Metallica play Shortest Straw live first time in 12 years

by Chaz on March 19, 2011

Metallica performed the song “The Shortest Straw” live–The World Premiere of The Shortest Straw at Metallica’s World Magnetic Tour live at the Bell Centre In Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 19, 2009.

Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. (courtesy of

Metallica’s complete setlist was as follows:

01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. The Shortest Straw
05. One
06. Broken, Beat And Scarred
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. Turn The Page
10. All Nightmare Long
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Die, Die My Darling
17. Hit The Lights
18. Seek and Destroy

The studio version of “The Shortest Straw” was included on Metallica’s 1988 album “…And Justice For All”, which has sold over eight million copies in the U.S., according to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America). It was the band’s first full-length LP to feature bassist Jason Newsted, who joined the group following the death of Cliff Burton.

Metallica Shortest Straw live

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