Watch Metallica Tear Through New Song 'Moth Into Flame' on 'Fallon'

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Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 29, 2016. 

The second song Metallica shared off its new studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct got its national television debut last night (Sept. 29). The band guested on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed the headbanger “Moth Into Flame.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers certainly got a spirited introduction. Leading into the performance, Fallon accurately called them “one of them most influential rock bands in music history” and Vice President Joe Biden -- who was also guesting on the show -- shouted them out on Twitter: “my house band, Metallica.” 

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Check out the performance below:



James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo had been in New York for several days promoting the new project. On Sept. 24 they performed at Global Citizen Festival, on Sept. 26 they debuted “Moth” on The Howard Stern Show and on Sept. 27, they played a fan club-focused undersell show at Webster Hall. Billboard caught the concert and used to inspire our take on what we want to hear from Metallica’s new albumHardwired… To Self-Destruct drops Nov. 18.


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