Metallica plays tiny gig before Bonnaroo

Performs nine songs for about 175 fans

NEW YORK -- Metallica rarely turns down the chance to pack its stadium-sized sound into a tiny venue, and Thursday was no different, as the group warmed up for its Friday Bonnaroo performance with a nine-song set in front of about 175 lucky fans at Nashville's the Basement.

According to fan accounts, the group played "No Remorse," "Fuel," "Harvester of Sorrow," "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Master of Puppets," "Sad but True," "Motorbreath and "Seek and Destroy" for an audience of fan club members and club employees.

Metallica's Bonnaroo set will be broadcast at 10 p.m. ET Saturday by Fuse.

In other Metallica news, the band has reversed what it called an error by management company Q Prime and is now allowing blogs to post reviews based on rough cuts of its forthcoming album. Representatives for Metallica last week demanded the reviews be taken down, as the tracks that were previewed for the bloggers were only rough mixes.

Antony Bruno in Denver contributed to this report.

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