The lyrics to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” are pretty dark, but the song sounds much lighter on classroom instruments like the kazoo and hand clappers.
Metallica teamed up with the Roots and host Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” for an impressive rendition of their hit song, showing you don’t need top-notch instruments for good music, though that might be thanks to the world-class musicians.
Here’s what everyone in the band is playing:
James Hetfield - Vocals, Toy clarinet
Jimmy Fallon - Vocals, Bass Drum, Casio Keyboard, Kazoo
Lars Ulrich - Fisher Price Drum, Toy Cymbals
Kirk Hammett - Melodica
Robert Trujillo - Baby Electric Axe
Questlove - Hand Clappers, Kazoo
Kamal Gray - Xylophone
James Poyser - Melodica
Captain Kirk - Ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. - Kazoo, Banana Shaker, Apple Shaker
Mark Kelley - Kazoo
Frank Knuckles - Bongos
Black Thought - Tambourine, Brown Hat