Members of the heavy metal band Metallica are photographed at their studio in San Rafael, Calif., on Sept. 4, 2008.(Gannett News Service, Jack Gruber/USA TODAY/File)
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's Metallica Day at Comic-Con and the wide world of geeks is opening its arms to the band.
The four members of the California-based heavy metal band are on site Friday at the San Diego Convention Center to promote their new concert film-plus "Metallica Through The Never" and share footage with fans. Though the Metallica's followers might come from another cultural subgroup, self-described loner Lars Ulrich said he could identify with the tens of thousands of fans roaming the halls: "Loner and geek, what are they cousins?"
The "Metallica Through The Never" panel will be held in the massive Hall H, which holds about 7,000 people. The band will debut footage with director Nimrod Antal before playing a private concert later in the night at an undisclosed location.
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