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Long time notorious metal band Metallica recently celebrated their 30th anniversary together, and to mark the occassion they had a week-long party and put on four shows solely for their fan club members at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The 45-minute recap video of the final show can be seen after the jump.

The fourth and final show took place on December 10, and included the following people:

Former Metallica members:

  • Dave Mustaine
  • Jason Newsted
  • Llyod Grant
  • Ron McGovney
  • Hugh Tanner

Bob Rock, the band's producer was also present on stage, as well as Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath.

According to the article:

After opening sets from THE SOUL REBELS brass band and DEATH ANGEL, as well as an appearance by FAITH NO MORE/ex-OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Mike Bordin — who took to the stage with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo to honor late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton — METALLICA rocked the crowd with another 20-song set which featured selections culled largely from the band's classic debut album, 1983's "Kill 'Em All", and included a previously unreleased track from the "Death Magnetic" sessions called "Rebel Of Babylon."

Frontman James Hetfield told The Pulse Of Radio that METALLICA hoped to make the shows special for the people attending. It is a fan celebration — everyone who's come along the METALLICA ride for 30 years — and we're constantly wanting to give to the fans what they don't normally get from some other band or some other connection, he said. So these four shows at the Fillmore are something like that.

The other three shows took place on December 5, December 7 and December 9, with special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists and more.

What do you think of the recap video?