Metallica Share Instrumental Demo Version of "The Shortest Straw"

Metallica have shared a “writing in progress” version of "The Shortest Straw," recorded in Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California, in December 1987. The track is featured on the 30th-anniversary deluxe reissue of …And Justice for All," due out November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.