Saxon lead singer Biff Byford flew from Helsinki to San Francisco this week to join Metallica on stage in one of the band's 30th Anniversary shows.
Biff couldn't miss the chance to celebrate such a milestone in Metallica's career and took advantage of a two days gap in Saxon's current tour to make the event. The iconic British Metal vocalist performed the Saxon classic 'Motorcycle Man' at the Fillmore with Metallica on 5th December.
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It's not the first time Biff and Metallica have surprised their fans with a live rendition of the song: in 2009, Byford joined the cult band in Paris, at Palais Omnisport de Bercy. Fans footage can be seen below.
Metallica's second-ever gig was opening for Saxon, and Biff has been a long time friend of the San Francisco Heavy Metal giants; like many other seminal bands of the genre, Metallica always recognized Saxon as one of their main influences.
Saxon will hit the UK for the second time this year in December, performing a mix of old unforgettable Heavy Metal classics and more recent material, except for the London show where they will perform 'Denim And Leather' in its entirety as a special treat for their fans.
December dates as follows, support from Hammerfall:
Tues 13th Oxford
Wed 14th Leicester
Fri 16th Edinburgh
Sat 17th Belfast
Mon 19th Sheffield
Tues 20th London Koko