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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 19: James Hetfiled from Metallica performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 19, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Irish singer and bass guitarist, Phil Lynott (1951 - 1986), of the rock band Thin Lizzy.

Metallica performed before a massive crowd of 75,000 people at Slane Castle in Ireland over the weekend and in the process paid tribute to one of the country’s biggest music icons.

Part of Metallica’s set included Thin Lizzy‘s “Whiskey in the Jar,” which the band originally covered on 1998’s Garage, Inc. At the end of the song, James Hetfield exclaimed, “We love you, Philip,” in honor of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

Metallica’s Slane Castle show was the first time the band played in Ireland since a show in Dublin in 2009.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.