As part of the upcoming "Record Store Day" (April 19), Metallica will make its first in-store appearance in nearly a decade. The band will participate in an signing and meet-and-greet at Rasputin Musi

As part of the upcoming "Record Store Day" (April 19), Metallica will make its first in-store appearance in nearly a decade. The band will participate in an signing and meet-and-greet at Rasputin Music's Mountain View store, near San Francisco.

In addition to promoting the 180-gram vinyl re-release of the band's classic albums, "Kill 'Em All," and "Ride the Lightning," Metallica's appearance is meant to bolster the indie record store community, which is launching their first ever "Record Store Day."

Spearheaded by the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, Coalition of Independent Music Stores, Music Monitor Network, Newbury Comics and Value Music Group of Indie Stores, "Record Store Day" will feature special events at all participating stores, which will provide customers with goodie bags filled with new formats, new albums and information on music, theatrical, comic book and gaming releases.

For details on the Metallica event, visit the band's Web site.