Rare Metallica Jam Footage From Lemmy's Birthday Party Goes Online

(hennemusic) Rare 1995 footage of Metallica paying tribute to Motorhead at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. has surfaced.

On December 14th, 1995, Metallica hit the stage at the famed L.A. club as The Lemmys to perform seven Motörhead covers for Lemmy's 50th birthday party.

"They all dressed up as me, and I thought that was great," Lemmy told VH1.com. "They all had long black wigs on and penciled-in mustaches, and a tattoo drawn on one arm, with a black marker. Besides, they got their tattoos on the wrong arm, too, every one of them."

Lars Ulrich told Metallica fanzine So What!: "After some initial hesitation, I also don the wig and shades (try playing Motörhead songs when you have a 3-foot black wig on and can't see sh*t!!), and as we walk towards the Whisky stage (for the first time since supporting Saxon in 1982!!) the f**kin' look on people's faces.. classic. I start 'Overkill,' immediatley swallow half the wig, but... who gives a f**k and off we go!"

The Whisky A Go Go has uploaded in-house video footage of the performance. Watch it here.

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