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Feb 06 2016
CBS Radio's "The Night Before" at AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA, United States
When I was at the Leeds festival a few months back, amidst the tranquility of the backstage fields and trees, I saw James Hetfield in discussion with a fan. This piqued my interest, as on show days James has recently been lying low in order to fully prepare for the tasks at hand. I grabbed a couple of quick snap-shots before gauging that this was a private moment and leaving sharpish.
This showed all the journalistic skills of a short-attention-span gnat.
I was soon to learn that this fan, Wayne Summers – head of the UK Torn chapter of the Fan Club – had presented something fantastic (not just the fact he’s a Spurs supporter). He had returned the original Master of Puppets backdrop from the ’86 tour to the band, and I can tell you, when I asked James about their chat, his eyes lit up like Christmas trees.
Thus why I contacted Wayne and asked him to tell the story of this backdrop’s discovery and return a tale which also involved James Nelson and Zack Harmon, stalwart anchors and senior players in the Metallica crew. Here’s Wayne…
Lars Presents a Special Screening of "Amy" in San Rafael, CA
Join Lars as he presents a special screening of the film Amy at the Rafael Theater in San Rafael, CA on Sunday, November 15th at 6:00 PM PST. Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks. Following the screening, Lars will have conversation with award the film’s winning director Asif Kapadia.
Winners will be notified by email by the end of the day on Thursday, November 12th. If you win, you must provide your own transportation to the screening so, please, only enter the contest if you will be in the San Rafael area on Sunday, November 15th.