For all the shit Metal Injection junkies give to Metallica in our comments section, you have to hand it to the dudes. They try to give back to the metal community. Whether it's booking their favorite bands to open for them on tour, or inviting those bands to play their festival, Metallica is all about keeping metal alive.
Which is why I thought it was so cool of James Hetfield to show up to the Rockin' The Bay Benefit annual charity event to jam with some kids on arguably Metallica's biggest hit, "Enter Sandman."
The benefit was for Little Kids Rock, the nation's leading nonprofit provider of music instruction and instruments to public schools. Hetfield was actually awarded the "Livin' The Dream Award," for his contributions to the charity over the years.
Check out some cellphone quality footage of the jam (which is in two parts for some reason)
Of course, we here at Metal Injection very much support the continued education of the next generation of metalheads, so much so that we have a series hosted by Testament's Alex Skolnick called Louder Education. Watch all the episodes of that show here, with the season finale being posted later today featuring Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho.