For your average metal musician, there’s nothing more fun than spending one’s birthday jamming out with a few good friends. Then again, if your friends include some of rock music’s most awesome, influential musicians today, you’re likely going to have a better birthday than most people. Such was the case with Andrew Watt, producer behind many modern classics including Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man. For his birthday, Andrew had a pretty killer jam session with a solid group of his friends — among them Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and rapper Post Malone.
As seen in pictures posted to his Instagram, Watt celebrated his 30th birthday by playing a set with Post, Trujillo, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, and according to his hashtags Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The whole thing looks like what a jam session should be — a bunch of players getting sweaty, doing weird shit together, and occasionally bursting into laughter about how much fun all of this is.
Check out Watt’s photos below:
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Happy 30th, Andrew — how you’ll match this for your 31st birthday, we cannot possibly imagine.
Metallica have certainly stayed busy during the madness of the coronavirus quarantine. Only earlier this month, the band announced that they’ll be performing their ‘Helping Hands Concert & Auction’ online. The show, an unplugged set by the band performed at their headquarters, will be livestreamed on November 14th, 2020 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT. All proceeds will go to Metallica’s charitable organization, the All Within My Hands Foundation. Tickets go for $15 and are available via Nugs.tv.
Words by Chris Krovatin