Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s guitar strap broke just before he played the guitar solo in “Master of Puppets” at a July 6th show in Berlin, Germany. You can view the brutal performance video below, 5:30 in. Hammett then throws his guitar on the ground before getting another one. Metallica revealed a terrible photo of Ghost frontman Tobias Forge yesterday.
The 7-year old Princess Estelle attended Metallica’s recent show in Gothenburg, and it has led to a controversy. Aftonbladet reported that a Swedish municipal company, Got Event, is being criticized for letting Princess Estelle break a rule on Live Nation;s website that states that for concerts children under 13 attend, the sound must not exceed 97 decibels in average and the maximum volume must not be higher than 110 decibels. For concerts with a 13-year limit, the average volume should not exceed 100 decibels and the peaks must be no higher than 115 decibels.
“There is no permission from our side,” Yusra Moshtat, environmental inspector at the city of Gothenburg, stated regarding the backlash. “We cannot say today whether the sound has been too loud or low enough. We have requested information from Got Event about the current spaces used so that we can assess the sound there. We will require that they return to us and based on the information we do, we will assess whether it is okay or not… We will look at the room tomorrow, me and my colleague and make an assessment. Based on the answers we can say if the sound level is not or not.”
Live Nation said the Princess watched the show with her parents in a “controlled environment where the sound level is below the recommendation.”
“We do not target the organizer, but we believe that the arena company Got Event is responsible,” Moshtat said. “But then the question is how [Live Nation] knows this. Have they made a measurement? How did they do it? There is no permission from our site regarding these rooms. We do not grant permission in this way.”
Metallica also recently responded to a disgusting Jack White heroin accusation.
2. The Memory Remains
3. Ride the Lightning
4. The God that Failed
5. The Unforgiven
6. Here Comes Revenge
7. Moth Into Flame
8. Sad but True
9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [followed by Rob & Kirk’s doodle]
10. St. Anger
12. Master of Puppets
13. For Whom the Bell Tolls
14. Creeping Death
15. Seek & Destroy
16. Spit Out the Bone
17. Nothing Else Matters
18. Enter Sandman (with ‘The Frayed Ends of Sanity’ outro)