METALLICA kicked off their four-night residency on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday night (April 10) with a performance of their single “Lux Æterna” from the band’s upcoming album, “72 Seasons”
The four members of the band — Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich — also took the time to sit down with Kimmel to discuss how the Netflix show “Stranger Things” introduced METALLICA‘s music to an all new generation of fans, their kids being musicians, their cover song competition for high school and college marching bands, the upcoming “M72” tour and much more.
You can watch both the chat and the performance below.
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Last Friday, when METALLICA first announced its “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” residency, the band posted to social media: “In a first for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, it’s ‘Metallica Week,’ as we will be the musical guest each night, beginning on Monday, April 10, through Thursday, April 13. We’ll be playing live for all four shows, and you’ll also catch us on the couch, chatting with Jimmy one night. Keep your eyes peeled for other sightings during the broadcast, as we really don’t know what else Jimmy will get us involved in!”
METALLICA previously appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” back in 2021 when they read one-star reviews of their classic Black Album on the show. Jimmy Kimmel also hosted METALLICA‘s “All Within My Hands” benefit concert back in December.