So I had heard that not too long ago Metallica actually played all of Orion live. I can’t begin to express, and some people may understand, how long I have waited to hear this song played live. Sure, sometimes they would play a few bars but never the entire thing. So I buckled up today and looked it up on YouTube. Of course they had it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even get through half of it.
I tried, I really did. I want to hear Orion live, i do. But I couldn’t bear the fact that Metallica never played the song complete with Jason, but waited until now when it’s Rob at the bass.
Somehow, I find this to be so utterly insulting. As if they don’t feel Jason was good enough to play Orion with them.
It totally sucked any joy I could have ever felt about them having played it live finally, all these years after Cliff died. Even though I wouldn’t have been there anyway cause they played this somewhere far far from my hometown, I might have enjoyed listening to it live finally. Smiled, at the knowledge and the hope that perhaps one day I would be there for such a monumental thing as hearing it. But no, I couldn’t even get through it. I was near tears looking at Rob Trujillo where Jason should be standing.
I’m sure Rob Trujillo is a super nice guy and great guitar player. Honestly, it’s not his fault the sight of him makes me cry. Now I have a better understanding of how Van Halen fans feel. Sorry guys, that Eddie is such an asshole. I feel your pain.