See Pro Video of Metallica’s Acoustic “The Unforgiven” Performance From All Within My Hands Show

Back on November 3rd, 2018, Metallica threw the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert & Auction at The Masonic in San Francisco, California, which raised money and awareness for the band’s charitable organization All Within My Hands, which tackles the issues of hunger and workforce education with the aim of creating sustainable communities. The event raised $1.3 million, which has and will be used to work with Metallica’s partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges. It was headlined by the band themselves, who played a very special acoustic set, which — rather than being stripped down, like many other artists’ acoustic performances are — actually saw James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich joined by an array of backing musicians on unusual instruments, at least for heavy-metal music. The band’s standout rendition of Black Album classic “The Unforgiven” featured Avi Vinocur on mandolin and background vocals, David Phillips on pedal-steel, Henry Salvia on keyboards and Cody Rhodes on percussion, adding a unique countrified twang to the 1991 power ballad. In the honor of Metallica’s second-ever annual Day of Service (May 22nd) — on which the group invited fans across the U.S. to volunteer at local food banks — the thrash OGs released official, pro-shot footage of the performance. See it below. More than 50 food banks participated in this year’sAll Within My Hands Day of Service — more than twice as many as in 2018 — and each registered volunteer received a special All Within My Hands T-shirt commemorating the event. Also below, you can check out photos of Metallica’s members and fans chipping in with a helping hand yesterday.

 

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For his part in the #AWMH Day of Service, @larsulrich stopped by @sfmfoodbank to lend a hand sorting produce and thank all the awesome fans who pitched in with him. #MetallicaGivesBack ・・・ #Repost @larsulrich ・・・ What an incredible day! ・・・ The Metallica family gives back all across America. Thank you to everybody who came out and gave their time, rolled up their sleeves and got involved in today’s @AllWithinMyHandsFoundation’s Day of Service. I’m so proud of all of you and how we showed the world that we can contribute and make a difference. ・・・ I spent a few hours today at the @SFMFoodBank here in the Bay Area, and like last year felt both welcome and humbled to be a part of the amazing team. Thanx again to Paul and Mark and the rest of the awesome gang at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, and once more, a giant “Fuck Yeah” to all the volunteers who came out and “Hey again” to everyone I met and said hello to. ・・・ Never been prouder to be part of the Metallica family! ・・・ #wanna #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH

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