I know this isn’t country but I am a Metallica freak, so there’s that. And besides, this is only place I write and well, honestly….I. Just. Love. Them. Him…James…. I mean c’mon who doesn’t appreciate some Metallica?
Here’s an acoustic version of James Hetfield’s 16-year-old daughter Cali singing Adele’s “Crazy For You” at a charity event created by Hetfield and Sammy Hagar for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF called Acoustic-4-A-Cure. The 2nd Annual benefit was last night in San Francisco. I typically feel that acoustic music always has an Americana, country feel to it. While this version leans pop, I still think his daughter gots some pipes on her!
I wish I could see James doing some Metallica songs acoustic LIVE with my own eyes. There are few videos on the interwebs and I put a favorite below from a 2007 show, but I’d love to make it to an acoustic set of his somewhere, sometime #BucketList.
I also think it’s really cool when people turn Metallica songs into Country songs. Let me know if you see any out there. I have this #CountryThat feature that I recently started and would love to share it with our Country Music #CMchat friends.
Proceeds from the benefit performance aided the Pediatric Cancer Program at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. As this video goes viral please consider making a donation too. I put some info about Acoustic-4-A-Cure below and here is their website http://www.acoustic4acure.org
Bonus of James Hetfield Fade to Black Acoustic
“Acoustic-4-A-Cure” was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield, whose vision was to raise needed funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF by bringing together some of their legendary friends and throwing a must-see concert for fans. Highlights from their inaugural sold-out concert last year included Hetfield’s acoustic rendition of The Beatles “In My Life,” Billie Joe Armstrong, Hetfield and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani bringing the house down with a medley of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and the Hagar promised, “only-in-San Francisco moment” when Hetfield, Armstrong, Satriani, Pat Monahan and Nancy Wilson joined him on stage for an all-star jam of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” to close the show.
Click here for coverage of the 2014 concert.
About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. http://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/
About UCSF Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a leading academic medical center that provides innovative treatments, uses advanced technology, fosters collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and employs a highly compassionate team of doctors, nurses and staff. http://www.ucsfhealth.org/
Author: Jessica Northey
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