Watch: James Hetfield returns to the stage with an Eddie Money tribute

The Metallica frontman played an acoustic rendition of Baby Hold On at the late singer’s tribute show.

James Hetfield

James Hetfield (L) and Lars Ulrich of Metallica perform during the “S&M2” concerts at the opening night at Chase Center on September 06, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Image: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images

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Metallica’s frontman James Hetfield has performed live for the first time since being admitted into rehab last September. He played a cover of Eddie Money’s Baby Hold On last Thursday (20 February) at the late singer’s tribute show in Beverly Hills, California.

The concert, which featured a star-studded guest list including the likes of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Rick Springfield and John Waite, raised money for the USC Eddie Money Cancer Research Fund. Money died last September, aged 70, from stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Watch the fan shot footage of Hetfield’s performance here:

In other Metallica-related news, the rock icons have postponed their second annual All Within My Hands charity concert to 12 September 2020, saying they need more time to prepare for the show.

This follows the cancellation of their Australian and New Zealand tour last September, due to Hetfield’s readmission into rehab. “We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows”, the band said in a statement at the time. “We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.”

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