Thursday night's event at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles had already been planned to be filled with collaborations, from Metallica's cover of the Judas Priest classic "Rapid Fire" with Rob Halford to Anthrax's pairing with half of Pantera. Revolver Marketing Director Josh Bernstein told Billboard that Metallica has topped their wishlist since Golden Gods -- the only metal awards show in the U.S. -- debuted in 2009. "What a night! Metallica!" exclaimed executive editor Brandon Geist.
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