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Metal Up Your Ass

Metallica recorded the live demo Metal Up Your Ass at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, November 29, 1982. Metal Up Your Ass was the first choice for the title of Metallica's debut record before the band was encouraged to make a change and landed on Kill 'Em All.

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James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, and Ron McGovney backstage at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, October 18, 1982. The Metallica logo and "Metal Up Your Ass" are handwritten at the top by James. Photo: Jenni Riser. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich

Flyers from the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, 1982. The November 29, 1982 flyer is from the night that the Metal Up Your Ass demo was recorded. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich