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Jimmy Fallon and Metallica Play 'Enter Sandman' on Classroom Instruments With The Roots

It's been a while since Jimmy Fallon and The Roots put together one of their "Classroom Instruments" performances that are always fun. Early on, when The Tonight Show started doing them, they were limited to major pop stars with current hits...

It's been a while since Jimmy Fallon and The Roots put together one of their "Classroom Instruments" performances, which are always a good time. Early on, when The Tonight Show started doing them, they were limited to major pop stars with current hits. Early guests included Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, One Direction, and Meghan Trainor. They've branched out some since then, but this new installment is a whole different tone than they normally strike.

Metallica stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to be the guest on "Classroom Instruments." Along with Fallon and the Roots, the band played the classic "Enter Sandman."

It might not reach the ridiculous heights of The Lonely Island doing "I'm on a Boat" on "Classroom Instruments," but this ranks among the show's best. (Though, let's be honest -- they should do these way more often and do them with more full bands ready to do a surprising take on their own songs.)

Watch the video above and hope they wind up doing "Carpool Karaoke" with James Corden to complete the late-night show absurd musical spectacle circuit. 

Also, check out past installments of "Classroom Instruments" featuring Ed Sheeran, MigosCamila Cabello, and members of Fleetwood Mac.

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer on the news team at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.