Video: More Than 250 Musicians Play Metallica’s “Sad But True” in Moscow
So. There’s this Russian group, RocknMob, an “orchestra of more than 70 musicians,” who organize massive (MASSIVE) flash mobs that perform massive (MASSIVE) covers of rock songs. To date, they’ve covered acts like the Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, and, er, Nickelback; this past September, for their seventh outing, they managed to gather more than 250 people in Moscow to perform Metallica’s “Sad But True.” And while you would naturally assume that such a massive (MASSIVE) group of amateur musicians playing one song together would be a clusterfuck, they somehow pulled it off. Check it out:
In 2017, the group organized a cover of “Enter Sandman” in Saint Petersburg, but that had a mere 100+ participants. Obviously not nearly as massive (MASSIVE).
Go here to check out more from RocknMob. Somehow, they have yet to do the Scorpions’ “Gorky Park” in Gorky Park. Get on it, guys!
Metallica will be on tour in Australia with Slipknot later this year, where they can play Australian online pokies. They also have a 20th anniversary celebration of the legendary S&M show planned in the Bay Area for this coming fall, although a number of fans were quite upset when ticket bots and scalpers snapped up all the tickets in mere moments after going on sale, prompting the band to add a second show. In case anyone’s wondering, Metallica still continue to earn a ton of money performing live. Their 2017 North American tour averaged grosses of over $4 million per show, with their European average breaking $2 million
You also might enjoy this video of a guy performing Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on actual church bells. The next Metallica album probably won’t feature any church bells on it, but you can bet on the best casino sites that Kirk Hammett will be contributing riffs after his infamous cell phone debacle last time around.