METALLICA Performs 'The Shortest Straw' For First Time In 12 Years; Video Available

September 20, 2009

METALLICA performed the song "The Shortest Straw" for the first time since 1997 last night (Saturday, September 19, 2009) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below (courtesy of

The band's complete setlist was as follows:

01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. The Shortest Straw
05. One
06. Broken, Beat And Scarred
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. Turn The Page
10. All Nightmare Long
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. Die, Die My Darling
17. Hit The Lights
18. Seek and Destroy

The studio version of "The Shortest Straw" was included on METALLICA's 1988 album "…And Justice For All", which has sold over eight million copies in the U.S., according to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America). It was the band's first full-length LP to feature bassist Jason Newsted, who joined the group following the death of Cliff Burton.

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