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Lars Ulrich reminisces about Metallica’s first show

Posted by on March 18, 2019

It has been 37 years since Metallica played their first show and Lars Ulrich took to Instagram to celebrate the moment in time. The first Metallica experience happened back in March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California. The drummer went through his personal diary for more details and posted some rare findings like the setlist they played that night. He also posted the only picture he could find of his first drum kit and also mentioned how Dave Mustaine broke a string on the first song.

37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California.
As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!)
Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases…
Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening!
Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought….🤪
#wanna #tbt
📸 by @umlaut

01. Hit The Lights (Hetfield, Ulrich)
02. Blitzkrieg (BLITZKRIEG cover)
03. Helpless (DIAMOND HEAD cover)
04. Jump In The Fire (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine)
05. Let It Loose (SAVAGE cover)
06. Sucking My Love (DIAMOND HEAD cover)
07. Am I Evil? (DIAMOND HEAD cover)
08. The Prince (DIAMOND HEAD cover)
09. Killing Time (SWEET SAVAGE cover)

Metallica recently announced that they will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of S&M at Chase Stadium and will be visiting Australia with Slipknot in October.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California. As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!) Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases… Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening! Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought….🤪 #wanna #tbt 📸 by @umlaut

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