Metallica streams past performances for free

March 27 ------ American heavy metal band Metallica has provided fans with a welcome distraction from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by streaming its past performances for free.

On Monday, March 23, the band launched its #MetallicaMondays series by uploading a video of its live concert in Slane Castle, Ireland last June 8. Fans who were not able to catch the show can watch it as much as they want on Facebook, as well as on YouTube, where a donate button for COVID-19 efforts is featured. "Need to take a break from Netflix before you binge-watch the entire library? Introducing our brand new concert series: #MetallicaMondays," Metallica said in its social media pages.

Composed of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich, Metallica is one of the many bands and artists who previously postponed and cancelled some of its upcoming shows due to the coronavirus outbreak everywhere in the world. The group is best known for their hits "Nothing Else Matters", "Enter Sandman", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", and "Unforgiven."