Metallica played "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, with the band's former bassist Jason Newsted and his replacement, Robert Trujillo, both taking part in the performance. Metallica as a five-piece.
They also led a "surprise jam" at the end of the night consisting of the Yardbirds / Led Zeppelin cover "Train Kept A Rollin", with Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Flea, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Aerosmiths's Joe Perry and Jeff Beck. A really fistfull of big rock and roll names.
Metallica was inducted by Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea. "It was like I had been living in this normal world, where I knew what everything was that came on the radio, and all of a sudden my mind was being blown by this beautiful, violent thing that was unlike anything I had ever heard before in my life. It was fight fire with fire by Metallica" Flea said.
"I think rock and roll is about possibilities and about dreams," Ulrich said in his speach. "The fact that the six of us can be up on the stage tonight, snot-nosed kids, outcasts, loners who grew up in very different parts of the world, in very different situations and make it here tonight, to this wonderful night in front of all these people down here ... Rock and roll truly is about possibilities. Look at us. Metallica's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Can you fucking believe that?"