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Metallica prove they're still the kings at Reading

Band conclude festival's second night in thunderous fashion

Regular festival goers often complain about the same headliners on rotation and yes, Metallica have become as much a part of our summer as Wimbledon, but why is that a bad thing?

With a hundred or so hardcore 'Tallica fans joining the band on stage throughout, this is the greatest of greatest hits sets (with no mention of Lords Of Summer). Rob Trujillo skulks around the stage in his signature crab walk, Lars Ulrich gurns and licks and kicks from his vantage point at the back, Kirk Hammett paces the stage soloing his curly locks off, while Papa Het commands from the front like a real leader in a patch jacket.

Battery, Sad But True and One are as powerful as ever echoing into the moonlit sky but it's the welcome additions of King Nothing and Turn The Page that make this a set to cherish and remind us just why these four horsemen return to these rain-lashed isles year after year. Here's to 2016! 

Metallica's set list, Reading Festival, August 29, 2015

For Whom the Bell Tolls
King Nothing

Ride the Lightning 
 The Day That Never Comes
The Memory Remains
The Unforgiven
Sad But True

Turn the Page
Wherever I May Roam


Master of Puppets
Fade to Black
Seek & Destroy
Whiskey in the Jar
Nothing Else Matters

Enter Sandman 

Metallica, live at Reading Festival 2015 | Will Ireland


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