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Petition for Metallica To Fire Bob Rock

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An online petition has been started by Metallica fans encouraging Metallica to drop their producer Bob Rock, as many think he has badly influenced and tampered with Metallica's musical style. The petition presupposes that Metallica album quality has continually gone down since the release of 'Metallica' (The Black Album) in 1991 and hit an all-time low with the release of 2003's 'St. Anger'. The the online anti-Bob Rock petition has almost 16,000 signatures at the time of this posting.

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1. God_Of_Emptiness writes:

AAHA HAHAH HAHHAAHHAHA. Too little, too late, but besides that, where do I sign? Can we fire any other band members? Like....how about all of them?

# Mar 15, 2005 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

Do you really think they'll listen ?

# Mar 15, 2005 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. whatever writes:

This is just petty. Anybody who signs that petition knows nothing about music or how its made. If you want to listen to a band that releases the same album over and over again, go listen to WASP or something. But if you want to listen a real band with talent and the ability to expand and explore, listen to Metallica. If you don't like the new albums as much as the old ones... don't listen to them. Metallica will NOT fire Bob Rock, and they're only laughing at all the people who think they should. As am I....

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Metal_Militia writes:

^ whatever

Your saying that if metallica ''expanded and explored'' hip-hop, rap or evern pop they'd still have credibility for metallica?

Metallica was thrash metal, f***ing thrash metal band... and a damn good one at that. Then they cut their musical masterpieces to measly 4-5 minutes then go even farther and start to change their musical style so they could make money is low. Then they take out guitar solo's in St. Anger

you say "well don't listen to metallica mannnnnn" f*** you I can't not listen to metallica, they are my favourite band ever. Each time they release a new album I rush to the record store in hope that a new album will be as half as good as their first 4 albums. Year after year i'm dissapointed and left in disgust.

Eat sh** and die poser.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sycness14 writes:

whatever
So your saying from Kill em All to And justice for All it all sounds the same......you need to go back and listen to your sh** before you come on here saying dumb sh** like that........and in case you don't know, this is what they came out with before they sold out.........just shut the f*** up and wait for the next bon jovi album to come out you fu***** homo

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. a real metal fan writes:

I have yet to encounter a band that really handels imens succes like metallica has, well.
Sometimes I guess you just run out of "fuel" for creativity and I can imagine that's hard to admit for a band that's called by alot of people "one of the greatest metal bands of all time"..... Give the guy's some slack and if they come up with another f***ed up album, we kill 'm.....(:P)

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

no, each of the first 4 albums, Kill-AJFA are very differnt from eachother....emphasis on "very". The band didnt begin reaching for a broad audience with songs like "enter sandman" and "the unforgiven" until Black album, and from there they never once looked back.....

The next few records were very "Metallica trying to be Alice In Chains" which of course they arent, they should have avoided the trappings to changing with the times and just changed with how they themselves were feeling......Because worst case scenarios like St. Anger can happen.....

As i'm sure some of u have read, I still giggle at St. Anger lyrics because...this is the same band that brought us "Master Of Puppets" "Fade to Black" "Sanitarium" "Hit The Lights"....I could fill a post up with song titles, why try?.....Anyway, just to go from such compelling songs to songs that sound like a half hearted Godsmack on a really bad day with 0 production value....and no solos....'cus their soooo "DONE WITH" arent they?????.....Im still trying to figure out Kirks purpose, I wonder if he ponders about that.....Ok, i need a beer cus im just getting "st anger 'round my neck"...

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

OK if they start experimenting with HIP HOP/RAP I will sighn the petition.METTALICA IS NOT NU METAL.however I love the fact that they experiment and try new thing's.It's a sighn of growth.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

Whatever is right. You don't respect a band if you ditch something new. If it's really your fave band then you'll stick through thick and thin.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DerailTheTrain writes:

experimenting didnt hurt their sound until "Load", i enjoyed the black album, just not as much as the previous efforts....st anger should have been aborted. The band members clearly werent ready to come together and put out a record yet...Theres some sincere fury to St. Anger, it's just poorly articulated....The lyrics and production just suck dinosaur d***...No trademark Kirk solos also hurt that record....i liked that the double kick drums were back though

im curious where does everyone else stand?....

I think Metallica should get Devin Townsend
(Strapping Young Lad singer who also produced "As the Palaces Burn by LOG) to produce their next one, that would be sweet!!!!

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKDOG writes:

As an old school CRUE fan I can't speak against Rob I'm sorta partial.However when you consider the size of the ego's involved do you really think they'd consider Devin.That's kind of a long shot.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

No way will they pick Devin. Not going to happen, although I'd love to see it happen.

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

I'd have to agree, Devin would be an absolutely stellar choice, but Metallica are VERY out of touch with the times (metal-wise)....they were more in touch with the metal of today "20 years ago"....than the rest of the world was ready to be.................until these last 10 years or so....the miserable album sales of St. Anger are 1 of many good examples...


Devin is so below their radar that its outrageous.......but it is a pretty good match, or at least it might have been once......he could possibly steer them the right way...but i doubt if anyone in that camp acknowledges Townsend...I would love to think so but it seems highly unlikely......

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. whatever writes:

Hey you kids that cant get your point across without 500 swear words.. Guess what morons, metalunderground censors them. And besides, you're just immature little turds. You come back saying "F*** you", "eat s***". What is wrong with you? If you don't agree with me, then tell me. But laying down sentence after sentence of obscenities only makes you the idiot. Get a life. And I said if you want to hear a band that sounds the same, go listen to another band. Rest the post before posting back you lowlifes.

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. whatever writes:

And if anybody knew anything about music, and 99% of the people who post here don't... even though they think they do, they would realize that all of the Metallica albums have been awesome. St. Anger is a great album. So its not what you expected... what did you expect? Black Album 2? Whatever. Metallica isn't stupid. You can't release an album that sounds the same as 10 years ago and expect it to do well today. People change, as do bands. Live with it. If you don't like their new stuff, find a band you like better and stop b****ing.

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. whatever writes:

And the example of Metallica exploring rap, hip-hop, etc... Come on, give me a break. Can't you come up with a bit better of an example? How far has Metallica explored anyway? Lets see.... Load/Reload (which were both recorded in the same studio session) were leaning slightly to the blues side. But they're STILL Metallica. And then theres St. Anger, straight up and in your face. Wheres the extreme experimentation? I dont see it. And in my opinion, Metallica may have released Thrash albums, but they have NEVER been a thrash band. They were just young and full of energy.

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Metal_Militia writes:

black album 2? hahahahahahahahahaha good one. I know metallica aren't stupid Lars Ulrich has even stated on a few occasions that "they sold out" and they hardly ever play anything past the black album anyways at concerts. In my mind, I don't like the black album so I wouldn't want a 'black album' two but you implying that I would shows me you don't really know much about Metallica. They are one of the founding bands of thrash metal. Just go listen to Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning and Puppets and then try listening to load.

Find another band? I have Megadeth. I wasn't b****ing I was argueing your point it's not like I did "OMFG@@@!!11 M3T@||!C@ SuX0rz"

To bad you weren't around in the dave mustaine days kid.

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brokenwings13 (I'm part of the 1% that know music) writes:

Jeez, people.

Hey whatever, I can name a band just as successful as Metallica AND have put out the same stuff for the past ten years.......

MEGADETH!

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BLACKDOG writes:

UHH WHATEVER.Who accused them of doing thing with HIP HOP?RAP.I saide "IF".

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. madk writes:

Yeah fire that glam fag and bring back Rasmussen!!

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BLACKDOG writes:

Just take your dilemma child and lay it on the WIZARD.I just don't picture them doing it KICK MY ASS.

# Mar 20, 2005 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. killpe writes:

oh yeah jamie do u like diablo 2...i do

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. relentless austin writes:

They sure as hell don't need Bob, but after seeing "Some Kind of Monster",
I think he definitely has a place in Metallica. I think it's funny...petitioning them
like they're politicians or something. I wonder if they'll even dignify it with a response.

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Cliff Em All writes:

I think that as the tragic Death of cliff burton occured, this was the downfall of metallica.

Yeah you can say theyre exploring, but at the end of the day all they have done is contradict everything they ever said they beleive in. Metallica, even to this day, are my all time favourite band but after seeing SKOM i see that the tensions in the band are too much for anyone to cope with. If i am totally honest with myself and with everyone else i think that we will not see another 2 albums out of metallica. I hate this fact and it sickens me, but its the reality that metallica fans everywhere are having to face up to

\m/ f*** the mainstream \m/

# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. fuck the mainstream writes:

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# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. shoot me again writes:

theyre exploring.

# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Brian writes:

The Black album was good, not as fast as the previous. People knocked Load and ReLoad, but they were both better than St. Anger which was supposed to be a return to thier fast and heavy sound. It was faster, but it sucks. Bob Rock is a producer, he is supposed to give his ideas and critique what the band puts out. If Metallica doesn't like where their sound was going they had the power to change that. People are quick to point the finger at Bob, but the blame is to both. If you want thrash, listen to Shadows Fall, Strapping Young Lad, or even Megadeth, don't petition a band you don't like anymore

# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. fuck the mainstream writes:

dont censor names do ya, biatch?!

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# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. me again FUCK CUNT SHIT BASTARD TWATHOLE LICKING MOTHERFUCKER writes:

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# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. PANTERA AND MEGADETH FOREVER FUCKERS writes:

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# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. guess whoo! writes:

Fukk da poeleece!!!

# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Brian writes:

Metallica won't fire Bob Rock. They probabley have more money than any other metal band ever. People knocked Load and ReLoad, and said St. Anger would be fast and heavy like the old music. St. Anger is the worst disc they've ever put out. You can't point the finger at Bob Rock and not the band, if they didn't like where they were going musically, they could have changed it, Metallica is just as much to blame.
If you want thrash, listen to Shadows Fall, Strapping Young Lad, or Megadeth.
PANTERA

# Mar 22, 2005 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. smithsays writes:

I love every single Metallica album and song ever released. Every time they release a new album I embrace it to the fullest. It's weird but every album perfectly described my life and how I was feeling when it came out. No, Metallica isn't the same, but if you're in the mood for heavy listen to the first 3 albums, you want mainstream listen to black, you want more alternative sh** listen to load/reload, if you want the future and the past listen to st. anger. What other band can provide that? NONE. Long live metal.

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metal is the answer writes:

maybe jesus will come for the second time and bring cliff burton back to life, and metallica will realize the error in their ways. Lars will start smackin down crazy beats again, kirk will return to playing his insane solos, cliff will lay down the 88s, and james will tear up the mic with the voice that enchants the earlier albums

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. metal is the answer writes:

wouldnt that be nice

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. BLACKDOG writes:

Let it go folk's .

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Sean writes:

why give megadeth any credit? half his work with megadeth is exactly similar or close to a lot of early metallica . . . and i know of the argument that Mustaine wrote it but still what kind of creativity do you have if you just reissue what you wrote under a different band name cause you're bitter?

Besides Dave Mustaine is a douche . . . he's still the only motherf***er pushing this rivalry thing

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. metalhead644 writes:

metallica should take off their faded jeans, porceline f***ing faces and at least try to maintain dignity nowadays

# Mar 29, 2005 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. cantspeak writes:

Just SHUT THE HELL UP. All of you. I informed Metal Underground about this news, thats why it's on here; But I never would have had I known there would be so many Goddamn pitty arguments and sh**. Too many of you claim to know everything about Metal or you scold others for not knowing as much as you. Another thing that p***ed me off. This article is about BOB ROCK AND METALLICA, yet the inevitable has happened as with all you f***ing people on this website, you have to bring up DAVE MUSTAINE in your ongoing "Metallica is experimenting" argument or your "Metallica sold out" argument. Let this sh** go. Jesus Christ, I'm just a 16 year old kid. I don't claim to know everything about metal, I know I wasn't "there back in the day" - but I don't care. Stop arguing and just read the goddamn article. Then when your done, sign the petition or don't or post your opinions. But stop arguing about whether Megadeth is better than Metallica or if Metallica has sold out. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT THE HELL UP.

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. cantspeak writes:

To prove my point, this article starts getting off topic by the 5th post. THE FIFTH -F U C K I N G- POST!!!

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. relentless austin writes:

Let's face it, Bob is part of Metallica, and probably will be until they call it quits.
We may not all like Bob Rock's influence, but it is what it is.

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. tom MSF writes:

METALLICA DOESN'T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS. As long as people buy their sh**t, they'll be happy, they are right, and the fans are wrong ALWAYS. Bob rock will die WITH Metallica. As far as their music being reuined by bob rock...I have to say that isnt true, because they are NOT his PUPPETS, and he is not their MASTER. They do disagree with many of his ideas, and in the end they all enjoy how it sounds, so its not Bob's fault their music may suck now. Watch POS movie, in my opinion, the worst thing they've ever done...they do NOT take his sh**, and he is NOT in charge. I guarantee my name will not be on that petition, because its a waste of time. byebye

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Sean writes:

take your ritalin, kid . . . f***

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Fuck writes:

SHUT THE f***ING f***ING f***ING f***ING FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. metal is the answer writes:

we still have all the old great albums, whats the point of persuading them to release another one just like it?

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. voodoo_child writes:

I may not like all the albums released under Bob Rock but in the end the band should be left with there choices with what music they make, NOT the producer and NOT some whinny p***ies on a message board, as long as Metallica decides for Metallica its none of our f***ing business who they're producer is.

# Apr 1, 2005 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. metal is the answer writes:

straight up

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. BLACKDOG writes:

When you get right down to it.Who cares at the end of the day their still METTALICA and BOB ROCK will still be BOB ROCK and we'll still be who we are AKA the guy's that can't live extravagantly because we don't have anywheir near as much money as either of them so f*** IT.I can't get too caught up in this argument and by right's nobody else should it's pointless.Life is short and my day's aint long enough to be whinning over the current state of someone who does not pay my bill's.

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. metal is the answer writes:

amidst the pile of ignorant, intolerant, and stupid posts, there is a light of hope. that light is BLACKDOG

# Apr 4, 2005 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. NPR writes:

YEAH

# Apr 5, 2005 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. RememberMetal? writes:

on a personal level i hate Metallicas newer stuff but thats just me, Blackdog is pretty much the voice of reason on this particular post so more power to em.

# Apr 5, 2005 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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