Metallica recently made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl special to perform their iconic track “Enter Sandman.”
Standing in a storage facility, the band performed surrounded by gear and speaker cabinets from different tours and performances throughout their career. Metallica kicked it off with the familiar opening riff before gearing into a performance worthy of rousing any packed arena—much to the delight of host Colbert.
Metallica delivered a significantly different kind of performance than the Super Bowl. This year, the halftime show was headlined by R&B star The Weeknd. Other artists who made appearances included Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church, who sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and HER, who sang “America the Beautiful.”
In August, Metallica released S&M2, a 22-track live album of their 2019 performance with the San Francisco Symphony. In December, frontman James Hetfield appeared on a charity livestream organized by VetsAid to perform a rendition of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page.” The band also honored Alice in Chains with a cover of their song “Would?” that same month.
Watch Metallica perform “Enter Sandman” on Colbert’s Super Bowl special here: