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Metallica Share 1991 “Sad But True” Performance Video

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Metallica have shared a pro-shot video of their “Sad But True” performance at the Monsters of Rock Festival at Gentofte Stadion in Gentofte, Denmark on August 10, 1991.

This was only the third time the band played the song, having given the track its live debut at a pair of warm-up shows in California a week prior.

Watch the video below. It comes from one of the SIX live and behind-the-scenes DVDs that will be included in the upcoming super-duper-extra-special thirtieth anniversary reissue of The Black Album. Previously, the band debuted a 1991 demo of “Enter Sandman” and an alternate version of “Sad But True.” The expanded Black Album comes out September 10, and can be pre-ordered here.

Additionally, on October 1, Metallica will release The Metallica Blacklist,  The Metallica Blacklist, an album that “celebrates the enduring influence of Metallica with an unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut.” Singles released from that collection thus far include from that album include “Nothing Else Matters” by Miley Cyrus, Elton John , Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, and Robert Trujillo“Enter Sandman” by Juanes, and versions of “Sad But True” by St. Vincent, Sam Fender, and Jason Isbell.

Pre-order The Metallica Blacklist here. All profits from every track on The Metallica Blacklist will benefit Metallica’s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, along with a charity of each artist’s choice.

Metallica will headline several American festivals this year, and several European festivals next year. Here are all the dates they have lined up thus far:

9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]

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