Metallica is Giving Something Away for Free? Really?

Yep. They’re offering up a September 21, 1986, show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London–the Master of Puppets tour–for a free download at  It’s also one of the last shows with bass player Cliff Burton.  A week later, he’d be killed in that bus accident on a Swedish highway.

They also have some fly-on-the-wall video from the Death Magnetic sessions.  Maybe you can spot where it it all went wrong.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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