Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Bad Wolves, And Ex-QOTSA) Play Sabbath And Motörhead Covers
Last month, it was announced that members of Metallica would be forming a “classic rock cover band” named The Wedding Band. Now, that band — featuring Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig drummer Joey Castillo, and Ugly Kid Joe vocalist Whitfield Crane — have played their first performance. You can watch them covering Motörhead’s Ace Of Spades and Black Sabbath’s War Pigs below.
As you can see from the footage, the band, who performed at Richmond Hill, Ontario’s Cosmopolitan Hall, lives up to its name, playing more of a fun, free-for-all jam than any sort of typical concert. It should be noted, however, that as far as wedding bands go, this one is rather poorly dressed. Where are the pastel green suits with the huge collars? Where is the horn player with the tiny fedora? And they don’t even perform Shout! While these covers are fun, this crew has a ways to go before they’re ready to blast Hava Nagila during a chair dance.
Check out the Wedding Band playing Ace Of Spades below:
And here’s them playing War Pigs:
Metallica will be playing more shows in Europe later this year as part of their WorldWired tour, so if you want to catch them abroad and pray for another Wedding Band performance, you can do so at one of the following dates:
14 - Bucharest, Romania @ Arena Națională
16 - Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel-Stadion
18 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany
21 - Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
23 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
25 - Mannheim, Germany @ Palastzelt Maimarktgelände
The band are also playing Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot this autumn; the dates are as shown below:
17 - Perth, Australia @ Optus Stadium
20 - Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Oval
22 - Melbourne, Australia @ Marvel Stadium
26 - Sydney, Australia @ ANZ Stadium
29 - Brisbane, Australia @ QSAC
31 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt. Smart Stadium
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