It's no secret that Metallica are massive Thin Lizzy fans, as evidenced by the version of Whiskey In The Jar they recorded for Garage Inc., their 1998 covers compilation. Now, you can watch pro-shot footage of the band playing the track live Saturday night at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland, as a tribute to late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott.
As you'll see in the footage below, the band is playing to a massive arena-sized crowd in Meath, and seem pretty stoked to jam this cover in the Irish countryside. More importantly, they're playing with an actually castle in the background, which pretty much every metal band in existence dreams of doing at least once in their life. At the end of the video, you can hear James yell, "We love you, Phil" to the audience.
Check out the video of Metallica's Thin Lizzy tribute below: