2016: The Year in Charts

Watch Metallica's Live Debut of 'Hardwired'

Ross Halfin
Metallica

Just days after unleashing their thrash-tastic new single on the world, Metallica performed "Hardwired" live for the first time during a show in Minneapolis. The return-to-basics title track off their long-awaited new album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct (Nov. 18), was released last week and was greeted by many fans as a return to the veteran band's hard-charging roots.

New Metallica is Here: Watch Video for 'Hardwired' & Get New Album Details

They debuted "Hardwired" on Saturday during a show at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium in the encore section of a show that was streamed live on Pandora; it was the only new track they played during the gig.