In the middle of an insanely busy decade, Metallica never slowed down. Already releasing a huge live box set and four studio albums, the band was gearing up for the release of 'S&M.' While other bands might want to take a breather, Metallica found themselves in Europe in the middle of a worldwide tour, all leading up to their epic performance at Woodstock '99 in July.
Fortunately, one of those performances in Europe was not only captured on tape but is also available as a free download courtesy of Live Metallica. Playing on May 21 in Nuremberg, Germany at Rock Im Park, Metallica performed a huge setlist that included hits like 'Creeping Death' and 'Battery' and more recent fan favorites like 'The Memory Remains' and 'King Nothing.' The performance included three separate encores, each more intense than the one before.
The reason why this needs to be in your collection? To date, 'Fixxxer' from the band's album, 'ReLoad,' has never been played in its entirety live. However, right before 'Enter Sandman' at this specific show, the band engages in a 90-second jam that sounds eerily like the beginning of that song. There's no question this is a rarity for Metallica, so make sure to download this set right now!
May 21, 1999 - Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany - Set List
'Master of Puppets'
'Of Wolf and Man'
'The Thing That Should Not Be'
'The Memory Remains'
'The Four Horsemen'
'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
'Wherever I May Roam'
'Fight Fire With Fire'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Sad But True'
Total Running Time: One hour, 54 minutes, 24 seconds