Metallica will take over Green Day’s headlining slot at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music and Arts Experience later this month while Billie Joe Armstrong focuses on his rehab, festival organizers announced Friday. The Saturday night (October 27th) set will mark Metallica’s first time playing Voodoo.
Guitarist Kirk Hammet told Fuse that Metallica got the call to step in a couple of days ago. “We discussed it between the four of us and we all said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be a great thing for us to do and it would also be great to help out Billie Joe because he’s a friend of ours and we love Green Day. If we can help them out in any way possible, we’re always happy to do it because we love those guys.”