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Metallica @ Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
Metallica @ BOnnaroo

I hate Metallica now too, but that doesn’t change the fact that they used to be the best…

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Master of Puppets

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Seek and Destroy

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Last Caress

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Whiplash

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Ride the Lightning

Metallica – Bonnaroo 2008 – Creeping Death

Bonnaroo began in earnest Friday with the rarest of double bills: Chris Rock followed by Metallica.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett introduced Rock, and the comedian in turn introduced who he called “the baddest … band in the world.” Both acts were unlikely fare for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which began in 2002 as primarily a jam band event.

But in recent years, Bonnaroo has broadened itself and brought more diverse fans to its 700-acre countryside site south of Nashville. Among the tens of thousands of festival-goers, Rock, Metallica and many other performers were very conscious of their entry into a tie-dyed world they seldom traffic in.

In a bit in his set about Prozac and other medications, Rock chastised the crowd, who he said was likely on “performance-enhancing drugs.”

“You all should be ashamed of yourselves for taking antidepressants to see a comedian,” joked Rock. “I am an antidepressant!”

Metallica also touted its cheerfulness.

“Do you feel good?” lead singer James Hetfield asked the crowd. “Metallica is here to make you feel better.” [AP]

Kirk Hammett also played with My Morning Jacket.

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