Contact Us

Metallica Go Corporate for Private Gig

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

While a high tech conference isn’t exactly where one would expect to check out a Metallica show, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night (Aug. 31) in San Francisco, Calif. Salesforce.com, a cloud computing company, held their annual convention and on tap was a special set from Metallica.

So, what’s the connection? Guitarist Kirk Hammett is reportedly friends with one of Salesforce.com’s executives, who coincidentally also happens to be his Bay Area neighbor. The band made the most of the opportunity by inviting hundreds of fan club members to the show as well, making for a memorable night.

Powering through a 14-song set that kicked off with ‘Creeping Death’ and ended with ‘Seek & Destroy,’ it’s fair to say that Metallica kicked a little cloud computing butt! The set list was pretty standard fare for Metallica, keeping mostly to the hits for the convention goers. They played ‘Fuel,’ ‘One’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and closed out their set with ‘Enter Sandman’ before the encore.

This intimate gig is the first of a handful of shows that Metallica have lined up in the coming months. On Sept. 14 the band hits the East Coast for their Big 4 show with Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. Then in December the band celebrates their 30 years together with a four show run at the Filmore in San Francisco, Calif.

For us metal geeks that weren’t invited to the Salesforce concert, check out video from the show below:

Watch Metallica Play ‘Enter Sandman’ at the Salesforce Conference

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of Ultimate Metallica

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimatemetallica.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Metallica quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!