These images of Metallica, shot by Danny Clinch in 2003, were taken in the west yard at San Quentin Prison while filming the video for the title track of the band’s 8th album “St. Anger” (directed by The Malloys).
San Quentin is colored with musical history. In 1969 Johnny Cash entered the complex to record At San Quentin, in 1991 Chicago blues legend B.B. King recorded Live At San Quentin, and in 1983 Charles Manson recorded an hour’s worth of music and improvisation from his cell at the compound.
You can see more of Danny Clinch’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.