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Watch Metallica Cover Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil" At The Pasadena Rose Bowl

July 31, 2017

As soon as Metallica's Robert Trujillo dropped the intro bass line to Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil," everyone at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA knew they were in for a treat as the metal gods paid tribute to the '70s rock icons in their hometown. And who knew that James Hetfield could hit those high notes like David Lee Roth? Check it out in Metallica's Instagram video below!

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After closing the song out after the first chorus, Hetfield says to the crowd, "That's our little homage to the Pasadena boys, all right? Sorry you had to put up with that!" Metallica proceeded to enter their classic Kill 'Em All hit, "Seek & Destroy." Watch in the attached video below.