet can currently use all the help it can get. Make sure you stay tuned for more Metallica action in the coming weeks by subscribing to their Facebook and YouTube pages. 

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