There's only been one show in Metallica's history that Lars hasn't played, that was at the 2004 UK Download Festival. He had a health emergency and was sent to the hospital leaving Metallica drummer less.
That's when Slayer's drummer Dave Lombardo (not in Slayer currently) and Slipknot's Joey Jordinson filled in for Lars. It was an amazing show, some say one of the best shows because Lars may need to take a lesson or two to. In a recent interview Lombardo said he would love to have Lars over for the weekend to help sharpen his skills.
Rhythm: Playing with METALLICA at Download in 2004 must have been quite an experience.
Lombardo: "Yeah. Show 'em how it's done! No disrespect to Lars, because Lars is great and he's a very nice guy, but he needs to spend a week at my house and we need to sit down and play. I could show him — 'No, Lars, like this!'… 'Let's chill, let's relax, have some coffee and let's play!' Hahahahaha!"
Would you like to see the show I'm talking about? Of course you would!
**warning strong language**
Chicago Pizza, not in Stewart's world.
So this sweet ass tour rolling no where near us is KoRn and Rob Zombie. Thank GOD for the internet right? Enjoy this mega jam of "AM I EVIL" w/ Zombie's crew joined by HEAD & Munky!