Watch Metallica members cover "The Final Countdown" in Sweden
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on May 7, 2018
During Metallica‘s European tour, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett have been playing a number of surprising covers during their annual “doodle” segment. That tradition continued Saturday night in Stockholm with the duo taking on “The Final Countdown” by Sweden’s native sons, Europe.
As with most of the doodle covers, Trujillo handled lead vocals, while Hammett’s guitar replicated the track’s iconic keyboard riff. You can watch official footage of the performance now on YouTube.
Other Trujillo and Hammett covers on the European tour include a performance of a-ha‘s “Take on Me” in Oslo, Norway, as well as a famous Czech parody song in Prague.
Metallica is currently touring European in support of the band’s new album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. They’ll launch a U.S. arena tour in September.
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