Metallica http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/181/all en Watch Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" Played from the Inside of a Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-metallicas-nothing-else-matters-played-inside-guitar-video/25057 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a recently posted (July 18) video of a guy who puts his camera inside his acoustic guitar and plays Metallica’s "Nothing Else Matters."</p> <p>Like similar videos that show the brilliant shapes, oscillations and motions of strings that are being plucked or strummed, this is a mesmerizing clip.</p> <p>Sadly, the clip, which was posted by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wjVQlKh4Vmn8Y8ptiQGqQ">Link-Wall.com,</a> doesn't name the guitarist or tell us which camera or phone he's using.</p> <p>Anyway, sit back and enjoy this Black Album hit from a whole new angle!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ee5lNMysoi8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/hear-metallicas-nothing-else-matters-played-inside-guitar-video/25057#comments Metallica Nothing Else Matters Videos Blogs Features Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:09:08 +0000 Damian Fanelli 25057 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metalli-Yeah: Hear Every James Hetfield "Yeah!" Ever Recorded http://www.guitarworld.com/metalli-yeah-hear-every-james-hetfield-yeah-ever-recorded/25006 <!--paging_filter--><p>Last year, Kevin Conklin of Conklin Radio pieced together every “Yeah!” ever screamed by Metallica frontman James Hetfield. </p> <p>We can’t think of a better way to spend the next three minutes and 16 seconds. Can you? </p> <p>Yeah!</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/82841736&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metalli-yeah-hear-every-james-hetfield-yeah-ever-recorded/25006#comments James Hetfield Metallica Features Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:27:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25006 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's 11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-11-essential-thrash-metal-albums <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out <em>Guitar World's</em> guide to 11 essential thrash metal albums—discs or downloads every self-respecting metalhead should have in his/her record collection.</p> <p>Why 11? </p> <p>"Well, it's one louder, isn't it?"</p> <p>From <em>Kill 'Em All</em> to <em>Cowboys From Hell</em>, these manic slabs of musical mayhem provide an excellent aural history of the rise of one of metal's most enduring sub-genres.</p> <p>How many of these albums do you own?</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-11-essential-thrash-metal-albums#comments Anthrax Exodus Kreator Megadeth Metallica Overkill Possessed Slayer Testament Galleries Features Magazine Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:59:56 +0000 Richard Bienstock, Josh Hart 13521 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica's Kirk Hammett: How to Play Like Stevie Ray Vaughan — Lesson http://www.guitarworld.com/kirk-hammett-how-play-stevie-ray-vaughan <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. </p> <p>Ironically, I was never really into Stevie while he was alive. </p> <p>Then, shortly after he died, I got hold of a video of him playing a live show and was just totally blown away by his timing, his tone, his feel, his vibrato, his phrasing—everything. Some people are just born to play guitar, and Stevie was definitely one of them. </p> <p>The VH1 <em>Behind the Music</em> program on Stevie showed some old footage of him playing guitar when he was a little kid—he was so good it made me want to cry.</p> <p>It’s difficult to emulate SRV’s tone because his hands and soul had so much to do with it. Having said that, in my opinion, if there’s a player whose sound you really admire, you might be able to emulate his tone by investigating the gear he used. </p> <p>For example, if you really want to get a sound similar to Stevie Ray’s, then buying a Les Paul and a high-gain Marshall stack definitely isn’t the way to go, because that’s not even close to what he used. </p> <p>However, you might get close if you buy a Strat—and probably even closer if you buy a vintage Strat [<em>Fender offers an SRV signature model Strat that’s based on his legendary “Number 1” guitar, which was a 1959 body with a 1962 Rosewood neck and a left-hand tremolo unit—GW Ed.</em>]. You’ll get even closer if you get a vintage Strat and a vintage Fender amp, because that’s what he used. I also know that Stevie used an old Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Vox Wah, too.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/kirksrv1.jpg" width="620" height="148" /></p> <p>Another real big factor in Stevie’s killer tone was the gauge of his strings and how hard he used to play. A lot of people try to do the SRV thing using a set of .009s, and you just can’t do what he did with slinky strings like that. Stevie used real heavy strings—.013 (high E) to .058 or even .060 (low E). So, to get even close you need to start with at least a set of .011s.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/kirksrv2.jpg" width="620" height="148" /></p> <p>In addition to using heavy strings, you also really need to attack the guitar if you want to get that big, percussive sound Stevie had. He was a super-aggressive player, and he didn’t really pick from his wrist—he picked with his entire arm! </p> <p>If you watch video footage of him, you’ll see exactly what I mean. Stevie also used a lot of downstrokes and a lot of that “string raking” thing too (more about this technique in a moment), which really added to the unique rhythm and lead sound that he got. Of the newer blues players out there, Kenny Wayne Shepherd definitely has that heavy string, high action, percussive attack thing happening—and he does it really well, in my opinion.</p> <p>Like all great players, Stevie’s style contained a bunch of cool nuances—some of which are really hard to nail. Take the intro riff to “Scuttle Buttin’ ” [Couldn’t Stand the Weather] for example. I’ve been messing around with it for years but I still can’t play it with Stevie’s feel. There’s a weird slide he does near the beginning that I just can’t get exactly right, no matter how hard I try. I can play the riff note-for-note, but there’s that little nuance that I just can’t get, and I’ve been chasing it for a long time.</p> <p><strong>String Raking</strong></p> <p>As I just mentioned, SRV often used a technique called string raking, which is a relatively easy way to spice up your lead playing. As you’re about to discover, it’s kind of like percussive sweep picking. <Strong>FIGURE 1</strong> shows a simple C minor blues lick that starts with a string rake. </p> <p>To play this, mute the A, D and G strings by lightly resting your left-hand index finger across them, then quickly rake your pick across them using a single, smooth downstroke that ends with the half-step bend at the 10th fret on the B string. Adding this simple move to the lick definitely adds extra emotion, attitude and emphasis to the lick—try playing it without the rake and you’ll hear what I mean.</p> <p><strong>Quarter-tone Bends</strong></p> <p>Another SRV move that definitely adds both bite and a nice bluesy tension to a solo is to bend certain notes just a tad so they end up sitting right between two notes. <strong>FIGURE 2</strong> is an A minor run that features this technique. As you can see, the second-to-last note you play, the C note at the 5th fret on the G string, is bent up a quarter step so that it sits right between C and C#. </p> <p>Great blues players do this kind of thing all the time, and Stevie was especially good at it—hell, he’d even add a quarter note bend to notes he’d already bent up by one or even two steps. <strong>FIGURE 3</strong> is a Stevie Ray style, bluesy, E minor lick that utilizes both of the techniques we’ve just discussed—string raking and quarter-tone bends.</p> <p><strong>Vibrato</strong></p> <p>Being able to shake a note in a way that compliments both the song and the mood of the solo is a highly expressive art that Stevie Ray Vaughan definitely perfected. I especially love his vibrato because it is so damned wide and muscular. </p> <p>Unfortunately, this technique is almost as difficult to describe as it is to do. So, to learn more about this, I recommend that you listen closely to his albums and also watch videos of him in action, zoning in on what he does with his left hand. Check out SRV’s <em>Live at the El Mocambo</em> video (below)—it’s a jaw-dropping experience and, if you watch closely, you’ll learn a lot.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PP0vzZk8Olg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/kirk-hammett-how-play-stevie-ray-vaughan#comments Big Four Kirk Hammett Metallica Sound and Fury Stevie Ray Vaughan Blogs News Lessons Magazine Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:26:19 +0000 Kirk Hammett 10968 at http://www.guitarworld.com Smooth Jazz Version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/smooth-jazz-version-metallicas-enter-sandman-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we bring you a very well-done smooth jazz version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."</p> <p>The video, which was created and posted a few Februarys ago, is the handiwork of YouTube user <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzk0m5Ibzv-JDJHRrNNbGyw">Andy Rehfeldt</a>, who adds:</p> <p>"All instruments were arranged, played and recorded by me. YouTube doesn't pay me anything, so please <a href="https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&amp;SESSION=K-M1nwxZHPojwsaUfUBi-Zg9r50jyHEXutc4BmcnCOKAR60sjdbKnBmr2VO&amp;dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8de62a88b92df045c56447d40d60b23a7c">Buy me a Beer!</a></p> <p>Whether or not you buy Rehfeldt a drink, be sure to check out this video!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OBmM79YadYM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/smooth-jazz-version-metallicas-enter-sandman-video#comments Andy Rehfeldt Metallica Videos News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:09:46 +0000 Damian Fanelli 23631 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" Performed by School of Rock Kids — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-nothing-else-matters-performed-school-rock-kids-video <!--paging_filter--><p>I admit we have a soft spot for kids who cover Metallica songs.</p> <p>Like these kids from the <a href="http://coralsprings.schoolofrock.com/">Coral Springs, Florida, School of Rock,</a> who tackled "Nothing Else Matters" earlier this year. </p> <p>We particularly appreciate the Megadeth-T-shirt-wearing frontman!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/38yvf5fbPHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-nothing-else-matters-performed-school-rock-kids-video#comments Metallica Videos News Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:56:42 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24807 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Play National Anthem at Game 5 of NBA Finals — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-james-hetfield-and-kirk-hammett-play-national-anthem-game-5-nba-finals-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett turned up at Oakland, California's Oracle Arena last night (June 14) to perform the National Anthem.</p> <p>The duo's instrumental version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," which was composed by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith, kicked off Game 5 of the NBA Finals.</p> <p>Metallica have some long-standing Bay Area connections. Although they started out in Los Angeles, they moved to San Francisco in the early Eighties. Hetfield and Hammett performed the National Anthem last month at the San Francisco Giants' AT&amp;T Park before a game against the Los Angeles Angels.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKKBuuDKdsg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-james-hetfield-and-kirk-hammett-play-national-anthem-game-5-nba-finals-video#comments Metallica Videos News Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:15 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24708 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Play National Anthem at X Games — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-james-hetfield-and-kirk-hammett-play-national-anthem-x-games-video <!--paging_filter--><p>You never know where Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will turn up.</p> <p>On Saturday, they performed the National Anthem—also known as "The Star-Spangled Banner"—to kick off the X Games in <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/austin-power-stevie-ray-vaughans-30-greatest-recordings">Austin, Texas.</a></p> <p>The full band also performed at the X Games later that day, co-headlining the Super Stage alongside Nicki Minaj (of course). The lineup also featured Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, Pennywise, Deltron 3030, Joywave and the Glitch Mob. </p> <p>A professionally mixed recording of that show is available for <a href="http://www.livemetallica.com/live-music/0,514/Metallica-mp3-flac-download-6-6-2015-X-Games-at-Circuit-of-the-Americas-Austin-TX.html">pre-order at Metallica's website</a> and will cost $5 through July 15. Audio will be posted in the next few days (we'll keep you updated); all proceeds will benefit efforts to assist victims of the recent floods in Central Texas.</p> <p>Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9P4Ur_lzpdk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-james-hetfield-and-kirk-hammett-play-national-anthem-x-games-video#comments Metallica Videos News Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:47:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24657 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica's '...And Justice for All' Album Played Entirely on Bass — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-and-justice-all-played-entirely-bass-video <!--paging_filter--><p>YouTube view-getter <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDZai57BfE_N0SaBkKQyXg">Rob Scallon</a> has just posted another bizarre but intriguing Metallica-centric video.</p> <p>This time around, you can watch Scallon, a skilled multi-instrumentalist, play part of every song from Metallica's classic 1988 album, <em>...And Justice for All,</em> on bass—and <em>only</em> on bass—creating an intoxicating bottom-end medley.</p> <p>The clip shows him playing an assortment of basses, including an upright model and ... well, just watch the video.</p> <p>If you like what this Scallon fellow is doing with the internets, you can support his ongoing video projects <a href="https://www.patreon.com/RobScallon?ty=h">right here.</a></p> <p>Oh, and, for a random video where <a href="http://www.guitaraficionado.com/perfect-pedal-order-with-steve-vai.html">guitar legend Steve Vai gives you solid advice on pedal order, head in this general direction.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P-eIhvCaK-s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-and-justice-all-played-entirely-bass-video#comments bass Metallica Rob Scallon Videos News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:04:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24655 at http://www.guitarworld.com Hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets" with the Snare Sound of "St. Anger" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-master-puppets-st-anger-sanre-sound-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Ever wanted to hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets" with the drum sound of "St. Anger"? Probably not. </p> <p>But in case curiosity strikes you, YouTube user data_dreams 2000 has created a mix of "Master of Puppets" with the infamously dull drum sound of "St. Anger." </p> <p><em>St. Anger</em> is one of the least-loved items in Metallica's discography, and its flat drum sound certainly hasn't helped its standing. Ergo, hearing the much-criticized drums of <em>St. Anger</em> transplanted onto one of Metallica's most famed tracks is a strange experience, to say the least.</p> <p>Check it out for yourself below, and let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xui06jwWaAM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-master-puppets-st-anger-sanre-sound-video#comments Master of Puppets Metallica St. Anger News Thu, 28 May 2015 15:35:07 +0000 Jackson Maxwell 24566 at http://www.guitarworld.com 16-Year-Old Tina S. Plays Metallica's "Master of Puppets" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/16-year-old-tina-s-plays-metallicas-master-puppets-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Tina S.—everyone's favorite teenage French shredder—is back with another new video, her second of 2015.</p> <p>This time, Tina—who has covered everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Eddie Van Halen to Steve Vai to Gary Moore to DragonForce—tackles Metallica's "Master of Puppets," the title track from the band's iconic 1986 album. </p> <p>Tina, who recently turned 16, posted the video to YouTube today, May 18. As always, Tina is playing her <a href="http://www.vigierguitars.com/index.php">Vigier</a> Excalibur Custom guitar. She was taught and filmed by her guitar instructor, Renaud Louis-Servais.</p> <p>Tina has become well known to readers of GuitarWorld.com for her effortless covers of Van Halen's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-14-year-old-girl-plays-van-halens-eruption-solo">"Eruption,"</a> Vai's version of <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-14-year-old-girl-performs-steve-vais-version-paganinis-5th-caprice-crossroads">Paganini's 5th Caprice</a>, Dream Theater's <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-14-year-old-guitarist-tina-s-performs-dream-theaters-best-times">"The Best of Times"</a> and her shred tribute to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-14-year-old-girl-plays-electric-guitar-tribute-vivaldi">Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi</a>.</p> <p>Her latest video, which we shared in March, was one of her most successful offerings in terms of site traffic and page views. You can check out that video—<a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/15-year-old-guitarist-tina-s-plays-dragonforces-through-fire-and-flames-video">"Tina S. Plays DragonForce's 'Through the Fire and Flames'"—right here.</a></p> <p>You also might want to check out Tina's take on <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-14-year-old-guitarist-tina-s-performs-yngwie-malmsteens-arpeggios-hell">Yngwie Malmsteen's "Arpeggios from Hell," which she performed and posted in March 2014.</a></p> <p><strong>For more about Tina, check out the links above (and under RELATED CONTENT), and follow her on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tina-S/181555232026760?ref=hl">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Tina_Guitare">Twitter.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0p9CB5imSes" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/16-year-old-tina-s-plays-metallicas-master-puppets-video#comments Master of Puppets Metallica Tina S. Videos News Mon, 18 May 2015 17:42:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24498 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica on Upright Bass: "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-upright-bass-anesthesia-pulling-teeth-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As part of what he's calling May-tallica, multi-talented internet sensation <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDZai57BfE_N0SaBkKQyXg">Rob Scallon</a> has been creating and posting a series of imaginative Metallica-related videos.</p> <p>For instance, there's the one where he <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/node/24433">performs "Enter Sandman" backwards.</a></p> <p>Anyway, he's back with a new one. </p> <p>In his latest video, which he posted 27.7777 minutes ago (not that we're stalking him or anything), <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDZai57BfE_N0SaBkKQyXg">Scallon</a> performs "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)," a Cliff Burton track from 1983's <em>Kill 'Em All,</em> on upright bass.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hez8gs_Lo78" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallica-upright-bass-anesthesia-pulling-teeth-video#comments Cliff Burton Metallica Rob Scallon Videos News Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:03 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24496 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica’s James Hetfield and His Daughter Perform Adele’s "Crazy for You" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-metallica-james-hetfield-and-daughter-perform-adele-crazy-you-video <!--paging_filter--><p>For the second year in a row, Metallica’s James Hetfield enjoyed a headlining slot at Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a pediatric cancer benefit concert. </p> <p>This year, Hetfield performed a tune with his oldest daughter, 16-year-old Cali.</p> <p>The duo performed a cover of Adele‘s “Crazy for You.” A surprising choice for the Metallica frontman? Perhaps. Either way, you can check out their performance in the video below. Remember, it's for a good cause!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NWaZezdMMNU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-metallica-james-hetfield-and-daughter-perform-adele-crazy-you-video#comments Acoustic Nation Adele James Hetfield Metallica News Videos Blogs Videos News Mon, 18 May 2015 14:43:50 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24494 at http://www.guitarworld.com San Francisco Giants Metallica Day 2015: National Anthem and Behind-the-Scenes Interview — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/san-francisco-giants-metallica-day-2015-behind-scenes-footage-and-national-anthem-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this month, the San Francisco Giants hosted their third-annual Metallica Day at their home base, AT&amp;T Park. </p> <p>Drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, while guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed "The Star Spangled Banner." Bassist Robert Trujillo also got into the act, announcing it was time to “Play ball” (and Hetfield read the starting lineups as well).</p> <p>Below, you can check out Hetfield and Hammett's performance of the National Anthem—plus Giants' sideline reporter Amy Gutierrez's interview with Hetfield. </p> <p>If you'd also like to see a just-posted behind-the-scenes video featuring the MLB Network's Sean Casey, who tracks down and interviews every member of the band at the stadium, <a href="http://noisecreep.com/metallica-baseball-behind-the-scenes/">head here.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/88Ukaeauf2g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaKmJ7nmDGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/san-francisco-giants-metallica-day-2015-behind-scenes-footage-and-national-anthem-video#comments Metallica Videos News Thu, 14 May 2015 15:25:29 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24469 at http://www.guitarworld.com Top 10 Best (and Worst) Comeback Albums of All Time http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-best-and-worst-comeback-albums-all-time <!--paging_filter--><p><em>"Don't call it a comeback / I've been here for years."</em> </p> <p>So said LL Cool J in the title track from 1990's <em>Mama Said Knock You Out</em>, which came out when many fans and critics thought his career was just barely limping along. </p> <p>The album turned out to be a massive critical and commercial success. So, with our apologies to Mr. Cool J, we <em>are</em> calling it comeback. </p> <p>Because a comeback—as defined here at <em>Guitar World</em>—is any critically and/or commercially successful or significant album that follows a career-altering absence (breakup, retirement) or low point (death of band members, "dead" careers, being dropped by your label, critical uber-flops, telling a London audience that you're ashamed that George W. Bush is from Texas ...). </p> <p>So, with that in mind, here's our list of the 10 best (and worst) comeback albums of all time. </p> <p><strong>10. U2 — <em>All That You Can’t Leave Behind</em> (2000)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Sitting-on-top-of-the-world stadium rockers U2 took some chances in the '90s, releasing three adventurous, occasionally bizarre albums. The last of the bunch, 1997's <em>Pop</em>, the techno-, dance- and electronica-influenced culmination of their self-inflicted reinvention, was harshly panned and widely misunderstood. It was as if fans and critics collectively said, "Enough already, guys." </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> <em>All That You Can't Leave Behind</em> was, in every respect, a homecoming. With producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno back at the helm, the band returned to its classic sound (although brilliantly updated) with an emphasis on grand melodies and a renewed reliance on guitar, bass and drums. <em>Rolling Stone</em> called it U2's third masterpiece, next to <em>The Joshua Tree</em> and <em>Achtung Baby</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/co6WMzDOh1o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>09. Allman Brothers Band — <em>Brothers and Sisters</em> (1973)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Allman Brothers Band co-founder and slide guitar master Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in late 1971 while the band was recording <em>Eat A Peach</em>. As if that wasn't terrible enough, bassist Berry Oakley was killed the same way—in the same Georgia town—one year later. Although the band—fortified by talented replacements—forged ahead, it was as if a dark cloud had found them and decided to stick around for a spell. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> The album that would follow the band's tragedies, <em>Brothers And Sisters</em>, was, by far, their greatest success, settling in for five longs weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart. It also was a high point for guitarist Dickey Betts, whose composition, "Ramblin' Man," would become the band's only hit single, reaching No. 2 on the charts. The album featured two more eternal FM radio staples, "Southbound" and "Jessica," both written by Betts. Simply put, it was the band's—and Betts'—commercial high point.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6VxoXn-0Ezs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>08. Foo Fighters — <em>Foo Fighters</em> (1995)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> There's no doubt that Nirvana changed everything, and that by 1994 they were one of, if not <em>the</em> biggest band in the world. For a few years, all of the United States felt like Seattle, and the sale of thrift-store sweaters was at an all-time high. That is, until the suicide of lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain in April of that year. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> It would take one hell of an effort for anything Dave Grohl released from that point on to not be considered a mere footnote in the history of Nirvana. The fact that we now know Grohl as one of the biggest personalities in rock—who also has shared the stage with the likes of Jimmy Page and plays in a band with John Paul Jones—is a testament to his tenacity and talent for crafting memorable hooks. </p> <p>It could be argued that the second Foo Fighters album (and their first as a real band), <em>The Colour and the Shape,</em> is better suited for this position because it spawned the first mega-hits for the band, but the first Foos album was Dave Grohl playing everything himself, a lone man trying to forge ahead and create something meaningful after the demise of the biggest band on the planet. If that's not the meaning of a comeback, we don't know what is. </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_rTTsZZ9KE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_rTTsZZ9KE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> <hr /> <p><strong>07. Metallica — <em>Death Magnetic</em> (2008)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Napster, Tom Cruise film soundtracks, <em>St. Anger.</em> Let's face it, the turn of this century was not kind to Metallica when it came to public opinion. </p> <p>Their latest, guitar-solo-free album had left fans more confused than betrayed, and the follow-up film, <em>Some Kind of Monster</em>, showed the band in a new, vulnerable light that left fans of <em>Ride the Lightning</em> scratching their heads. It would take one hell of an album to get the image of the band in group therapy talking about feelings out of the heads of fans. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Enter <em>Death Magnetic</em>. While the album itself was met with some criticism—mainly for its over-compressed sound—there's no doubt that it re-ignited interest in the band's thrashier roots and made people forget about "I Disappear," perhaps for good. One might even venture to say that, had the band made another <em>St. Anger</em> or <em>Load</em>, the Big Four shows might not have ever happened. Can anyone imagine Kerry King, Dave Mustaine, Charlie Benante and others joining James and crew onstage for a rendition of "Tuesday's Gone"? Didn't think so. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sqA0V8UoOVo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <hr /> <p><strong>06. Johnny Cash — <em>American Recordings</em> (1994)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> Although Johnny Cash never really went away (much like LL Cool J), during the 1980s, record sales and support from his longtime label, Columbia, were at all-time lows. After putting out a string of fine yet occasionally overproduced albums (Check out his cheesy cover of CCR's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" from 1985's <em>Rainbow</em> album), Cash found himself without a label in the early '90s. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Enter Rick Rubin. The producer, known for his work with A-list hip-hop artists and heavy metal bands, offered Cash a contract with his label, American Recordings, and got right to work, stripping the Man in Black's sound down to the basics: voice and acoustic guitar. The album, considered his finest release since the late '60s, transformed Cash from museum piece to the ultimate in cool.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T8tGCVavS5s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>05. Aerosmith — <em>Pump</em> (1989)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> The early Eighties were not kind to Aerosmith. The had band lost both their guitarists by the time of the recording of <em>Rock in a Hard Place</em> (you know, the album with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay) and were in serious danger of being a footnote of Seventies American rock. </p> <p>Aerosmith in the mid-'Eighties can be summed up as this: When the movie <em>This Is Spinal Tap</em> came out, Steven Tyler actually thought the movie was about Aerosmith. In a 1997 interview, Brad Whitford was quoted as saying, "The first time Steven saw it, he didn't see any humor in it." </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Sure, Run DMC gave them another taste of the spotlight, and <em>Permanent Vacation</em> gave us "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and "Rag Doll," but if anything is going to be called a comeback album for Aerosmith, it would have to be 1989's <em>Pump</em>. </p> <p>Commercially, <em>Pump</em> does have a slight edge over <em>Permanent Vacation</em>, with the latter going a measely five-times platinum as opposed to <em>Pump</em>'s seven-times, good enough to make it the second-best-selling Aerosmith album of all time behind <em>Toys in the Attic</em>. But beyond numbers, <em>Pump</em> just <em>felt</em> like an Aerosmith album (yes, even the horn section). That's not to knock the strong numbers on <em>Permanent Vacation</em>, but Steven Tyler singing about needing to get away to St. Tropez when the whole world was still wondering "Where were you?" may have been a bit premature. </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/h3Yrhv33Zb8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/h3Yrhv33Zb8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> <hr /> <p><strong>04. John Lennon and Yoko Ono — <em>Double Fantasy</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> The mid-'70s weren't the best of times for John Lennon. He had endured a separation from Yoko Ono and a complicated lawsuit filed by Morris Levy (regarding breach of contract and the messy <em>Roots</em> / <em>Rock 'n' Roll</em> scandal), not to mention the disappointing — by former-Beatle standards — sales of his 1975 greatest-hits album, <em>Shaved Fish</em>. </p> <p>So, after taking part in a recording session for Ringo Starr's 1976 <em>Ringo's Rotogravure</em> album, Lennon made the shift from rock star to house husband, living a private, tame existence at the Dakota in New York City with Ono and their 1-year-old son, Sean. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> In 1980, after taking several years off, Lennon felt it was time to get back to work. Inspired and/or awakened by new music by Madness, The Pretenders and the B-52s, he decided it was "time to get out the old axe and wake the wife up," as he told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. The album he and Ono made, <em>Double Fantasy,</em> was the perfect comeback, representing a fresh start for a well-rested couple who were ready to greet the world again. The irony is that when Lennon was killed on December 8, 1980, <em>Double Fantasy</em> went from comeback to sad farewell.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iAJ2AoEwDvY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>03. Deep Purple — <em>Perfect Strangers</em> (1984)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> After releasing a string of heavy, successful albums between 1969 and 1973, including <em>Deep Purple In Rock, Made In Japan</em> and <em>Machine Head,</em> the classic "Mk II" lineup of Deep Purple — Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards) and Ian Paice (drums) — basically just fizzled out. By the mid-'70s, when only Lord and Paice remained (David Coverdale, Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes had come onboard), the band was just a shell of its former self. Their lackluster late-1975 album, <em>Come Taste the Band,</em> was sonic proof of that. Deep Purple disbanded in 1976.</p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> In 1984, Deep Purple regrouped — with the Mk II lineup, thankfully — and released <em>Perfect Strangers</em>, a major worldwide hit that went platinum in the U.S. The band reached back and dusted off its classic sound, spotlighting Gillan's ageless vocals and Blackmore's lightning-fast snake-charmer scales. The album spawned several radio hits and a tour that just kept on going — because people just couldn't taste enough of the band.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gZ_kez7WVUU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>02. Ozzy Osbourne — <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> After two less-than-stellar releases from Black Sabbath — 1975's <em>Technical Ecstasy</em> and 1976's <em>Sabotage</em> — Ozzy Osbourne took a brief break from the band to work on a project he called "Blizzard of Ozz." At the request of the band, Ozzy dropped the project to return to the band for the recording of 1978's <em>Never Say Die!</em>, which brought tensions in the band to a new high. </p> <p>A myriad of drug problems and mounting tensions between Osbourne and Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi led to the group unanimously deciding to fire Ozzy. Within two years, the band had recorded <em>Heaven and Hell</em> with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio, which proved that the band could remain relevant without Osbourne. The question then became, could Ozzy pull himself out of the gutter and remain relevant as well? </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> It turns out all Ozzy needed was new management. Of course, not just any manager would do. It took then-girlfriend Sharon Arden (daughter of Sabbath manager Don Arden) to pull Ozzy out of his haze and set him to work on his "Blizzard of Ozz" project. With the help of bassist/lyricist Bos Daisley and a young guitar prodigy named Randy Rhoads, Ozzy finally finished the album, <em>Blizzard of Ozz</em>, which would re-ignite his career and eventually lead to his being one of the biggest personalities in rock and metal.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZcoweoZ6jpM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>01. AC/DC — <em>Back in Black</em> (1980)</strong> </p> <p><strong>The Set-Up:</strong> In late 1979, AC/DC unleashed <em>Highway to Hell</em> on the world. While not a departure in sound from their previous albums, the production efforts and arrangement contributions of producer Mutt Lange, alongside the wry lyricism of lead singer Bon Scott and always-fiery guitar efforts of Angus Young, made <em>Highway to Hell</em> the band's most commercial success to date. Less than six months later, Scott was found dead in the back of a car, having choked to death on his own vomit. </p> <p><strong>The Comeback:</strong> Whether or not to continue the band without their charismatic frontman wasn't an easy choice for the remaining members of AC/DC, but after much soul-searching, the band recruited former Geordie singer Brian Johnson to try and fill the void left by Scott's death. </p> <p>Johnson had his own troubles after joining the band, struggling to pen lyrics he felt were up to the lofty standards set by his predecessor. As fate would have it, a storm rolling in one night over the Bahamas, where the band had retreated to in order to write, inspired the opening lyrics to "Hells Bells," the opening track from the ultimate comeback album — not to mention the second-highest-selling album of all time — <em>Back In Black</em>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pAgnJDJN4VA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Next: Honorable Mentions</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Honorable Mentions</strong> </p> <p>Iron Maiden – <em>Brave New World</em> </p> <p>Eric Clapton – <em>461 Ocean Boulevard</em> </p> <p>Avenged Sevenfold - <em>Nightmare</em> </p> <p>Alice in Chains – <em>Black Gives Way To Blue</em> </p> <p>Van Halen – <em>5150</em> </p> <p>Red Hot Chili Peppers – <em>Californication</em> </p> <p>Celtic Frost - <em>Monotheist</em> </p> <p>Heaven &amp; Hell - <em>The Devil You Know</em> </p> <p>Judas Priest - <em>Painkiller</em> </p> <object width="620" height="365"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YlUKcNNmywk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YlUKcNNmywk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p> </p> <p><strong>Next: The Top 10 Worst Comeback Albums of All Time</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top 10 Worst Comeback Albums</strong></p> <p>01. Guns N' Roses - <em>Chinese Democracy</em> </p> <p>02. Iron Maiden - <em>The X Factor</em> </p> <p>03. Kiss - <em>Psycho Circus</em> </p> <p>04. Queen + Paul Rodgers - <em>The Cosmos Rocks</em> </p> <p>05. Aerosmith - <em>Done With Mirrors</em> </p> <p>06. Tony Iommi - <em>Seventh Star</em> </p> <p>07. Motley Crue - <em>Motley Crue</em> </p> <p>08. Poison - <em>Hollyweird</em> </p> <p>09. Ozzy Osbourne - <em>Down to Earth</em> </p> <p>10. Judas Priest - <em>Angel of Retribution</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-best-and-worst-comeback-albums-all-time#comments ACDC Aerosmith Allman Brothers Band Black Sabbath Dave Grohl Deep Purple Foo Fighters John Lennon Johnny Cash Metallica Ozzy Osbourne U2 Guitar World Lists News Features Wed, 13 May 2015 17:42:14 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart 11377 at http://www.guitarworld.com