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Metallica Named Record Store Day 2016 Ambassador

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Record Store Day is thrilled to announce its ambassador for 2016: Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica!

Metallica is no stranger to Record Store Day, this year set for Saturday, April 16th, a special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide, now in its ninth year.

"Independent record stores are part of Metallica's DNA," said drummer Lars Ulrich. "They have been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we've all become. We could not be any prouder to be Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2016 and are looking forward to screaming from every rooftop the next few months about everything independent record store and beyond."

This year the band's official release will fit into a wider theme of Record Store Day 2016, highlighting the relationship between U.S. record stores and their French counterparts, "Disquaire Day," following the tragic events in Paris in November 2015. Metallica will release "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Live at Le Bataclan," with proceeds to benefit Fondation de France's Give For France charity.

The live recording set list includes: "The Four Horsemen," "Leper Messiah," "No Remorse," "Fade To Black," "Frantic," "Ride The Lightning," "Blackened," and encores: "Seek & Destroy," and "Damage, Inc."

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