Remember when millionaires Metallica took down Napster because they didn’t want to give away their songs? Well they are giving something away in light of the current pandemic. they are opening up their vault of concert videos to fans while the coronavirus has people self-quarantining at home.
They kicked off what they’re calling #MetallicaMondays with a performance that was shot last June at Slane Castle in Ireland. They live-streamed the show for free on their YouTube channel and Facebook page at 8 p.m. ET., and will unveil another full concert each Monday for the foreseeable future.
They explained on their social media that, “While we’re all doing our part and staying home, we find ourselves missing live music, so how about we dive back into a few of our favorite shows at a socially responsible distance? Not to sound too cheesy, but now more than ever, we’re in this together, and staying connected is how we’ll get through it. With that in mind, we’re bringing a series of live Metallica shows right to your couch!”
They say that “Slane is just the beginning…,” even though they realize that “it’s not quite the same as the real deal.”