Record Store Day ambassadors Metallica are set to perform live at California’s legendary record store Rasputin Music this Saturday, April 16 in celebration of Record Store Day 2016. Fans from every corner of the globe will be able to join the festivities from the comfort of their own home via a Facebook live stream on the bands page HERE. The band will take to the stage around 4pm PST (9am Sunday AEST) to celebrate the releases of the newly remastered reissues of Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich relates how much records have meant to him from a young age: “From the mid ’70s to the early ’80s, the rock department at Bristol Music Center in Copenhagen, Denmark was the most significant part of my life outside school and family, and probably often tied right in there with both. My dad had started taking me there as early as I could remember, and the early excursions felt like going to another world. Growing up I thought my dad was the coolest guy, and no place was more ‘next level’ than his music room in our pad, which housed one of the vastest record collections around town in the 60s. Going up to that hang space on the top floor was actually like going to a record store in itself. There were thousands of records, scattered all over – in the racks, on the furniture, on the shelves, next to the record player. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin….the list is endless. And after my dad dragged me to see Deep Purple in 1973, I acquired the Fireball album the next day, and began attempting to amass a collection worthy of my father’s.”
Metallica’s official release for Record Store Day is a special live CD, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003, a live concert recording from the Paris theatre that became the focus of the world in November 2015. Proceeds from the sales of the CD will benefit Fondation de France’s – Give For France charity.