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Metallica Contributing Kinks Cover To "See My Friends" Album

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Metallica has issued the following update about contributing a cover track of the Kinks song "You Really Got Me" to a compilation album:

"About a year ago, we had the honor of playing with Ray Davies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert in New York . . . it was the first time we had ever met Ray and was definitely one of the highlights of our night. Fast forward a few months to the tuning room before the show in Oslo on April 14 and there we were recording with Ray! How cool is that?

"Turns out that Ray has been planning to put out a record of collaborations on classic Kinks songs with a wide variety of today's musicians and low and behold we were actually asked to be included in this stellar group spanning many genres and styles. The result is coming to your favorite place to purchase music around the world on November 1, 2010. Titled 'See My Friends,' our version of 'You Really Got Me' appears on disc, or in bits and bites, along side of Ray with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Alex Chilton, Spoon, Frank Black, Billy Corgan and many others. We had a blast hanging out with a real legend and hope you dig it. For more info, go here."

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1. BoltThrower writes:

Metallica finally finds it's proper genre...

And before that other thread got shutoff, Metallica WAS my favorite band. Long ago. You can say they just "went a different direction" and make it sound like it was something minor, kinda like just switching girlfriends. But that's totally different than switching your girlfriend for a DUDE which is more akin to what Metallica did.

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

WUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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3. lol! writes:

RICK RUBIN WHERE R U? WE NEED U NOW!!!!

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Sassmaster writes:

Remember way back when Metallica wouldn't do popular covers or covers someone else already did? Yeah I barely do either.

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. kool_ambo writes:

No bands or artist can mess with Metallica!!!
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# Sep 27, 2010 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wilco writes:

song major sucks

# Sep 27, 2010 @ 4:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea sassmaster i remember those days! i also remember lars saying we'll never shoot a music video, because we are too street for that!! i remember them saying we will never turn our backs on the fans as well!

R.I.P. Metallica

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8. steelman writes:

thay sucks

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9. spiral_architect writes:

i think metallica could do a great cover of this song, but the version i will always think the most highly of is van halen's.

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