Metallica Shares Long-Lost Live Version Of 'Wherever I May Roam' From 1991
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
July 23, 2021
Metallica just shared a previously unreleased live version of "Wherever I May Roam," from the band's performance at Bill Graham's 'Day on the Green' concert in Oakland, California, in 1991.
The track is the latest taste of rarities included in the band's forthcoming 30th anniversary Black Album reissue, celebrating the background and the growing legacy of one of the most successful heavy metal albums of all-time.
Take a listen to "Wherever I May Roam (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, October 12, 1991)" via the player above!
The Black Album was released in August of 1991, so the Day on the Green performance would have been one of the first times the band performed "Wherever I May Roam" live. That concert was also the final Day on the Green before Graham's death about two weeks later.
Previously this summer, the band unveiled a rough mix of "The Unforgiven" from the spring of 1991, rehearsal recording of "Holier Than Thou," an alternate studio take of "Sad But True" from February 1991 and an instrumental demo version of "Enter Sandman" from July of 1990.
The deluxe reissue package is a veritable Metallica library unto itself. It includes the remastered original album, available in multiple formats, plus a picture disc, three live albums, 14 CDs containing rough mixes, song demos, interviews and live performances, 6 DVDs with outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage, official music videos and live performances, a 120-page hardcover book, four tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica lanyard, a folder with lyrics sheets and a download card.
The 30th anniversary edition of the Black Album arrives September 10, along with The Metallica Blacklist, a massive compilation of covers of Black Album songs by various artists to benefit charity.
And in addition to its string of festival dates this fall, the band has announced two shows this December in San Francisco to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Tickets to both anniversary shows will be available only to fan club members.
For more information, go to Metallica.com.