“We played Remember Tomorrow as it was basically the blueprint for songs like Fade To Black and Welcome Home (Sanitarium), and some of the more epic ballad-y type of songs that Metallica had done later. Metallica’s contribution to the 2012 Classic Rock magazine-curated Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head collection was originally the B-side of Deep Purple’s 1972 single Never Before. (Metal Hammer) 23 November 2016, From Misfits to Diamond Head, Metallica have recorded some incredible covers. Went down pretty good.”. "It's Electric" (Diamond Head) Metallica has recorded tons of Diamond Head covers of the years, but oddly this one always hit me the hardest. The B-side to this Leicester metal band’s 1981 debut single Buried Alive was covered by Metallica at their very first show on March 14, 1982, at Radio City in Anaheim, California, appearing second on the setlist after Hit The Lites (sic). The recordings, as the kids say, slap. Pit For Their Fifth Show Ever. Step forward, Creeper frontman Will Gould’s new project Salem…, This website requires Javascript to be enabled. This ballad, taken from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin-’nérd, was first performed during Metallica’s set at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in 1997. You will receive a verification email shortly. “Their album covers really drew me in. Played 50-50!!! Recorded for the B-side of the Creeping Death single, the Leicester band’s titular anthem was actually the first cover song Metallica played in front of a paying audience, at their debut show in Anaheim, on March 14, 1982 [The Hetfield/Ulrich original Hit The Lights, appropriately, was the world’s introduction to the then LA-based band]. “To be able to play that stuff live sometime would be pretty cool.”, “I discovered Black Sabbath by digging through my older brother’s record collection,” James Hetfield told Guitar World in 1992. Just a few weeks ago, Kirk Hammett told K! The song later appeared on the B-side of their Enter Sandman single the following year, and scooped a GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance. Receive news and offers from our other brands? : Garage Days Re-Revisited, this Killing Joke cover was debuted at Metallica’s legendary 100 Club show in August 1987, a warm-up for their Monsters Of Rock appearance at Castle Donington. Lars Ulrich heard the song while driving through San Francisco and remarked that it had “James Hetfield all over it”. During the 1995 Load sessions, the band recorded Overkill, Damage Case, Stone Dead Forever and Too Late Too Late as a gift for Lemmy. Bath BA1 1UA. They could probably play it in their sleep, if such a challenge existed. Having previously tackled Budgie’s Crash Course In Brain Surgery on The $5.98 E.P. : Garage Days Re-Revisited, was one of four Diamond Head songs from Lightning To The Nations passed off as Metallica originals at the band’s first ever show. What a world. And there’s a couple of ‘fuck’s added for good measure. Metallica contributed this Queen banger to a 1990 compilation album Rubáiyát: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary. During their early shows, the band’s repertoire included four of Diamond Head’s songs from their 1980 debut Lightning To The Nations: The Prince, Am I Evil?, Helpless and Sucking My Love. A highlight from The $5.98 E.P. 5. Like any band worth their salt, Metallica love Motörhead. When we were asked to be a part of a tribute album for Ronnie, of course we immediately said, ‘Fuck yeah!’ Choosing a song to record, however, was a much harder decision… so we did four!”. The View (Lou Reed & Metallica cover) Play Video stats: 1 : Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World (Ramones cover) Play Video stats: 1 : You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover) Play Video stats: 1 : You're … The performance – which found its way onto Garage Inc. – features Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington, Corrosion Of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan, Blue Traveler’s John Popper, Primus’ Les Claypool, Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin. The tracks were later released across Hero Of The Day single’s international formats and a limited edition EP titled MotörheadACHE. “I fucking hate Bob Seger, but that song is great,” James Hetfield told Guitar World. Last Caress was taken from the 1980 Beware EP, while the thunderous Green Hell can be found on the 1983 album Earth A.D. Sign up below to get the latest from Metal Hammer, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! I killed your baby today.’ Opening lines don’t come much more memorable than that. “Okay, I don’t really hate him, but he was one of the guys I’d hear on the radio all the time polluting my ears with [whines] ‘Get your old records off the shelf…’ That really annoyed me. Freddie Mercury sings about shooting people with a ‘rubber Tommy water gun’, while James Hetfield’s shooter is ‘fully-loaded’. Metallica’s cover appeared on the The Unforgiven single in 1991 and the label went to great lengths to warn their fans of the obnoxious delights that lay in store. : Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987) and Breadfan (the original appeared on Budgie’s 1973 album Never Turn Your Back On A Friend). Metallica recorded six Ramones covers during the St. Anger sessions. Metallica are headlining the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on June 18 (get your tickets now) and Twickenham Stadium in London on June 20 (get your tickets now). “The obscene publication squad came down on us, they seized all records from our offices and from our distributors,” remembers frontman Animal. “Throughout the years we’ve made no secret of our deep love and admiration for Ronnie James Dio,” wrote Metallica in a post explaining their involvement with the Dio tribute album, Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life. The sixth song, 53rd & 3rd, featured on the all-star compilation We’re A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones, alongside the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, and Green Day. “It’s just so quick and to the point.” Thanks to Cliff Burton – who’d play Misfits cassettes while on tour – Metallica introduced the New Jersey horror punks to the wider world in the mid ’80s, when he sported a Crimson Ghost tattoo on his arm; Hetfield can also be seen wearing a Misfits T-shirt on the back of the Master Of Puppets album. Only just recently, James Hetfield posted an Instagram video of him driving and yelling along to Ace Of Spades. You can’t put a price on creativity… or can you? Both Lars and James inducted Black Sabbath into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006. Dave [Mustaine] broke a string on the first song. “Iron Maiden are 10 per cent cooler than every other band,” Lars tells K!. offered a template for Metallica’s own multi-part epics, and having performed the song no fewer than 741 times, the San Franciscan band probably have squatter’s rights on it at this point. Gay porn! It also appeared on the cassette single of Sad But True, where a further sticker informs the listened which colourful words appear in the song: fucking (2), sucked (3), pox (1), cunt (4), piss (1), prat (1), cock (2), scabs (1), fucked (5), jacked (1), spewed (1) and crabs (1). Recorded for the B-side of the Creeping Death single, the Leicester band’s titular anthem was actually the first cover song Metallica played in front of a paying audience, at their debut show in Anaheim, on March 14, 1982 [The Hetfield/Ulrich original Hit The Lights, appropriately, was the world’s introduction to the then LA-based band] Lars actually witnessed what was to be Paul’s final show with Maiden in Copenhagen on September 10, 1981. Indeed, their early show setlists were populated by their British metal heroes Blitzkrieg, Diamond Head, Savage and Sweet Savage – their first show featured no less than seven covers and two original compositions. Only band. With themes of bestiality, sexual diseases, fellating elderly gentlemen and visits to England’s southeastern coastal towns, this song originally appeared on the Anti-Nowhere League’s 1981 debut single Streets Of London. “I always loved that one,” James told Metallica’s fan club magazine So What!. that Last Caress is one of his favourite covers to perform live. “Budgie wrote great songs, abstract songs about life [but] Breadfan is about nonsense,” drummer Ray Phillips told the BBC. “[Frontman] Burke [Shelley] wanted to write a song about nonsense.” According to setlist.fm, Metallica have performed the song 331 times, the most recent being at Target Center, Minneapolis on September 4, 2018. on the B-side to Creeping Death. ‘I’ve got something to say. setlist.fm estimates the song has been performed live a staggering 818 times. Monsters Of Rock US 1988: The Making Of Metallica, Riots! “I think that’d be fucking incredible to do that live sometime because I’m a big Dio fan, I’m a big Rainbow fan,” Kirk tells Kerrang!. The song, written by bassist Dee Dee Ramone, recounts the story of a young male prostitute in a salubrious part of Manhattan, described by the New York times as “the Loop, where young male hustlers hang out out and older men cruise to buy sexual favours”. Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Brad Delson re-live Linkin Park’s ground-breaking debut album as it turns 20. “We got the whole thing about riffs and structuring, the adventure and liberties from them,” admitted Lars Ulrich, acknowledging that “50 per cent” of Metallica’s original blueprint was lifted from the Stourbridge quartet. “Very nervous. Here are their top 10 best cover songs, They might be stadium rock superstars now, but just like every other band Metallica started out playing cover versions in a garage. Probably not the sort of thing to consider when you’re about to sing with your heroes. The moment where Metallica abandoned their agreed plan to play King Nothing live on the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards and smashed through Last Caress and the gleefully obscene So What for a gobsmacked audience instead is pure TV gold. “Whether it was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell or Dio, his powerful voice was instantly recognisable and his music inspired and influenced the four of us tremendously. Visit our corporate site. © Released on the B-side of the Harvester Of Sorrow single, this thundering anti-money screed (originally recorded on 1973’s Never Turn Your Back On A Friend album) remains a live Metallica staple. The sheer relish with which James Hetfield delivers lyrics about bestiality, STDs, drugs and schoolgirl sex here makes So What the filthiest of guilty pleasures. Lars Ulrich spent the summer of 1981 in England and struck up a friendship with singer and guitarist, Sean Harris and Brian Tatler. Recorded for Iron Maiden tribute album Maiden Heaven during the final weeks of tracking 2008’s Death Magnetic album, Lars Ulrich acknowledges that Steve Harris and Paul Di’Anno’s 1980 power ballad was “basically the blueprint for songs like Fade To Black and …Sanitarium.” Incidentally, Ulrich actually saw Di’Anno’s final show with Maiden, at the Odd Fellows Mansion in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 10, 1981. Thank you for signing up to Metal Hammer. Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in 1997, Lars and James inducted Black Sabbath into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, driving and yelling along to Ace Of Spades, I spent the day in Metallica’s inner circle, Lars Ulrich on how rock and roll ruined his life, The Most Expensive Rock And Metal Albums Of All Time, This Tuesday: Salem Hit The K! Since forming in 1981, Metallica have worn their influences on their sleeve. I immediately thought, ‘I gotta put this on.’ And when I did, I couldn’t believe it. It was the first single from Garage Inc. and spent 11 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. : Garage Days Re-Revisited, Metallica revisited the cult Welsh proto-metallers’ catalogue when settling into LA’s One On One studio for the recording of the …And Justice For All album. Metallica’s version is heavier than Seger’s, and is accompanied by a gritty video directed by Jonas ‘Lords Of Chaos’ Åkerlund, featuring adult actress Ginger Lynn who plays a stripper and sex worker. “It’s a movin’ on song. Nowhere is Metallica’s debt to the NWOBHM more explicit than here, their take on the hard-riffing B-side of Blitzkrieg’s 1981 single Buried Alive. Bob Seger’s song Turn The Page is an emotionally raw look at the life of a touring musician and featured on his 1973 album Back In ’72. This medley also features the intro from Iron Maiden’s Run To The Hills, albeit purposefully out of tune. We had so much fun with this!”. : Garage Days Re-Revisited, the Garage Inc. compilation and limited edition EPs. The recording was dusted off eight years later as a bonus track for their three-disc version of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. “Track two side two of this record contains some of the ruder everyday English expressions,” reads a sticker on the 12-inch. This Maiden song – taken from their 1980 self-titled debut – was recorded by Metallica especially for Kerrang!’s cover-mounted tribute album Maiden Heaven in 2008. This faithful cover was included as a B-side on the 1984 single Creeping Death, and latterly as part of the band’s 1998 compilation, Garage, Inc. Like Last Caress, this NWOBHM classic has been performed hundreds of times. “1st ever gig,” wrote Lars after the show. : Garage Days Re-Revisited in 1987, that they would record and release this Misfits medley. The song – taken from their 1980’s eponymous album – is stripped of its post-punk angst and layered with aggressive thrash riffs. Metallica were long-time fans of this Cardiff trio and covered two of the their songs: Crash Course In Brain Surgery (released on The $5.98 E.P. Their music was so cool because it was completely anti-hippie. The latter appeared as a B-side on their 1988 Harvester Of Sorrow 12-inch single and the Eye Of The Beholder seven-inch, which enjoyed a U.S.-only release the same year. A. Riff. Pit in association with Nordic Spirit is on the way! This song features Lars sharing vocal duties with James. It got us thinking, what are their most memorable tributes? Paul Brannigan There was a problem. It wasn’t until the band introduced Jason Newsted by way of the The $5.98 E.P. Once upon a time Lars Ulrich slept on Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler’s bedroom floor: royalties from Metallica’s four recorded Diamond Head covers have since bought Tatler a new house. “If this is likely to offend, then move swiftly on… and buy some earplugs next time you walk out of the front door.”. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. The song later also appeared alongside Am I Evil? The creepy ‘Mommy, where’s fluffy?’ line was supposed to be at the start of their Diamond Head cover The Prince, but ended up on this song. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, The world’s biggest and best metal magazine, (Image credit: Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images). Please refresh the page and try again. Last Caress has remained a staple of their live set for the last three decades. When Lars Ulrich first heard Bob Seger’s Turn The Page (originally featured on the Michigan singer-songwriter’s Back In ’72 album) while driving across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge he heard “James [Hetfield] all over it.” Recorded for the Garage Inc, album in autumn 1998, Hetfield duly instils a sense of quiet nobility into Seger’s meditative lyric about life on the road for a touring musician. Recorded by Greg Fidelman at the tail-end of their Death Magnetic sessions, the band add their own crunching intro to this Steve Harris and Paul Di’Anno composition. The song, originally taken from their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack, showed a heavier side to the British band. What. Nowhere is Metallica’s debt to the NWOBHM more explicit than here, their take on the hard-riffing B-side of Blitzkrieg’s 1981 single Buried Alive. Torture! At The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness in 1991, a guitar-free Hetfield joined Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and the surviving members of Queen for the song in front of a sold-out Wembley Stadium, as well as TV and radio audiences in 76 countries around the world. All rights reserved. We’re A Happy Family, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World, Commando and Cretin Hop appeared as B-sides on the various formats of the title track, which was released as a single in 2003.


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