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YEAH? YEAH. YEAH! #YEAH Translation: hardcore Metallica fan Kevin Conklin, via Metal Insider, put together a Soundcloud file of every single time James Hetfield has (so far) screamed “YEAH” in Metallica’s 30-year history. Like snowflakes flying from the sky, no two Hetfield “YEAH”s are alike — there’s the angry “YEAH,” the forceful “YEAH,” the triumphant “YEAH,” theLulu “YEAH,” and my personal favorite, the drawn out “YEAH.” Read more here: http://bit.ly/12W9occ

Is it awesome? YEAH. Even the Lulu one? YE…no.


Jens Eriksson via Wikimedia Commons
A Burton memorial in Ljungby, Sweden

​If you clicked on this, you probably already know the story: It was 1986, and Metallica released their third album, Master of Puppets to wild acclaim. They took their Damage, Inc. tour on a massive swing through Europe, only to have the excursion interrupted by a bus crash in Sweden. Everyone escaped the turned-over tour bus except for their bass player, 24-year old Cliff Burton, a classically trained metalhead with long hair, denim jacket, and a Misfits tattoo. He was crushed by the bus and died Sept. 27, 1986. Read more here: http://bit.ly/V8Zb6n

The first thing people should know about Cliff Burton is that he played bass without a pick. That may seem like a ridiculous thing to point out, but it’s kind of like driving a truck without a steering wheel. Burton had agile, road-hardened fingers, and his musical mind seemed telepathically linked to drummer Lars Ulrich’s, creating perhaps the greatest metal rhythm section of all time. Burton played an integral part in writing the first three Metallica albums, with his soaring bass solos often leading the charge. (source: loudwire.com) 

Here are five of his best contributions to Metallica’s early catalog.

While not as complex as “Orion,” “Ktulu” is a great early Metallica song that hints at the spectacular arrangements the band had in store for Master of Puppets. The song title comes from a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, a favorite author of Burton’s. The song’s haunting atmosphere owes almost everything to Burton’s swirling wah pedal flourishes.
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
It took me forever to realize the opening guitar riff of this song off of Ride The Lightning was actually Burton on his distorted bass. This is one of the six Ride songs Burton got a writing cred for, and while the score is pretty simple, the bass part in their live shows is a blast.Here’s a live version purportedly from Burton’s last show, in Stockholm on Sept. 29, 1986. I can’t tell for sure, however, and whomever posted the video for some reason included a picture of Jason Newsted on bass. Either way, a great track.
3. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
One of the only bass solos to ever deserve a spot on an album, and rightfully so. It feels almost too obvious to include this on the list, but this performance a great version of the song, even if it does cut off the first 35 seconds of the album version.
4. Orion
The third instrumental on the list, but it’s Burton’s masterpiece — it’s got two bass solos, complex harmonies and a bridge so cool lyrics are just unnecessary. The song played at Burton’s funeral.
5. The Four Horsemen
While “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)” is his only writing credit on the album, Burton famously inspired Kill Em All‘s album title after record execs balked at the band’s original proposal, Metal Up Your Ass. It’s got vicious backing vocals on the bridge of “The Four Horsemen” that Newsted could never match. Here’s a live version from 1985, back when Metallica’s headbanging didn’t seem quite as forced and Lars’ double-bass wasn’t stupid.R.I.P., Cliff.


Metallica Lose Trademark
(Photo : Facebook/Metallica) A small metal shop in British Columbia has won the right to use “Metallica” as its shop name.

Heavy metal band

Metallica have lost defending their trademark “Metallica” to a small metal manufacturing company called Metallica Manufacturing at

Burnaby, British Columbia


Loudwire reports the metal shop won the court ruling after the band challenged them in court trying to defend their trademark. Now the metal shop – Metallica Manufacturing can use the trademark in its day to day business.

“It was a very innocent choosing of such a name from a 12-year-old kid,” said Bill Lawson, Owner, Metallica Manufacturing, BurnabyNow reported.

Though the name for the metal shop was chosen in the late 1990’s and Metallica was founded in 1981, the name Metallica looked right as it matched the trade, said Lawson.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/VPvbf5

Metallica Releases “My Apocalypse” Live Footage From “Quebec Magnetic”


Metallica continue to share footage from their impending “Quebec Magnetic” live release. You can now watch the band perform their track “My Apocalypse”.“Quebec Magnetic” lands on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, December 11th via the bands own Blackened Recordings.

–taken from undergroundtelevision.com image from classicrockmagazine.com

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