And talking of household names they don’t come much bigger than Saturday headliner Metallica.
This weekend the band will play the Black album in full – albeit in reverse order.
And we can’t think of a bigger draw as Download celebrates its 10th anniversary in style. Look out for more previews of RUSHONROCK‘s must-see bands all week!
Where: Jim Marshall Stage
When: Saturday June 9 (20.45-22.45)
Who: Thrash metal’s elder statesmen
Why Watch Metallica: They never put on a bad show. Saturday’s Rock Am Ring set was absolutely stunning. Expect more of the same with the entire Black album as the centrepiece.
Why Miss Metallica: You’ve laughed so much during the comedy double bill that is Steel Panther and Tenacious D that you’ve ruptured your spleen and been rushed to A&E. Otherwise there is no other reason on the planet.
Must hear: Blackened from 1988’s …And Justice For All. It’s a classic and, ironically, should follow straight after the conclusion of the Black album set. If we’re lucky.
Overrated: The God That Failed. It’s the weakest track on the Black album. But still bloody good by any other band’s standards.