Metallica Perform with Neil Young; Fans Fear Lulu 2 Imminent

  • Axl Rosenberg

This past Saturday evening, Metallica once again appeared at the annual benefit concert for The Bridge School, “a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities.” The set included acoustic performances of Metallica songs you’d probably think would not lend themselves to being performed acoustically, including “Enter Sandman,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Hardwired.” More importantly, though, it also included the band teaming up with Neil Young for a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul.”

The last time Metallica performed with an older, totally-metal-but-not-at-all-metal musician, it was with Lou Reed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert. That initial performance, of course, eventually led to Lulu, which was the musical equivalent of the Titanic.

Thus, although no one would ever fault Metallica for participating in this charitable event, the performance has stoked fears that the band could team up with Young for some sort of sequel to Lulu. These worries have no doubt been increased by gossip that backstage after the show, Young was allegedly overheard telling Lars Ulrich that “I’d love to be the table.”

We can only hope that Metallica are going to be too busy touring behind their upcoming release, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, to ever get into a studio with Young.

While we wait and see if this disaster can be averted, you can watch fan-filmed footage of Metallica’s entire performance below. Hardwired… to Self-Destruct comes out November 18.

[via The PRP]

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