Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

Metallica rocks out to ‘Enter Sandman’ on kids instruments with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Hush little baby... don't say a word...

 

Austin Powell

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Published Nov 17, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 1:57 pm CDT

There was a time when the music video for Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” would keep kids up at night. But last night, the band joined Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to play the metal classic with classroom instruments, replacing the song’s original sinister menace with recorders and no shortage of melodicas. It’s worth watching if only to see Lars Ulrich pinging his tiny cymbals together like one of those toy monkeys. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXJifYl_byU

In another strange sign of the times, Metallica’s new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and the rest of the band’s discography, will soon be available for streaming on Napster

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2016, 10:50 am CST