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Kirk Hammett Plays Getcha Rocks Off Riff At Metallica Reading Show

Sunday, 30th August 2015

Metallica 2015.
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Metallica headlined the Reading Festival in England last night and guitarist Kirk Hammett played a short snippet of old school Def Leppard.

The band were playing the famous festival, now run alongside the Leeds Festival, for the fourth time after appearances in 1997, 2003 and 2008.

Kirk did one of his usual short guitar solos after song #4 'Ride The Lightning'. The two minute solo included about 30 seconds of the classic Def Leppard 'Getcha Rocks Off' riff. Followed by others including Budgie's 'Breadfan' which Metallica often play live.

This classic riff was last played here on 24th August 1980 by Steve Clark when Def Leppard played Reading for the only time.

During the first few songs of the show James Hetfield wore a cut off denim jacket that featured patches of classic NWOBHM bands. These included one for Sweet Savage. Vivian Campbell's first band whose song 'Killing Time' was covered by Metallica in 1991 and later included on their covers compilation album "Garage Inc." in 1998.

Watch the full two hour show on the BBC iPlayer if you are in the UK via the link. For those outside the UK listen to Kirk's solo below.

The riff is played at 27:35 minutes into the show.

You will be able to purchase the full show soon as a digital download from Metallica's website.

Metallica Reading Festival - 29th August 2015 Setlist

  • 01 - Fuel
  • 02 - For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • 03 - Battery
  • 04 - King Nothing
  • 05 - Ride The Lightning
  • 00 - Kirk Hammett Guitar Solo - Including Getcha Rocks Off riff
  • 06 - The Day That Never Comes
  • 07 - The Memory Remains
  • 08 - The Unforgiven
  • 09 - Sad But True
  • 10 - Turn The Page
  • 11 - Wherever I May Roam
  • 12 - One
  • 13 - Master Of Puppets
  • 14 - Fade To Black
  • 15 - Seek And Destroy
  • 16 - Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy Cover)
  • 17 - Nothing Else Matters
  • 18 - Enter Sandman