Check Out Metallica’s Epic Performance of ‘One’ in Chile
Now, the band's performance of "One" is preserved forever as Metallica have released pro-shot footage from Santiago, which you can check out below.
Watch Metallica Perform "One" in Santiago
If you stream or download the full show from LiveMetallica.com or nugs.net, you'll hear a chipper James Hetfield talk to the crowd after "One," asking them, "Do you like that song?" The thousands of screaming fans answer in the affirmative, to which Hetfield responds, "Now we're going to play a song you don't like, okay? Is there a song you don't like? Everyone has one." After that, Kirk Hammett plays the opening riff to "Escape," the Ride the Lightning track that is notorious for being hated by the band.
Hetfield laughs at the riff and the band tears into another fan favorite, "Sad But True."
Even before Metallica took the stage for the show, fans in Santiago were already revved up thanks to hearing the band's rehearsal of "One" shake the city. You can see fan-footage of that soundcheck here. This is already the third video released from Metallica's Santiago gig, the first being the crushing "Spit Out the Bone," then the "Black Album" tune, "Through the Never."
"One" is one of the most-performed Metallica songs in their catalog. They first pulled it out on Sept. 11, 1988, in Budapest, Hungary, and since then have played it more than 1,500 times. It's a regular staple in their setlists and it's already appeared in all of their 2022 shows.