On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, Metallica held their third Helping Hands benefit concert to support their All Within My Hands foundation. As Metallica celebrated another amazing night for All Within My Hands, this past weekend's episode of The Ultimate Metallica Show was dedicated to those first two benefit shows.

The first concert was in 2018 at The Masonic in San Francisco and the second was in 2020 during the pandemic; it was live-streamed from Metallica HQ in San Rafael. While the shows already stand out because they raise money and awareness for All Within My Hands, what makes them even more unique is the fact that Metallica perform acoustically. In 2020, they added an additional electric set to the show, which they also did on Friday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Down the road, we will definitely be playing some of the live tracks from this year's Helping Hands concert, but it was really special to be able to look back on the first two shows and hear Metallica in such a different way than we're typically used to.

If you missed anything, you can check out the full playlist and recap below.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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This coming weekend is Christmas, so we'll have plenty of loud and heavy presents ready to unwrap. If you want to get a request in for the show, make sure to hit me up in the Ultimate Metallica app. Just let me know what song you want to hear and where you listen to the show and I'll be sure to put you on the nice list!

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Even before Metallica announced plans for their 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, 2022 was shaping up to be one of the most memorable years in the band's career.

They put together a massive run of shows across South America, pulled out some live rarities in Europe and tore through the states with big appearances in cities like Chicago and Boston. Most notably, they created an unforgettable live experience for fans with an old-school show in honor of Jonny and Marsha Zazula, Metallica's first-ever managers and co-founders of Megaforce Records. And they will close out the year with an acoustic performance at The Helping Hands Concert in support of Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.

As Metallica have done for decades, each live experience in '22 wasn't just about the music, but also about the unforgettable show posters tied to each concert. While we prepare ourselves for Metallica's huge M72 tour in 2023 and 2024, let's take a moment to look back at some of our favorite Metallica concert posters from 2022.

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