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Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett play War Pigs with The Wedding Band

Kirk Hammett (Image credit: Javier Bragado/Redferns - Getty)

Late last month, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and The Wedding Band played a set at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Hammett, who is joined in the covers group by his Metallica bandmate Robert Trujillo, along with Ugly Kid Joe frontman Whitfield Cane and drummer Joey Castillo, was in Canada to promote his It’s Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art Exhibition, which is currently being held at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.

Cosmo Music have now released video footage of The Wedding Band playing Black Sabbath classic War Pigs, with the clip also showing fans meeting Hammett.

Check it out below.

Metallica will resume their European tour dates later this month when they play in Romania on August 14, while they’ll also perform two special S&M2 shows in San Francisco on September 6 and 8.

The footage will then hit cinemas around the world on October 6.

Announcing the cinema release, Metallica said: “Recorded live on September 6 and 8, S&M2 will see us joining forces once again with the San Francisco Symphony, led in part by legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as he kicks off his final season.

“We'll be performing several tracks from the original 1999 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then.”

Scott Munro

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more. Scott has previous written for the Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The Herald and IGN.