Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was on hand for Metallica’s Summer Sanitarium tour stop at Seahawks Stadium on Thursday. Stout says frontman James Hetfield “dedicated the thundering ‘Harvester of Sorrow’ to fans who stuck with Metallica through tough times — including the Napster controversy, the sudden departure of bassist Jason Newstad and Hetfield’s nine months in rehab — as well as to those who listened to Metallica while going through their own tough experiences. Fellow band members Lars Ulrich on drums and Kirk Hammett on guitar offered solid, sometimes frenzied performances. Making his Seattle debut was the band’s amazing new bassist, Robert Trujillo, who got a big cheer when he hopped across the stage during the intro to ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’.” Read more.
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