Kirk Hammett Issues a ‘Screw Up’ Apology to Metallica Fans

At the band’s October 8 appearance at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, Kirk Hammett of Metallica apologized to the audience for a live incident. After playing ‘Orion,’ Metallica began to perform ‘Nothing Else Matters,’ however the guitarist erred during the song’s opening and addressed the audience: “I’m sorry, men. Again, I did it. Again, I messed it up. I’ll play it for you once more. After pausing briefly, he turned back to the microphone and said: You know, this f*cking desert is extremely hot [Laughs]. However, Hammett has made a similar error while performing “Nothing Else Matters” on concert before. The musician had to end the concert on the first night of the North American leg of the band’s M72 World Tour due to mistakes in the introduction. He addressed the audience in the East Rutherford, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium by saying the following: It’s the first concert, so…[Laughs] I’m going to re-do this introduction for you guys.

It’s just not good enough for myself, and if it’s not good enough for myself, it’s not good enough for you!” Kirk committed the same error once more for the start of “Nothing Else Matters” on May 29, 2022, when Metallica was the headlining act at the Boston Calling festival in Allston, Massachusetts. He even made a fun little fall to the ground. Hammett then stood back up and admitted to the crowd that he had become preoccupied with how wonderful they were. Metallica debuted a brand-new touring idea called “No Repeat Weekend” as part of their M72 World Tour to support their most recent album, “72 Seasons.” It entails the band playing at the same venue on two separate evenings. Each of these nights features a completely different setlist as well as various opening bands. Metallica’s North American tour will end on November 12 in Detroit. After that, they will travel to Europe in May 2024 before returning to the United States in August for further performances.

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