Los Angeles 1992 Concert – Free Metallica Download of the Week
Touring North America with Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More, Metallica co-headlined 25 stadium shows between July and October in 1992. Aside from being a flat-out epic touring year, 1992 would go down in ‘Tallica history for another reason. On Aug. 8, in Montreal, James Hetfield was part of an on-stage pyrotechnic accident and suffered severe burns to his left arm during the band’s performance of ‘Fade to Black.’
While some musicians might just call it quits for the remainder of the tour dates, Hetfield did the exact opposite. Picking the tour back up on Aug. 25, Hetfield returned with his bandmates, except this time there was an extra musician on-stage. Since the frontman suffered serious burns to his arm, he was not able to play guitar. John Marshall, who played guitar for Metal Church and was the former tech for Kirk Hammett, handled rhythm guitar duties for the rest of the tour.
This was not the first time Marshall joined Metallica on-stage. In 1986 he also handled the rhythm guitar while Hetfield recuperated from a broken wrist. Both times Marshall filled in on rhythm guitar, Hetfield remained at the front of the stage, belting out his lyrics to the thousands and thousands of fans who paid to see Metallica live.
This free download is one you’ll want in your collection as soon as humanly possible. Opening with ‘Creeping Death’ and playing tunes like ‘Of Wolf and Man’ and ‘Whiplash,’ this is a memorable set for any Metallica fan to own. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Metallica on this tour, this free download is the next best thing.
Sept. 27, 1992 – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif. – Set List
‘Harvester of Sorrow’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘Sad But True’
‘Wherever I May Roam’
‘Of Wolf and Man’
‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’
‘The Shortest Straw’
‘Fade to Black’
‘Master of Puppets’
‘Seek & Destroy’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
Total Running Time: One hour, 55 minutes, 22 seconds