Manchester Arena hosted the Ariana Grande concert back in May that was struck by a horrific terror attack that killed 22 people and injured 250 others. Last night Metallica played the reopened venue, and like many acts since the tragedy, they wanted to pay tribute to the victims. Since the attack, Oasis‘ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” has become a rallying cry for the Manchester people, and during their instrumental jam, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo performed the track, which led to an amazing sing along with the crowd. Continue reading
Last night a horrific terror attack left 22 people dead, and more than 50 people injured after a suspected suicide bomber set off an explosive after Ariana Grande‘s sold out show at Manchester Arena (details). Like many of you, I don’t know much about her music, but what I do know is that her audience is young, and many of those young lives were lost last night. Just like we do every week, these fans just went to see a show. They wanted to escape from life for a few hours, and enjoy one of their favorite singers, but a coward decided to turn what should be a joyous occasion into an absolute nightmare.
Like all of us, musicians around the world were appalled at the attack, and we saw many post messages of support and love last night on social media. One of those was Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe, who took the time to write out a powerful message in response to the attack that I feel is worth sharing. Continue reading