can we just take a moment to talk about how awesome Joey Maloney’s pics are?

fucker went to see Metallica at the Weenie Roast

and all i got were these amazing pics to show you.

an excerpt of what Joey wrote on LAist:

Following a small benefit concert this past Wednesday at the Wiltern, Metallica hit the stage with such force and bombast that it was hard to believe that had only done a handful of shows since 2004. The legendary four-piece tore through “Fuel” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” at the open of their set. Led by the ever powerful James Hetfield, the volume and power that comes with a Metallica show is unlike anything you will experience. They kept their setlist limited to pre-St. Anger material and did not showcase any new songs. It was hard to tell that it had been almost four years since they had toured as they three guitar/bass wielding members weaved a delicate choreography on stage with one player never in the same spot for more than a song. Guitarist Kirk Hammet’s shredding solos are still some of the most intense and charged out there as each solo break was a showcase for his amazing talent. The 16,000 + capacity crowd at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, who had braved the fierce heat of the day, loved every second of it.

there are a few people id like to kidnap and bring over to the Times, Joey is on the top of my list, but sadly we’re not really hiring right now

… but when we do…