Heavy metal band Metallica has revealed in an email sent to fan club members on Tuesday that The Rolling Stones invited them last week to open the November 13 and 15 shows for a hometown crowd at SBC Park. And so, the band will surely open both of the Stones' San Francisco shows in November, which additional opening act will be announced shortly, and the start time has been moved up one hour to 6 p.m. PT..
In the email Metallica said "After having the thrill of playing with some of our personal heroes such as AC/DC, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne, how could we say 'no' to the quintessential rock band, who are in some way responsible for all of this? These two shows are about nothing other than having fun and playing music ... nothing to sell, nothing to promote, nothing to talk about ... Simply put, this is the reason we started a band 25 or so years ago, and we are psyched and appreciative of this awesome opportunity to get cracking again..."