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Metallica accept Record Store Day 2016’s ambassadorial position

By | Published on Wednesday 24 February 2016

Metallica / Record Store Day

Metallica have been announced as the official ambassadors for this year’s Record Store Day, a role which someone will one day properly explain to me. Right now I can tell you that Metallica will be talking about how much they like record shops, and releasing a new live album, as part of the festivities.

“Independent record stores are part of Metallica’s DNA”, said drummer Lars Ulrich, partly confirming what I just said. “They have been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we’ve all become. We could not be any prouder to be Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2016 and are looking forward to screaming from every rooftop the next few months about everything independent record store and beyond”.

Now, that live album. It’ll be released on Record Store Day (of course) and is titled ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – 11 Jun 2003’. Recorded thirteen years ago at the Paris venue that was the scene of a terrorist attack during an Eagles Of Death Metal show last November, proceeds from sales will go to Fondation de France’s Give For France charity.

Watch Metallica’s full announcement here: