Metallica fans can check out the band's more mellow side via a newly released live acoustic version of “All Within My Hands.” The thrash metal giants gave their 2003 St. Anger metal classic the unplugged treatment at the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert & Auction, which took place on Nov. 3 in San Francisco at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers unveiled the rare live acoustic performance on Nov. 16 via Facebook in the midst of their hugely successful WorldWired Tour, which continues Nov. 26 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. The multi-platinum sellers last performed “All Within My Hands” at the 2007 Bridge School Benefit Concert held Oct. 28 in Mountain View, California.
For the 2018 San Francisco performance of the song, the “Enter Sandman” hitmakers enlisted some backing support, including Avi Vinocur (mandolin), David Phillips (pedal-steel), Henry Salvia (keyboards), and Cody Rhodes (percussion). Fans can check out the performance above and download the full concert here with all proceeds going to charity.
The All Within My Hands Foundation was founded by Metallica in 2017. The 2018 "Helping Hands" concert raised $1.3 million, which will be used to deal with the issues of hunger, workforce education and sustainable development. The Los Angeles rocker's charity most recently donated $100,000 to help California communities recover from the massive devastation caused by wildfires.
Metallica will wrap up their 2018 touring year Dec. 8 in Fresno, CA, at Save Mart Center. After a short breather over the holiday season, the band will be back in action on Jan. 16 in Los Angeles at The Forum as part of “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell.” Their current North American tour leg is slated to wrap up March 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Van Andel Arena. Get your Metallica tickets right now at AXS. For all the latest details on Metallica, click here.