The Many Faces Of Metallica : 1988 James Hetfield
Monsters Of Rock Festival
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
July 24, 1988
Van Halen, The Scorpions, Dokken…in 1988 these were some of the biggest names in Rock. But it was a little band named Metallica that stole the show…night after night. Armed only with denim jeans, worn out t-shirts and wrist bands, Metallica proved to be the next big thing.
At the time, Metallica and its fans had a connection that none of the other bands on the bill had. At the show I attended in Los Angeles, before and after Metallica hit the stage, you could hear the chants – Metallica, Metallica. And during their set it was pure mayhem as all of us tore out our seats and tossed them in the air toward the stage. This interaction with the fans fueled Metallica…and the Monster was created.
This photo shows what Metallica was made of – no frills, no glitz, no b.s. This is the band that took Metal to the next level.
Photographed with my smuggled in Canon AE1 Program and a no name 80-200mm lens with a 2X teleconverter
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