Metallica made a most unusual tour stop on Thursday, dropping into Gelson’s market in Hollywood with “Billy on the Street” host Billy Eichner. And while they were roaming the aisles, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet and crew ended up engaged in an impromptu collaboration with the guy working the deli counter.
TMZ captured the supermarket spectacle on video, which showcases the deli worker banging his head, slapping his hand on the counter in rhythm to the song, throwing the metal horns and belting out the chorus of the 1991 classic.
What a ham.
They went on to perform a more traditional concert at L.A’s Fonda Theatre for 1,200 lucky fans later that night.
Metallica, who recently released the studio album “Hardwired … to Self Destruct,” have been having a lot of fun with “Sandman” lately. Last month, the group performed the song with “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, bringing the noise on a collection of toy instruments.
Watch the latest interpretation of the song in the video.