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Metallica Unveil Unheard Classic Live Version of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’

La Crosse, WI, United States / Classic Rock 100.1
Metallica Unveil Unheard Classic Live Version of 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'

Metallica’s upcoming Master of Puppets deluxe reissue includes a host of live tracks recorded during the band’s tour in support of the iconic album. One of those recordings is a performance of the Ride the Lightning track “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” live in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986, which you can listen to below.

In addition to the actual performance, the recording captures Hetfield’s pre-song banter, during which he introduces Marshall and encourages the crowd to cheer for bassist Cliff Burton. That part is especially heavy, given that Burton died just over a month later in a freak bus accident.

The Master of Puppets reissue will be released November 10.

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