Metallica returned to its roots on Thursday night (September 16th) when they performed a 16-song set at San Francisco’s the Independent. Blabbermouth reported the group played the 500-capacity downtown club and had previously hipped fans via social media, posting, “Hey! Gonna let you in on a little secret. . .  We’re playing tonight at The Independent in downtown SF. Grab a $20 bill and get your ass to the box office right now! Proof of vaxx is required to get a wristband and it’s gonna sell out fast. One ticket per person, cash only!”

Metallica’s setlist on Thursday night at San Francisco’s The Independent:

“Ride The Lightning”
“The Memory Remains”
“Now That We’re Dead”
“Holier Than Thou”
“No Leaf Clover”
“Sad But True”
“Moth Into Flame”
“Fade To Black”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Creeping Death”
“Master Of Puppets”

“Seek & Destroy”


  • Just released is the massive box set edition of Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 set, better known to fans as the “Black Album.”
  • The “Deluxe Box Set” includes 14 CD’s, six LP’s, and six DVD’s, along with much more.
  • Also out now is a companion covers collection, titled, The Metallica Blacklist, which includes a whopping 53 covers by various artists across the musical landscape.  

CHECK IT OUT: Metallica on September 16th performing “Whiplash” live at San Francisco’s The Independent: