Metallica Sets Club Dates, Works With Jonas Akerlund On New Video

As part of the band's 1996 Load tour, Metallica included a concert-ending, "stripped-down" mini-set that harkened back to the band's days of cramped rehearsals in dimly-lit garages.

Now, as the group prepares to release a new double-album of covers, "Garage Inc.," Metallica plans to flash back once again to its formative years to perform a pair of club shows to help promote its new record.

Metallica has only set dates for two shows, November 19 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and November 20 at the State Theater in Detroit, and while there are no other concerts currently scheduled, the band's official website indicated that additional club dates were "likely."

In related news, Jonas Akerlund, the controversial Swedish director behind the videos for Madonna's "Ray of Light" and Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up," is now working with Metallica on the video for its cover of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page," the first single off "Garage Inc." No word yet on when that video will

make its broadcast debut, but we'll keep you posted.