Metallica Covers Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” in Kansas

Rob and Kirk also celebrated David Gilmour's birthday with a Pink Floyd cover
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By , Radio.com

Metallica is continuing their string of honoring hometown icons with great covers. After playing “Sweet Home Alabama” in Alabama, the band is covering Kansas in – you guessed it – Kansas.

Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo’s “Doodles” are a perfect excuse for them to mess around and throw some unexpected covers into their sets. At their March 6 Kansas City show, the duo gave a spirited cover of Kansas’ timeless “Carry On My Wayward Son.”

Fans in the replies are begging for a full cover after their dueling guitars and flaming riffs introduced a whole new personality to the song.

Along with covering Kansas, Rob and Kirk also celebrated David Gilmour's birthday with a thundering rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell.” Kirk makes a rare appearance in front of the mic as he takes on vocals during the cover.