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Palm Investor Roger McNamee to Open for Metallica

by Jonathan Downer Tue, 18 Aug 2009 9:14 am EDT

That's right metal heads, you read that title correctly. Roger McNamee, who goes by the alias "Chubby Wombat Moonalice" on stage, and his band Moonalice, will be opening for Metallica [PDF link] in San Rafael, CA on September 11th. The "once in a lifetime" concert is being hosted by the Marin History Museum to help raise funds for their upcoming "Marin Rocks" exhibition, and will be the first time Metallica has ever played in Marin county.

While Metallica needs no introduction, Moonalice is a relative newcomer on the music scene, having begun touring in May of 2007. Something of a hippie rock band, their main claim to fame is their use of seven, thats right, seven bassists, including Jack Casady, formerly of Jefferson Airplane. Our hero Chubby Wombat himself plays bass, guitar, and contributes on vocals. While venture capitalism is his career, it's clear through interviews that music is his "other" passion.

So how about it folks, are any of you planning on checking out Roger and his merry band, or are you more interested in skipping ahead to the Metallica portion of the show? After giving a few of their songs a listen, I have to say they're not half bad, though they're very much the ying to Metallica's yang. It should be an interesting show!

via @blam