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I don’t understand all the hate for Metallica’s “Load/Reload” albums… both of them are killer albums, in my opinion…

Even though Metallica’s “Load” and “Re-load” albums both came out like over 20 years ago, Metallica fans are still shitting on these albums even to this day. These are the “thrash metal” only type of Metallica fans that I’m talking about. The type of fans who want to hear only thrash metal from them and that’s it.

Well, I just re-listened to “Load” and “Re-load” albums this week while at the gym and I’m still blown away by those albums. People are calling those albums “alternative” music but I completely disagree. If you actually take the time to listen to the two albums from start to finish, you would still hear that these albums still have “metal” on them and a lot of songs on these albums are still pretty “thrashy” too. So technically they haven’t really moved away from thrash metal at all. Yeah, “Load/Reload” are both pretty different than the 80’s and 90’s metal but that’s what happens with bands when they get older, ya know? The older they get, the more mature their songwriting gets.

This is what a lot of bands do. Some of them just get tired of playing the same style of music for years and years and I love it when bands take big risks like this. I don’t care what the so-called fans think. I think “Load” and “Re-load” both have some pretty incredible songwriting on them. A lot of songs on the albums can still be pretty fucking tight and heavy too. James singing and rhythm guitar work are both pretty impressive.

I’ve heard every Metallica album they’ve ever done and I’ve loved everything they’ve done including “St. Anger” and “Lulu”.

When it comes to “Load” and “Re-load”, I think it’s crazy that people don’t like songs such as “King Nothing”, “Fuel”, “The Memory Remains”, “Until It Sleeps”, “Hero of the Day”, etc. Yes, they are hit songs but still they are beautifully written songs and I love them all.

Metallica is still amazing and always will be. They’re still one of my favorite bands. I have most all of their albums except I’m missing “And Justice For All” and “St. Anger”. Used to have them both on CD but lost them somewhere. I’ll buy them on Itunes soon so I can complete their entire album discography.

It’s weird, ya know? Metallica fans want the band to put out a new album and when they do, everybody starts shitting on it. It happens with pretty much every album they put out. They’ve done that with “Death Magnetic” and “Hardwired”. It’s happening again. Metallica are about to hit the studio again to make their follow up to “Hardwired” and I’m sure fans will be shitting on their next album too.

Oh well…. fuck the so-called fans. Metallica is still great and I’m looking forward to their next album. People need to learn that bands changes and evolves over the years. That’s the way it goes.

Kev

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James Hetfield of Metallica will make his film acting debut in Ted Bundy biopic film titled, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”… interesting…

Well this is interesting. Looks like James Hetfield is gonna try something new in his life by trying to do some acting in Hollywood. I never heard about this until Metallica’s tweet came up announcing that James already filmed some scenes for the upcoming Ted Bundy biopic film titled, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” which will star Zac Efron as Ted. It looks like James will be getting more of a cameo in the film ’cause he just landed a huge role. James will be playing Ted Bundy’s arresting officer, Robert Hayward. That means Hetfield will be co-starring the movie along with Efron.

Metallica’s James Hetfield Boards Voltage’s ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile’

What does this mean for Metallica??? Is Metallica gonna quit after their tour? No. James is still committed to Metallica and always will be. James probably agreed to do this movie ’cause the director Joe Berlinger also directed the Metallica documentary, “Some Kind of Monster”. Maybe James just wants to do something different in his life, ya know?

I’m looking forward to this and Tarantino’s film on Charles Manson. I know it seems a little weird but I find serial killer stories interesting. I think a lot of people do as well which is why serial killer stories are becoming popular in the entertainment world.

Kev

21 years ago today Metallica’s album “Load” was released…

Metallica’s “Load” sparked a lot of outrage from Metallica fans. Why? Simply because Metallica has finally had it with thrash metal and hair metal so they decided to ditch it all. They changed their sound and got a hair cut too. Fans weren’t too happy about that at all. They were accused of going “alternative” ’cause of it. They just wanted to change their sound ’cause they have grown tired of thrash metal. They finally wanted to grow out of writing 10 minute headbanging songs to focus on songwriting.

The album got a lot of mixed reviews over the years but I still find it a great album. I loved every song. It showed that Metallica weren’t afraid to be different musically.

I don’t know why fans still bash Metallica for “Load & Reload” ’cause I think both are great albums. Even though they got rid of thrash metal with the two albums, they are still heavy. I’ve always supported Metallica no matter what they did. I even thought “St. Anger” was a great album too. I love all of their music!

I just love how Metallica aren’t afraid to make music they want to make and don’t give a shit what people thought of them. That I think is the reason why I respect the band so much.

Kev

 

When Metallica performs their set at Rock on the Range tomorrow night, what song by Soundgarden would they cover?

Metallica is set to perform the headlining slot for tomorrow’s Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio and you know Metallica will probably tribute Chris Cornell in some way. They will probably perform a Soundgarden cover, I would think but what song would they do?

I hope Metallica doesn’t do “Outshined” ’cause I’m thinking that song has been overplayed by a lot of metal bands out there. I think James Hetfield would sound great singing, “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Room a Thousand Years Wide”, “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”, “Big Dumb Sex”, “The Day I Tried To Live”, “My Wave”, “Limo Wreck” and “Rhinosaur” (a song off “Down on The Upside” album).

I’m sure James and the boys will do something for Chris ’cause I’m sure Soundgarden was a major influence on Metallica. I’m sure Soundgarden and Metallica both played shows together in the past before but I’m not sure how many times, though. I do know that Metallica and Soundgarden were on Lollapalooza ’96 together. That’s about all I know.

We’ll have to wait to see what Metallica are gonna do. I’m sure Metallica will put on a killer set like they always do. I’ve always liked listening to Metallica live.

Kev

 

Lou Reed was really hurt by negative reception of his album with Metallica, “LuLu”…

Iggy Pop and Lars Ulrich did a sit-down interview and had an interesting conversation at Metallica.com. I didn’t read the whole thing but skipped over to the parts where they were talking about the Lou Reed & Metallica collaboration album, “Lulu”.

Lars explains that before Lou passed, Lou was really hurt and upset of the negative reception he got of the album. Lars explains that Metallica didn’t give a shit about negative reception but Lou did. I guess Lou really wanted people to like the album.

Iggy says Lou was trying to be a real artist which I totally agree with.

https://metallica.com/blog/so-what-article/445074/the-so-what-interview-lars-ulrich-iggy-pop

Despite the album’s negative reaction, I still stand by it that I thought the album was a real masterpiece. It’s a beautiful album if you take the time to listen to it again. I loved the whole thing from start to finish. While I loved the whole album, the best song on it was “Junior Dad” and you can hear the track above.

I really hope the haters of this album really feel proud of themselves, though. Of course, in a age where popular music continues to dominate, it’s hard for people to like real music these days and this is real music.

A lot of kids these days wanna listen to crap like Korn and all this nu-metal crap, they also want to listen to garbage like rap & pop music. This album “Lulu” wasn’t all that commercial and wanted to stay away from mainstream music. In my opinion, this album didn’t deserve to get negatively criticized ’cause it really was a beautiful record and I still stand by it today.

If this album was made in the 60’s or the 70’s, I’m sure it would have been loved by everyone back then but since the industry is dominated by pop music today, once again, it’s a real challenge to get people to enjoy real music.

I think the only reason this record got slammed is ’cause people didn’t understand Lou Reed. They don’t listen to his music much. Sure, Lou Reed wasn’t much of a singer but he was still amazing at what he did. The man was a poet and a storyteller, that’s how he always performed his songs. I’m a huge Lou Reed fan. Lou Reed would have wanted this album to be his final album. It’s a great record and I’m planning on listening to it again this week.
Kev

Is James Hetfield having throat issues after years of singing for Metallica??? Me thinks he’s getting burnt out… time to slow it down boys…

Metallica had to pull out of in a middle of a concert early ’cause James was having trouble singing even they still played a bunch of songs. They stopped the concert before the end of it.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/metallica_was_forced_to_cut_tonights_concert_short_due_to_james_hetfields_illness.html

Metallica finally put out a statement explaining that James had throat issues. What is wrong with him? Is it simply because of years and years of singing with Metallica nonstop? The band tours heavily nonstop all year long and all year round. The band is a workhorse. James sings so much over the years whether during live shows and in the studio.

Singing maybe fun but after years and years of doing it and as you get older, it’ll start to damage your throat. James is quite a powerful singer. He’s got pipes for sure and after years of singing, it’s finally getting to him. Keep in mind, he’s not young anymore. He’s in his 50’s.

I think it’s finally time for the band to wake up and realize they aren’t kids anymore. They started Metallica when they were young kids. This band worked so hard over the years and do you think it’s finally time for them to slow down a bit? I understand the need for the band for wanting to tour but at that age, I don’t think they can take it. Maybe play some shows yearly but not a full tour all year long like they do every year.

Hopefully the issues of James’s throat won’t force him to quit singing for good ’cause that would suck. Whether you like Metallica or not, James is a great singer. Always knew that.

Kev

Should Metallica have inducted Dave Mustaine along with them in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”??? Yes, Mustaine should have gotten in…

While I love Metallica and all, there is one thing that I disagree with what they did. That is not inducting Dave Mustaine along with Metallica back in 2009. I think that was a stupid move on Metallica’s part. The reason Metallica didn’t want Dave Mustaine in the Hall of Fame with them ’cause they felt that Mustaine never played on any Metallica albums and for that reason alone, they felt he shouldn’t be in there. However, though… Mustaine did write some Metallica songs off of “Kill ‘Em All” and “Ride the Lightning”. Dave had some writing credits on those two albums.

Dave wrote “The Four Horseman”, “Jump In the Fire”, “Phantom Lord”, and “Metal Militia” which those songs are off the “Kill ‘Em All” record. As for the “Ride the Lightning” album, Dave helped write the songs… “Ride the Lightning” which is the title track and he also helped write the instrumental “The Call of Ktulu”.

Sure, Dave didn’t play on any Metallica studio albums but he helped get where Metallica is today with a song like “Ride the Lightning” which is one of Metallica’s biggest hits.

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-metallica-didnt-want-me-there/

With that being said, I too think Megadeth deserves a Hall of Fame induction as well ’cause they are a great band. I’ve been a Megadeth fan for a long time and still am. I think “Dystopia” is one of their best albums as I’m always listening to it. Megadeth definitely deserves to get into the Rock Hall.

Kev