Metallica Play "Spit Out The Bone" Live For The First Time

On Tuesday night, metal legends, Metallica debuted “Spit Out The Bone” for the first time live at The O2 Arena in London, England. "Special for you London," frontman James Hetfield said to the crowd after the song was played. The heavy closing track, which came at the beginning of their encore, is taken from their tenth studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, which came out last November. Out of the twelve newest tracks, eight songs had already been performed live before “Spit Out The Bone.”
Metallica - "Spit Out The Bone" (Live Debut in London)
Frontman James Hetfield told Colombian radio station Radioacktiva that the song title was inspired by how people are connected to each other through mobile devices and how everyone is becoming more dependent on technology. "[It] is getting rid of the human flesh part," he said. "And machinery is so much more efficient. And ourselves as people, [we're] very… I don't know… We want things quicker, we want the convenience of technology, but at what point is convenience leaning into dependency, and we need it, or else we don't know what to do." Also, Hetfield reportedly took the title from the U.K. punk band GBH's 1982 track about the 1972 Andes flight disaster titled "Passenger On The Menu.” James said, "Yeah, thank you, GBH, for the 'spit out the bone' line. I know their song was a little different. Their song was about the Donner Party and cannibalism."
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Their London show saw the metalheads perform eighteen songs including, “Master of Puppets,” “Creeping Death,” and “Seek & Destroy,” their three most performed tracks of all time. From the latest album, they showed off, “Hardwired,” “Atlas, Rise!,” “Now That We’re Dead,” “Halo on Fire” and “Moth Into Flame.” They covered Misfit’s “Last Caress” and according to our stats have done so over eight hundred times!
The European leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2 and will conclude on November 3 at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. The band is set to perform at Band Together Bay Area, a benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Thursday, November 9, which will be staged with the goal of supporting recovery efforts for the recent spate of devastating fires that swept through the group's adopted region of Northern California. After a break, their trek will pick up again on February 1, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, and continue through May, finishing up at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on May 11.
For more information on Metallica’s remaining tour dates this year, visit their website.
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Last updated: 17 Jan 2019, 12:57 Etc/UTC