Metallica's recent show in Sydney, Australia has been mired in controversy after guitarist Kirk Hammett accidentally knocked a child off the stage during a stunt.
The rockers were performing in the city last Thursday (11Nov10) and Hammett kicked oversized inflatable black balls into the audience during their set.
But, unknown to the guitarist, a young girl was stood at the edge of the stage - and she was knocked backwards when the inflatable struck her.
The youngster, who escaped the fall unharmed, is the daughter of a crew member, according to Blabbermouth.net.