Cunning Stunts (video)

Cunning Stunts is a live album by heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1998 on DVD and VHS formats.

Cunning Stunts
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ReleasedDecember 8, 1998
RecordedMay 9–10, 1997
VenueFort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal
LabelElektra Entertainment
DirectorWayne Isham
  • Dana Marshall
  • Joe Plewa
Metallica chronology
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Cunning Stunts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

The DVD features concert footage, band interviews, a documentary, behind the scenes footage, and a photo gallery consisting of approximately 1,000 photos. Three of the performances feature multiple angles.

During the performance of the song "Enter Sandman", the entire stage is set to appear to collapse and explode, with pyrotechnics and a technician (referred to in the extras as the "Burning Dude") who runs across the stage while on fire, as another technician swings overhead.

This is also one of the few Metallica concerts that did not feature "Ecstasy of Gold" as an intro.

The title is a spoonerism of the words stunning cunts. The band Caravan had already used this title for their 1975 album. The Cows used this title for their 1992 release.

Track listingEdit

Disc 1Edit

1."Bad Seed Jam"/"So What?"5:34
2."Creeping Death"6:49
3."Sad but True"6:31
4."Ain't My Bitch" (Multiple Angles)6:27
5."Hero of the Day"4:18
6."King Nothing"5:29
8."Fuel" (Demo Version)5:50
9."Bass/Guitar Doodle" (Medley of "My Friend of Misery", and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)")3:55
10."Nothing Else Matters"6:05
11."Until It Sleeps"4:17
12."For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Multiple Angles)5:51
13."Wherever I May Roam" (Multiple Angles)7:14
14."Fade to Black"8:29
15."Kill/Ride Medley 16:10

Disc 2Edit

1."Leper Messiah Jam"/"Last Caress"5:28
2."Master of Puppets" (short version)3:43
3."Enter Sandman"7:36
4."Cure Jam"/"Am I Evil?" (short version)7:04