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James Hetfield Performs ‘Baby Hold On’ at Eddie Money Tribute Show

It was the Metallica frontman's first on-stage appearance since going to rehab last September

Last night’s star-studded Eddie Money tribute show in Beverly Hills did a number of great things: it raised money for the USC Eddie Money Cancer Research Fund and featured Metallica singer James Hetfield surprising attendees by hopping on stage.

Hetfield’s unannounced acoustic performance of Money’s “Baby Hold On” was his first time on stage since announcing last September that he was entering a rehab facility and Metallica canceling their Australian tour.

Money and Hetfield were pals from the Bay Area, as Rolling Stone points out. RS also said that the event, in addition to Hetfield, was attended by longtime Money pals including Sammy Hagar, George Thorogood, Rick Springfield.

Money died last September at 70.

Check out Hetfield’s performance of the Money classic below: