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Metallica to rock the Wiltern for the Silverlake Conservatory

May 10, 2008 |  2:10 pm


Are we back to being bros with Metallica now? After the embarrassing dust-up in the '90s in the wake of Napster, have we decided to embrace the metal masters yet?

If you are still on the fence, this might make you feel better about the Bay Area headbangers: Metallica plans to headline at the bejeweled Wiltern this Wednesday with proceeds going to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the nonprofit founded by Flea in the Sunset Junction.

Today's Quick Takes has the details about the tickets, which go on sale tomorrow morning:

Money raised will go toward paying for programs, operations and scholarships for low-income students to the conservatory, which was founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea and the nonprofit's dean, Keith Barry.

General admission tickets are $200 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday through www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of $500 VIP tickets will be available at the conservatory or by calling (323) 665-3363.

Consider this a much-more-intimate chance to enjoy the crunching metal assault from Metallica compared with their co-headlining slot next Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, when they join forces with the Raconteurs, the Offspring, Rise Against, Pennywise, Bad Religion, the Bravery and Flogging Molly for the KROQ Weenie Roast. Metallica plans to release its ninth album in September, this time with Rick Rubin producing.

-- Tony Pierce