The Rolling Stones had Metallica open for them in San Francisco in 2005. The Stones didn’t know that they shattered the dream of drummer Lars Ulrich.
Appearing on Bill Maher's Club Random podcast, Ulrich said the band was told to not "make eye contact" with Mick Jagger or to "talk to him.”
Ulrich also said, "I had dreams, like, I thought, we’re gonna play with The Rolling Stones and you know where I’m gonna spend my whole time in Keith Richards‘ hotel room, sitting doing those legendary parties ’til nine o’clock in the morning: I’ll be the last one to leave! It wasn’t exactly like that.”
However, Ulrich did come away with something positive from the show, and that was knowing to how to properly treat their opening acts.
He said, “I always go and say hello to our support act. I look them in the eye, I ask them if there’s anything they need. It’s a human thing; if somebody comes out and plays on a Metallica stage, I want them to feel at home.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]