METALLICA TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY WITH A RARE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE AT BERKELEY, CA’S LEGENDARY RASPUTIN MUSIC
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 31, 2016 – Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and 2016 Record Store Day Ambassadors Metallica will perform live at Berkeley, CA’s legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16th in celebration of Record Store Day 2016. As this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors, the band invites fans to join them on this special day to experience the passion for music that lives on in local record stores around the world.
“Getting loud, noisy and sweaty at Rasputin’s on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley transports Metallica right back to the core of its Bay Area beginnings,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “We can’t wait to celebrate Record Store Day while shaking up the East Bay old-school style.”
Rasputin Music customers and Met Club members are invited to be in the audience by entering to win tickets to this very intimate performance.
Two Ways To Win:
1. Visit Rasputin Music in Berkeley between now and April 10th to fill out a ballot for your chance to win ONE ticket to the special performance.
2. Met Club members can click HERE to win ONE ticket to the performance.
For all guidelines and additional fine print details, click HERE.
Metallica is no stranger to Record Store Day, a special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide, now in its ninth year. Metallica’s support through out the years has been more than noteworthy with in-store appearances, (remember Mountain View, CA Rasputin Records in 2008, when the band met their fans for hours to kick off the very first Record Store Day) and a healthy handful of special releases. In fact, members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo made big news just last year when the band’s cassette-issued demos collection, No Life Til Leather, ended up as Record Store Day 2015’s highest seller. As well, Trujillo’s lauded biopic, Jaco, about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, was RSD 2014’s Official Film and a special Record Store Day exclusive version was released on DVD for Black Friday 2015, including a bonus CD featuring tracks from Trujillo himself.
This year the band’s official release will fit into a wider theme of Record Store Day 2016, highlighting the relationship between US record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and ‘Disquaire Day’, between music-loving humans in the US and France, following the tragic events in Paris in November 2015. Metallica will release Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11th, 2003, a CD featuring a live recording from the club, with the band, Record Store Day and independent record stores donating proceeds to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity (details HERE).