Metallica, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ – Official Music Video
Part of the first disc of ‘Garage Inc.,’ ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ became an immediate favorite among fans. Covering the traditional Irish song, Metallica put their hard rock spin on the tune, and on March 16, 1999, they put their hard rock spin on the music video, too.
Directed by Jonas Akerlund, the director Metallica worked with on their previous music video for ‘Turn the Page,’ ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ is set at a house party where Metallica performs the song. As the song builds up to the ending, the band destroys everything around them, including their musical instruments.
The same year the music video was released, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ peaked at the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2000.