— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) October 29, 2017
Metallica led their audience in Manchester, U.K., through a rendition of local heroes Oasis’ classic track “Don’t Look Back in Anger” during the metal icons’ concert in the city last night (Oct. 28). You can watch the video above, which shows guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo providing a basic backing for the crowd.
“What a moment!! Goosebumps,” drummer Lars Ulrich tweeted while revealing the video clip.
The show took place at the Manchester Arena, where a terrorist bomb killed 23 and injured 250 others during an Ariana Grande concert in May. Metallica circulated the recently-reopened venue’s increased security instructions before the show, which allowed small handbags and other bags of a limited size to be brought in, but forbade the use of larger containers plus anything that could be worn like a backpack.
“Don’t Look Back in Anger” has been used in connection with solidarity acts several times since the atrocity, including Grande and Coldplay having collaborated on a version at the One Love Manchester show on Jun. 4. City mayor Andy Burnham recently told Rolling Stone that the track was playing a significant part in the healing process. “Music is playing a part in the recovery story,” he said. “We’re still in recovery, let’s be honest, and people have been impacted in different ways. Young people are still shocked by what happened and need time to come to terms with that and work it through. I would point you towards the One Love Manchester event — there was some nervousness, but that melted away. While people are still hurt by what happened, the determination, the feeling, is to get through it and get on.”
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