Can we just say we had an absolute blast at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans over the weekend? Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Coheed & Cambria, Tomahawk, Jack White and more all packed City Park for the 14th year of the fest. But the one band we were most excited about were Metallica. We've seen them before and we'll see them again, but this was definitely a unique experience for us.
Not very long ago, Metallica played what we thought was going to be their last show of 2012 at Outside Lands in San Francisco, Calif. We didn't get to make that show so we just figured we'd have to wait until 2013 to catch 'em. But then, after Billie Joe Armstrong announced he was entering rehab for alcoholism, we got the greatest early X-Mas gift ever: Metallica were announced as the new headliners for the second night of the Voodoo fest in place of Green Day!