Metallica, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Perform ‘Enter Sandman’ With Classroom Instruments


Heavy metal rockers Metallica appear to be getting a bit softer in their later years, or at least their musical instruments are becoming a bit more tame. The 1991 Grammy winning single “Enter Sandman” has now been reconfigured to become the bedtime lullaby its name suggests, thanks to a performance with Metallica, The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and a lot of instruments that are safe for ages two and above.

The rock royalty stopped by The Tonight Show this week to add their name to the impressive list of artists who have performed with Fallon and The Roots as part of the ongoing Classroom Instruments segment. Mariah Carey, One Direction, Idina Menzel, Adele, Meghan Trainor, Carly Rae Jepsen and more have all picked up kazoos in the name of late night, but Metallica are the first metal band to take on the challenge. Though, we’re assuming not the first metal band to have to stay after class for detention.

Metallica are set to release their tenth studio album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct this Friday, just a few days after the band’s entire catalogue has been returned to Napster. In other news, Napster is still around.

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