Metallica perform ‘Enter Sandman’ on ‘Colbert’ Super Bowl special.
Metallica performed on a special edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to mark Super Bowl weekend last night (February 7) – watch them close out the show with ‘Enter Sandman’ below.
A host of special performances happened round the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and therefore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Performing from their studio within the Bay Area of California, the metal titans ran through a rendition of 1 of their biggest hits.
Watch the ‘Enter Sandman’ performance below.
Elsewhere on Super Bowl weekend, The Weeknd played the hits for the coveted halftime show while H.E.R. began the sport with a performance of ‘America The Beautiful’.
In other parts of Florida though, unofficial shows from the likes of Migos, 50 Cent and Steve Aoki, who all played gigs to packed crowds with few masks being worn and no social distancing.
In the wake of fifty Cent’s show in an airport hangar in St. Petersburg, Florida, the city’s mayor Rick Kriseman called the gig “stupid”.
“This isn’t how we should always be celebrating the Super Bowl,” he said during a statement. “It’s not safe or smart. It’s stupid. We’re getting to take a really close check out this, and it’s going to find yourself costing someone tons quite 50 cent.”
Metallica, meanwhile, are only making “glacial” progress on their new album, consistent with drummer Lars Ulrich. “These are the craziest of times and zip is letting up,” he said.
Back in November Ulrich said that he and his bandmates were engaged in some “pretty serious writing” sessions for the album, with the drummer promising the subsequent month that the forthcoming LP would be the simplest record that Metallica have ever made.