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See: Metallica Perform “Battery” On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

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Metallica celebrated this week's 35th anniversary of their 1986 album “Master Of Puppets” with a live performance of its opening track “Battery“, aired on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘.

Comments drummer Lars Ulrich:

"Soooo much fun to be back on the @colbertlateshow again celebrating 35 years of Master of Puppets, firing up Battery, and dusting off the old wrinkled backdrop...
Actually, considering what craziness its been exposed to over its lifetime, it’s in remarkably good shape..(the backdrop that is!!)
Thanx again @stephenathome for having us."

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1. BrianMN writes:

Can't stand Colbert......get that out of the way.

Rhythm wise they haven't sounded this good in ages. James tone has been muddy for so long it's good he's got some bite back in his tone.

Lars is kind of buried but I suspect that is to cover up his sloppy double bass at the end.

Kirk and his stupid wah ruin the song. His playing has gotten so sloppy that his overuse of the pedal is pitiable at this point.

James vox?
Uugh......quit doing that stupid laugh at the end like you've been doing for the last 20 years please.

Trujillo is about the only 100% positive here.

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