Metallica ‘tribute’ to Prince
Every night on their current tour Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo play a short tribute to a musician from the city they are in and at last night’s gig in Minnesota, they chose Prince. It’s safe to say that Prince probably wishes they hadn’t. The two minute version of the Prince classic When Doves Cry will definitely not be remembered amongst Metallica’s finest moments, and as much as Trujillo is a fantastic bassist, it’s fair to say that he should probably be kept away from live microphones in future.
Metallica played to a sold out crowd of 19,000 fans at the Target Center, which was significantly less than the 66,000 who attended their Minnesota gig in 2016, though to be fair, the 2016 gig was one of the kickoff shows for the current tour. Perhaps letting Kirk and Rob jam on stage isn’t the best way of getting that number higher if the video below is anything to go by.
Let us know in the comments if you agree with us in thinking this is bad or if you like it. What else should Rob and Kirk cover?