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Metallica Celebrate Sabbath

Though they’re hard at work on their new album, Metallica will emerge from the studio to play a couple of Black Sabbath songs for the black-tie set.

The band is set to induct Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 13) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, where they will also shred through a short set of the inductee’s songs.

“Not only will we be inducting Sabbath, we are going to make a humble attempt at playing some of their songs live in front of the gathered masses, including, most humbling of all, the four members of the band themselves,” Metallica wrote in a post on their official web site.

“Black Sabbath wrote the book on heavy music, and like many other snot-nosed kids, we read it religiously over and over again,” the post continued. “For all of us in Metallica, Black Sabbath are a major influence not only in our music but on our lives.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blondie, both set to be inducted, will be part of the gathered masses, while inductees the Sex Pistols have politely declined their invitation.

Metallica official site

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