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Metal gods Metallica return to the UK next summer for two huge shows in Manchester and London, with support from Ghost and Bokassa.
The June 2019 dates are a continuation of their massive WorldWired tour in honour of their previously released tenth studio album Hardwired… To Self Destruct.
To celebrate, we’re going on a journey through Metallica’s back catalogue – which spans almost four decades – showcasing some of their greatest tunes, by the artists who sampled their iconic riffs – see if you can spot them.
Eminem sampled Metallica’s 1988 song One in his track Same Song & Dance in 2009. The track featured on Slim Shady’s sixth studio album, Relapse, his first album back after a four-year hiatus.
Metallica’s Welcome Home (Sanitarium) from their iconic 1986 album Master of Puppets was sampled by Weezer in 1994 for Undone – The Sweater Song, their first single from their eponymous debut studio album, affectionately nicknamed Blue Album.
Also taken from Master of Puppets, French electro-duo Justice sampled the album’s title track in their 2008 tune Final. Check out a live version below.
The Bloodhound Gang
American rap-rock band The Bloodhound Gang used Metallica’s 1984 classic For Whom The Bell Tolls hook for their song Mope. Mope appeared on their third album Hooray for Boobies released in 1999 and also sampled Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax, Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus, the Pac-Man theme and a Homer Simpson quote from Treehouse of Horror VI.
The iconic riff of 1991’s Sad But True made an appearance in Kid Rock’s 2000 single American Bad Ass from his album The History of Rock.
Chase and Status
British drum and bass duo Chase and Status’ 2009 single Saxon borrowed the hook of 1991’s Wherever I May Roam for their fourth and final single from the album More Than Alot. Saxon served as the AA-side to single Against All Odds which featured vocals from British rapper Kano.
If you want to see some of these tracks, plus many more performed by the metal icons themselves, you can get tickets to Metallica’s huge stadium shows in June 2019.
The two dates of their WorldWired tour are listed below:
18 June 2019 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
20 June 2019 – Twickenham Stadium, London
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Tickets for Manchester and London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.