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See The MTV Performance That Got Metallica Banned

See The MTV Performance That Got Metallica Banned

Everyday, we bring you the best thing we've seen on YouTube - a great piece of archive footage, a music promo or a clip from one of our favourite movies or TV shows.

Today: Watch a rebellious Metallica performance at the 1996 MTV European Music Video Awards, filmed live in London.

The heavy metal group fronted by James Hetfield were due to play their song “King Nothing” but instead deviated to play a thumping cover of The Misfits classic “Last Caress,” and their own song “So What” – replete with all swearing.

This performance got Metallica banned from being mentioned at ANY future MTV awards show.

Warning: This clip contains swearing. And lots of it.

Watch the archive footage by clicking here


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