‘The Ultimate Metallica Show’ Recap: Revisiting Metallica’s 2016 Global Citizen Set
While Metallica were closing things out at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City this past weekend, The Ultimate Metallica Show revisited their 2016 performance at the same fest.
We opened the show with their entire set, which consisted of five songs performed in Central Park, and then threw in a couple of killer covers from prog rock legends Dream Theater and punk rockers IDLES.
The highlight of the show for me, though, came with "Eye of the Beholder," because it gave me a chance to play a clip of "Beguiled," the new song from Smashing Pumpkins; the guitar riff in "Beguiled" sounds like it was inspired by some of the guitar work on the ...And Justice For All track. If you don't believe me, listen to "Beguiled" here and then crank up "Eye of the Beholder" and see if you hear the homage.
If you missed any of the show, check out the full recap below.
The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1
- "For Whom the Bell Tolls" — Live at Central Park, New York, New York, Sept. 24, 2016
- "Master of Puppets" — Live at Central Park, New York, New York, Sept. 24, 2016
- "One" — Live at Central Park, New York, New York, Sept. 24, 2016
- "Nothing Else Matters" — Live at Central Park, New York, New York, Sept. 24, 2016
- "Enter Sandman" — Live at Central Park, New York, New York, Sept. 24, 2016
- "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" — Cover by Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Master of Puppets
- "Don't Tread on Me" — Metallica
- "Leper Messiah" — Master of Puppets
The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2
- "Bleeding Me" — Load
- "Eye of the Beholder" — ...And Justice For All
- "Wherever I May Roam" — Live at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa, June 9, 2017
- "Broken, Beat & Scarred" — Death Magnetic
- "Trapped Under Ice" — Ride the Lightning
- "The God That Failed" — Cover by IDLES, The Metallica Blacklist Album
- "Wasting My Hate" — Live at Chase Center, San Francisco, California, Dec. 18, 2021
- "Hit the Lights" — Kill 'Em All
On the next Ultimate Metallica Show, I plan to take you on a trip down memory lane with some old-school live performances from Metallica. If you have a request or a favorite show you want to hear, send me a message in the Ultimate Metallica app and let me know.