Prime Cuts: Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Critique Key Songs in the Band’s Harsh, Noble History

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jefffos

Moral of the story...Kirk likes his wah pedal, a LOT!

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box of dope

cool read, after getting into all the old thrash classics i guess i forgot that these dudes were at one time like me. that rip on slayer was a dumb one though, at least they never alienated theire fan base!

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magnusalpha

Experimenting and figuring out new stuff is good. Slayer, while great, mostly does the same thing every album. The comment from James rings fairly true even if you don't like it.

BTW Metallica hasn't alienated their fan base, just the few people who think a band should never change.

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spiderlaidlaw

I have had a theory for two decades on where they got the Sanitarium riff. I posted it once in a message board of the "original band," who I love even more than Metallica. It's from a song buried within a longer piece of music by a VERY well known band consistently featured in Guitar World still. It's from 1975. The riff isn't identical but the first part is the shape that Hetfield uses on Fade to Black, Sanitarium, and One, and the guitarist even slides that shape up the neck but with one, minor difference than what Hetfield did on Sanitarium. The liner notes to Master of Puppets even offer a HUGE clue on where this came.

jefffos

Bleak House??

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kslater22

this is really cool being able to read about how kirk wrote his solos and stuff, great article

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