Frontman performs at benefit concert in San Francisco
Metallica‘s James Hetfield was joined on-stage by his eldest daughter Cali for a rendition of Adele’s ‘Crazy For You’ at the second annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert in San Francisco on Friday (May 15).
16-year-old Cali sang the track as dad provided backing on his acoustic guitar, all to help raise funds for children’s brain tumour research at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s leading children’s medical facilities. Click above to watch fan-recorded footage.
Acoustic-4-A-Cure was started by Hetfield and former Montrose and Van Halen guitarist Sammy Hagar, who also appeared at San Francisco’s The Masonic venue for the event. As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, other guests to perform acoustic sets on the night included Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chilli Peppers’s drummer Chad Smith, former 4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry and Alice In Chains’s Jerry Cantrell, who teamed-up with Hatfield for a cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’.
Metallica are currently working on a follow-up to their 2008 album ‘Death Magnetic’. Speaking last month, guitarist Kirk Hammett claimed the LP was about 25 percent complete: “The songs are ever-changing at this point,” he told Billboard. “Nothing is etched in stone. We still have a lot of material have to sift through, still. We have well over a dozen songs and we still have well over two or three hundred riffs, too, so it’s hard to say at what point we actually are in in the project. I don’t think we hit the middle point yet. I would say we’re at the 25 percent point, maybe 30 percent point. It’s hard to say, but I mean we are working on it and there are songs and we’re making plans to write more songs and record.”
Meanwhile, Metallica are due to headline this year’s Reading and Leeds festival alongside The Libertines and Mumford and Sons. It’ll be their first time performing at the event since topping the bill in 2008.