Following their sold out Slane Castle concert, Metallica took time out from their schedule to tour Ireland, stopping off in a pub for lunch on the way.
The metal group arrived by private helicopter to the Cliffs of Moher on Monday 10th June, and drummer Lars Ulrich shared a photo of his visit on Instagram.
After exploring the area, the group went to Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor for a surprise visit.
Owner Lisa Vaughan told The Independent: “We heard a helicopter overhead yesterday afternoon, so we knew there was somebody big in the area but we didn’t know who.”
“They parked the helicopter in a spot behind the hotel and went up along the cliffs of Moher and then popped into us before they went. They were superstars, normal, down to earth, ordinary people.
“One of our chefs, Gary Davis would be a big fan of theirs so the lead singer, James Hetfield went into the kitchen to say hello to him.”
As word quickly spread of the band’s visit, a crowd gathered outside the pub, and some ventured inside for photos and autographs.
It’s not the first time famous faces have been at the bar – Bob Geldof popped by last summer, and Michael Flatley, Westlife and others have all visited.
The band also donated €35,000 to the Capuchin Day Centre while they were in Ireland.