I was looking forward to this episode of The Ultimate Metallica Show all week.

We played a lot of great tunes, including a live track from Cain's Ballroom in 1986 and a demo of "Damage, Inc." from James Hetfield's legendary riff tape, but the song I was most excited for was Metallica's cover of Alice in Chains' "Would?".

The track first appeared on the Singles soundtrack and later on Alice in Chains' second studio LP, Dirt. Metallica decided to cover it as part of a huge celebration for Alice in Chains near the end of 2020. Alice in Chains received the Founders Award from Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, and because of that, several bands joined together to honor them. Metallica's cover of "Would?" was officially released as part of their Vinyl Club, on the Blackened 2020 12-inch.

"Would?" is Jerry Cantrell's tribute to Andrew Wood, lead singer for Mother Love Bone. Wood died on March 16, 1990, after overdosing on heroin.

If you missed any part of the show this past weekend, you can check out the full recap below.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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On the next Ultimate Metallica Show, we're going to celebrate Metallica's full set from their appearance at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival. They'll be headlining this year's festival on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Don't forget, if you want to help shape our playlist each week, make sure to hit me up in the Ultimate Metallica app with your requests.

Watch Metallica Cover Alice in Chains' "Would?"

Some of Our Favorite Live Photos of Lars Ulrich

As iconic as James Hetfield is, as much of a shredder as Kirk Hammett is and as crazy as Robert Trujillo is onstage, there might be no member more associated with Metallica than Lars Ulrich.

Afterall, he's the reason the band even exists. He's a major part of the songwriting process. He's the voice that stood up for Metallica and musicians across the globe in the wake of Napster.

After hours and hours of rifling through photos of Ulrich, we whittled this list down to just a few of our favorite live shots from the last 20 years. Of course, there's no way to encapsulate Ulrich in a mere photograph, but as you will no doubt be able to tell, you can get pretty close.

Some of Our Favorite Live Photos of Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is a shredder, plain and simple. Or more specifically, he's a ripper. The Ripper.

Whether you're listening to him ripping or watching videos or staring at photos, one thing is obvious: this guy is a six-string master. While we could never create a collection that covers Hammett's entire history with Metallica, we've picked a handful of some of our favorite photos over the last 20 years showing the guitarist rocking out and having fun.

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