Metallica and Mustaine play 'Kill 'Em All' tracks live

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Thrash titans Metallica joined forces with Dave Mustaine to play five songs from 'Kill 'Em All' at The Fillmore, San Francisco on 10 December, in celebration of the group's 30th anniversary. Oh yeah, and Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and every surviving 'Tallica member also dropped by.

Saturday (10 December) saw the group close the final night of a four-show run at The Fillmore, San Francisco with a star-studded line-up of guests that included Dave Mustaine (who appeared for five songs, including co-credits 'Phantom Lord', 'Jump In The Fire' and 'Metal Militia'), Jason Newsted, Ron McGovney and friends of the band Hugh Tanner, Lloyd Grant and Mike Osegueda.

If that wasn't enough for the crowd of the 1,150 capacity Fillmore, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne also swung by for a run of 'Sabbath covers, including 'Paranoid', 'Iron Man' and 'Sabbra Cadabra'. Check out the full setlist below (originally found on

The group also recently sent out a free EP, 'Beyond Magnetic', of tracks rejected from the 'Death Magnetic' sessions to their fan club - and it's much better than that description makes it sound.

Following the Lou Reed debacle (we can't even say it anymore), Metallica are clearly making a concerted effort to 'metal up the place'. And, if that's the case, we're onboard.*

Metallica 30th Anniversary Show set list

10 December - The Fillmore, San Francisco

'Through the Never'
'Ride the Lightning'
'The God That Failed'
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'
'Rebel Of Babylon'
'Dirty Window' (with Bob Rock)
'Frantic' (with Bob Rock)
'Sabbra Cadabra' (with Geezer Butler)
'Iron Man' (with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler)
'Paranoid' (with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler)
'King Nothing' (with Jason Newsted)
'Whiplash' (with Jason Newsted)
'Motorbreath' (with Hugh Tanner)
'Phantom Lord' (with Dave Mustaine)
'Jump In The Fire' (with Dave Mustaine)
'Metal Militia' (with Dave Mustaine)
'Hit The Lights' (with Lloyd Grant, Dave Mustaine, Ron McGovney)
'Seek & Destroy' (with Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, Lloyd Grant, Ron McGovney, Hugh Tanner, Mark Osegueda, and The Soul Rebels)

* We're not against bands experimenting outside of their usual genres - just Metallica.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.