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Metallica will stream Record Store Day show live

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Metallica will stream their Record Store Day concert live from a California music shop tomorrow.

The thrash icons – who’ve been named ambassadors for this year’s edition of the annual event – will perform at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, in front of a small audience of fan club members and shop customers.

The live stream starts on the Metallica Facebook page at 4pm PST (11pm GMT, midnight BST).

Drummer Lars Ulrich recently said: “Getting loud, noisy and sweaty at Rasputin’s transports Metallica right back to the core of its Bay Area beginnings. We can’t wait to celebrate Record Store Day while shaking up the East Bay old-school style.”

Meanwhie, James Hetfield and co have released a 1985 archive video that shows them performing Ride The Lighting in California in 1985.

The clip features bassist Cliff Burton, who was to die in a tour bus crash the following year. It’s included in the box set edition of their 1984 second album, which is released today (April 15) along with a similar version of 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All.

The titles are followed on RSD by a live album recorded at the Bataclan venue in Paris, with proceeds to be donated to the victims of the terror attack that took place there last year.

Metallica aim to release their 10th studio record this year.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.