Metallica Benefit Show with Ozzy, Beatles + more covers is officially released

A unique Metallica acoustic set with covers by The Beatles and Ozzy Osbourne has finally hit Metallica online store. It’s from one 2014 charity concert who honored the Ozz man and benefited the MusicCares MAP Foundation, which helps musicians recover from addiction.

The star-studded benefit is an annual event in Los Angeles. Each show recognizes an artist who has helped support musicians in recovery and is raising money for the charity. The event on May 12, 2014 featured a couple of performances by Ozzy, who was joined by both Dave Navarro and Slashand singer Beth Hart with drum support by Red chili pepper Chad Smith. But first on stage was Metallica.

They started the show at LA’s Club Nokia with five songs. James Hetfield played Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”, after which the rest of the band joined him for the next four. They covered Rare Earth’s “I Just Want to Celebrate”, then Deep Purple’s “When a Blind Man Cries”, The Beatles’ “In My Life” and ended with Ozzy’s “Diary of a Madman”. Stripped down, these performances have a very intimate vibe.

For some reason, the Zeppelin cover for “Stairway” is not included in the set offered in Metallica’s webshop, but the other four are. That’s under $ 10, and Metallica says that “all net proceeds from the sale of downloads of this show will be donated to MusiCare’s MAP Fund.” Buy the set with the title Live Metallica: MAP Fund Benefit in Los Angeles, CA May 12, 2014,, hereand watch the videos from the show below!

Metallica “Diary of a Madman” Ozzy Osbourne cover

Metallica performs Rare Earths ‘I Just Want to Celebrate’

Metallica performs with Deep Purples ‘When a Blind Man Cries’

Metallica performs Beatles’ ‘In My Life’

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