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Metallica Fans Reportedly Threatening To Shoot Lou Reed

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Lou Reed says that Metallica fans have threatened to shoot him after the sour reaction to their "Lulu" collaboration (reviewed here). Reed told USA Today that the metal fans "are threatening to shoot me, and that's only because I showed up." "They haven't even heard the record yet, and they're recommending various forms of torture and death," he added.

The negative response to "Lulu" does not concern Reed:

"I don't have any fans left," he says. "After Metal Machine Music (1975), they all fled. Who cares? I'm essentially in this for the fun of it."

Lars Ulrich leapt to the defence of the singer:

"This is something they've never heard. Nobody hears rhythms or delivers poetry the way Lou does. It's not for everyone, but I think it's a fantastic record."

Reed called Metallica his "metal blood brothers," and even hinted that there could be more from the collaboration if he gets his way. "No-one wants 'Lulu Part 2', but on Radio Lou, in my head where I hear these songs, I want more of it," he said.

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1. No One writes:

Hahahahahaha this made my day

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

PLEASE! NO SEQUELS TO LULU! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Zaid writes:

although i don't really like lulu, and lou reed as a musician, i don't want him dead lol :P

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. UGH writes:

Thats fine if he does it for the fun of it, but why release it to the public? Just record it and don't show anyone!

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. JoeFran6 writes:

"No-one wants 'Lulu Part 2'" he said it! -.-

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bentrom writes:

I am glad i don't pick up Radio Lou on any stations around here... :D

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dimentian writes:

poor kurt.

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zarathustra_999 writes:

I don't like Lulu, or never cared for Metallica since the 80's. But, to make death threats against somebody is ridiculous.

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Caveman1 writes:

ill buy lulu if/when its around $2.99, just for a laugh & to complete my metallica discography... but def no rush to hear "I am the table"

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. theghostofavalon writes:

I agree with zarathrusta. Making death threats is a little extreme. I seriously thought people would be better than that. Apparently not. Sure it sucks as an album. But wishing a man dead for that is going too far.

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. fuuuuuuck writes:

choot em! f*** metallica

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. my dixie wrecked writes:

Lou reed is a n*****!

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Netromancer writes:

"Reed told USA Today that the metal fans "are threatening to shoot me, and that's only because I showed up."

I don't know how that really constitutes he has recieved death threats. Is he getting letters in the mail written in newspaper clippings? Or reading internet forums? It's kinda vague.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. 9Maggot9 writes:

Why threats, just waste the mofo >;.>;

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 4:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. albert croatia writes:

that is funny ....shoot lou reed with paint gun
24 hours becuse ..lulu is the insult , mockery
slap in face for all real metal fans.

thrash till end.....

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. wilco writes:

at least some good news on this saturday hahahah

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jackrum writes:

i just spat my drink everywhere... this is excellent.. but can the fans who are making the threats please include metallica as well simply because they have been a party to the abortion that is their career in the 90's and 2000's

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RTB writes:

Reed told the usa today that " metal fans" want him dead
oh great, just metal needs another uneducated and false sterotype/ branding..
Devil worshipers, satanist, drop outs, stoners, numbskull kids, losers, deadbeats, dorks, dweebs, d!ckheads and now murders....
Way to go lou.
U jackwagon

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. austclimber writes:

Does anyone find it strange that they think Lulu is actually a decent record?? these guys mustve relapsed or something cause it wasnt good at all. Give metallica some more time and I think they couldve done something with the riffs, but with Lou Reed its attrocious.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellyeah writes:

3 words to everything metallica has done in the last few years:

SET KIRK FREE!!!!!!!!!!

Reckon that would sell on a t-shirt......

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Mudguts writes:

Hey let's face it LULU is just plain S**t, Lou Reed is moron but we don't want to kill him for it. Metal heads are not muders as point out by RTB. You are so god dam right. We don't need to add more s**t to the pile on what the world outside of Metal think of us. Not that I care because I know the truth but F**k man just don't the bloody thing and ignore the bulls**t. The end.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Billpower writes:

I'm still a fan of you Lou! even though Lulu sucked.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. otmmy writes:

Metallica still has fans

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. COMICAL writes:

Man....this is insane! This is Thrash people not Black Metal. Come on, I though you metal fans were better then this. Mixing Genre publicity like this? Tisk, tisk.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Abigail writes:

What I have heard so far of LULU I would consider it audio torture.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hellrat writes:

Jesus fvcking christ, some of you need a bit of schooling...literally :)

Isn't Lulu already dead? He looks and sounds like he just crawled outta a fvcking long box

"Free Kirk"??? for what? to suck donkey knob on some other sh!t project?

RT brother, who gives a flying FVCK what the people 'think' (they generally don't)

I would appreciate seeing the Turd Danish (lard urb!tch) included in these substanceless 'threats'...that fvcking p!ss azz punk is a disgrace to METAL, to music, and to human kind in general

and squawky frikken Hackfield lost his touch a LONG fvcking time ago as well

Maybe we could spare poor ol' Grape Ape, I suppose; but his Puppet Puppy act is also wearing a bit thin...Cliff and Jason were savvy enough to check out early ;)

My vote: KILL 'EM ALL

NP---Shattered---Cowboys from Fvcking HELL

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. cruor writes:

"Does anyone find it strange that they think Lulu is actually a decent record??"

They are supposed to like their own music, it comes from something personal within themselves. Just because you don't identify or think its sh**ty doesn't necessarily make it sh**ty, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and while I haven't taken the time to listen to Lulu I applaud Reed and Lars for standing by their work even it I view it as garbage when I listen to it.

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Netromancer writes:

So far I don't see any death threats. I see Lou Reed saying, "metal fans are threatening to shoot me, and that's only because I showed up."
Seems a rather ambiguous statement lacking in any specifics. I take it Lou read an internet forum talking about his latest collaboration and maybe took it a bit to heart.
At least we never talked about shooting him at the last Metal Fan meeting. I guess I might have to review the minutes or talk to the Chairman. I'm certain the Inner Circle has never sent out any orders. Perhaps at our next Satanic Ritual I'll bring it up to the High Priest and see if we can't get some clear orders.

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. b.bristowe writes:

'why would anyone want to shoot him, maybe ill give it a listen'

Any press is good press. I think this music blows but knowing 'tallica they'll ride the gravy train.

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. heavy1 writes:

Great stuff netro! when the order comes down please send out a memo.

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. a metallica thread writes:

is not complete until branded chimes in.... where is that bugga?

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. b.bristowe writes:

hahahah, there is no need for branded this time around... he can finally be at rest. Metallica blew it. For once, there really is no need to add insult to injury. They have literally salted there own wounds by letting 'Lu' lead press interviews like these. The man is off is clearly off his rocker. His 'I don't care' attitude doesn't resonate with this era of listeners at all.

# Dec 11, 2011 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. albert croatia writes:

lulu album is just filler until next metallica comes out.

these days metallica released 3 unereleased songs
that are also fillers , commercial crap.

metallica sould return to thrash metal becuse metallica
since black album is just..hunting your money with:
boring , generic albums,coomercial sellout albums
like .. reload , load , st.a, magnetic.

metallica once had high standards , talent , last
4 album just hunt your money...boring commercial
sellouts ...

COMMENT THIS?!

# Dec 12, 2011 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. cruor writes:

"lulu album is just filler until next metallica comes out.
these days metallica released 3 unereleased songs
that are also fillers , commercial crap.
metallica sould return to thrash metal becuse metallica
since black album is just..hunting your money with:
boring , generic albums,coomercial sellout albums
like .. reload , load , st.a, magnetic.
metallica once had high standards , talent , last
4 album just hunt your money...boring commercial
sellouts ...

COMMENT THIS?!"

Easy, as musicians grow older and mature so does the music they create. The honest ones anyway. In the 80's Metallica was the forerunner of thrash metal but as you get older it comes to a point where someone in the group might say "You know what I'm not angry anymore". As you go along you tend to chip away at the edges and mellow out a bit more, identifying less with Battery and more so with the alt rock scene. I won't defend St. Anger as that sounded more like a mid life crisis but I'll defend everything else they've done post ...And Justice For All as maturity.

# Dec 12, 2011 @ 6:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Drum_Junkie writes:

cruor: That's quite a statement to be willing to defend Load and Reload - much less Lulu.

I agree with your remarks on aging and maturity. My disappointment with Metallica isn't related to that per se. I've mostly been disappointed with Lars' performance. The drumming is simplistic and uninspiring. Any reasons for his stylistic choices go beyond aging or maturity. Playing the same 2-4 beat at varying tempos cannot be deemed innovative, mellow, or alt rock or any other descriptor that you would place on it. It is simply lazy, and there hasn't been enough effort placed into writing compelling drum parts - mature or not. Even AC/DC puts more variation on the drums. Alot of AC/DC music employs 2-4 beats, but it blends cohesively with the other instruments to form their inimitable style. Metallica's music, in my opinion, calls for more than that, and Lars hasn't rose to the challenge in a while.
Regarding the other guys, I am less critical. If James wants to try to sing, more power to him. It's not to my taste and some of his attempts at crooning make me cringe, but I will respect his efforts to expand his abilities.
I really don't have anything negative or critical to say about Kirk or Rob.

Whatever direction Metallica chooses to take, I would hope it would be an honest effort to expand their boundaries and grow and learn as musicians. Lulu was a poor effort to do that, which I think was hampered by Lou Reeds direction and input. These 'jams' illustrate that Metallica was out of their element and are not adept at jams or creative off the cuff thinking while playing together as a band.

# Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. cruor writes:

Lars has always been the weakest point in the band so no arguments there. Pre Black Album I would have called him a so so drummer in terms of skill but still had some cool (at least imo) stuff until your right he just got lazier and boring. I guess he believes in the concept of "if its louder its better" because every time I see a video of him playing it just looks like hes hitting every drum he has at his disposal as hard as he can.

Lars, I have felt, has been in it for different reasons then the rest of the band. I'm not going to say hes a money grabber because I don't know that for sure, but my instincts do point towards him as an attention whore, whereas I find the other members, especially James, as artists merely trying to express themselves whatever avenue that might take them.

I'm one of the few people who will probably admit to being a fan of Load and Reload as well, I'm 22 but I already feel my soul mellowing to a point where I don't even bother with metal bands I use to love (such as Pantera, not that there is anything wrong with them hell I still like their music but I just don't feel as angry anymore. Then I decide I'd rather listen to Radiohead or Pink Floyd) and songs like Until it Sleeps just click better now a days more so then say Whiplash. As far as Lulu goes I haven't listened to it yet so I can't defend the quality but I'll defend the idea they had of mixing and mashing two different styles into something new (which is something they did when they brought Rob into the mix in 03 or 04 whichever).

# Dec 12, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Netromancer writes:

While I understand where you're coming from Cruor, I've got about 16 years on you and am the exact opposite. I find the more recent stuff generic and uninspired considering how similar it is to almost every other radio friendly "alternative" band out there now. I much prefer the more raw sound and energy of a song like Whiplash. My tastes have gotten harsher as I've gotten older and while I understand how others might mellow a bit, they lose me in the transition. Not to b**** about it, I just moved on. But I definately wish Metallica could rediscover a bit of that energy and creativity which made me love them all those years back. I honestly doubt it, but the saving grace is that there are other bands out there for me to fill that niche. As for Lulu, it's amazing that it was made, much less released. If you listened to it, you might feel different about defending any aspect of it. The album is just bad.

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38. Cynic writes:

I'm gonna jump in!

First I have to disagree about Lars, and this is really a point at large at everyone who takes shots at him. He's without a doubt one of my favourite drummers. People rail on him all the time for not being Hellhammer or Hoglan but you know what? He's not those drummers. He's like a drummer minimalist. His early performances are perfect to me - like taking Peart, removing all superfluous technicality and distilling it until you're left with the pure progressive idea. He has plenty of brilliant syncopation, kick/snare rhythms etc. just none of the showy stuff over the top. I agree however that St. Anger onwar hasn't been good - but that goes for the whole band.

And I don't see him as the soulless money grubber either - he's a successful painter and someone who truly appreciates art. Like him or not I think he's a genuine guy.

# Dec 13, 2011 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hellrat writes:

Ooooh Cynic...you are a brave fellow, brother! brave fellow indeed ;)

I liked ol' Lardy's drumming on Justice...I would think that record best represents the qualities you are describing? Harvester of Sorrow eh!

I disagree about his being 'genuine' in any way anymore...to me, he comes off as an entirely contrived, self-enamored (megalomaniacal, if you will), trend-riding and gold-digging fvcking PUNK...the only thing that seems genuine about him is his shameless fvcking delusional disorder

I agree with Netro in his assertion that 'maturity' doesn't necessarily imply 'mellowing'...hell, I'm just as fired up as I was as a hard-charging grommet back in my formative METAL years of the early 80's!!! :)

I believe what Cruor is trying to convey should be more appropriately applied to MOOD than any notion of 'age'

Now DJ brother, I have wonder as to what you think of THIS kind of drum playin':

NP---The Crown---Crowned in Terror!!! \m/

and yes, Lolli-Lu will ALWAYS fvcking SUCK! :)

# Dec 13, 2011 @ 1:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. albert croatia writes:

to curor post and others

yes metallica is more mature but magnetic ,st a,
is not for old people but i think metallica lost
talent of older albums....now metallica are
here just becuse money.

i QUOTE WAHT JAMES SAID ONCE "we are not ready
for that ...for more commercial style , sound...

just compare quality of older and new albums in
tearms..guitar playing , lyrics , not minimalistic
like all commercial music...besides metallica
Makes music for their fans.

why bands like : megadeth , slayer , testament
anthrax and others didnt going Metallica way.

COMMENT....

# Dec 13, 2011 @ 6:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Valentine_no_more writes:

F it.

# Dec 13, 2011 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Drum_Junkie writes:

Cynic:
Lars used to be one of my favorite drummers, too. I agree he's never been super-technical. He hasn't used quads, double bass triplets, double stroke rolls, complex rudiments, or syncopated ride patterns much - if at all. I never looked to him to learn those skills. What I did like about him, was how he supported the song with an energetic performance and did it creatively. The drumming since the black album doesn't have the same elements that I looked for in his playing. The 7/4 beat in the song And Justice For All was simple, but creative. You really didn't think about it being in an odd time.
The Eye of the Beholder had a great evolving groove during the verses. Disposable Heroes had the aggression and speed with the cymbals simply but forcefully accenting the guitar riffs. For Whom the Bell Tolls was the first song I learned on drums. The beat displacement at around the 1:00 mark was clever and added impact. While it has a simple 2-4 beat through much of the rest of it, the drum fills were every bit as important to the songs because they blended with and accentuated the guitars/bass. Motorbreath was another great song from a young Lars that had a fire in his belly.
Since those four landmark albums, He has turned 180ยบ from that approach. To me, the vast majority of his playing since has been bland and lifeless and omits the things I loved about his earlier playing. In short, he stopped growing as a drummer and has become lazy. Go and YouTube any live performance from the past decade where they played their classics and you'll see what I mean. I loved and admired his early playing and he was a big influence when I began learning drums, but he's just a shadow of what he used to be.


HR, love me some of The Crown. Great band with a LOT of energy.

NP: The Crown - Under the Whip

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43. hellrat writes:

On the receiving side of a hatred blind---darkness closes in on tired lives

Hounds of hell encircle thee---under the whip, the Nightmare's come to life....UNDER THE WHIP!!!

Hell yea brother, you know it! \m/

I guess my question is how you rate Saarenpaa as a player...I know the production is crap on their records, but my feeling is that ol' Janne is one of the most unappreciated of the active great drummers out there today...no frikken triggers either

I will have to say that while Lard's slack playing is a primary part of Sh!tallica's MAJOR suckage, as a vocalist myself, I find Hackfields sloppy 'singing' simply intolerable

He was never a great vocalist by any means, but he had a fitting and somewhat endearing quality to his voice that perfectly completed the Metallica sound and style...used to write some pretty slick lyrics as well

I personally prefer his vox on Kill em All over anything that came after...his voice hadn't even matured yet, and there is just no replacing the purity of that unrefined, raw expressiveness of his unpretentious, unspoilt, and LONG gone youth

And before anyone starts flapping about how its ok to slack and suck because you're old, well, regard Bruce D!ckinson, the late GREAT Ronnie Dio, or hell, even ol' Chuck Billy

NP---Metal Militia---METALLICA \m/

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44. Drum_Junkie writes:

HR, Janne is a powerhouse! Straight up speed and power. It takes a good deal of stamina to play like that, much respect. Yeah, the production ain't that great on their older stuff. Doomsday King has a better sound, which bodes well for future releases. I'm working my way into their older catalog.

I also like James Hetfields earlier vocals. My fav is Master of Puppets. His clean singing doesn't do anything for me. I'm no music major, but it often sounds off key to my ears.

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45. Cynic writes:

I have to agree, production aside I think Hetfield's vocals are the weak point. Hell it's not even his actual throat that's the problem, it's just all those years of Load touring have burned "woah ye-yeah" into his brain and he can't get it out.

RTL Hetfield is my favourite - he's in the point where he's turning into that agressive MOP beast but his voice still has a youthful fragility. He needs less expression through dynamics and more through pure melody. There were points on Death Magnetic where he goes for it and it works, but he just needs to stick to it for a whole album - I don't see it happening. That said did you see the recent vid with him playing "Metal Militia" with Mustaine? Bad recording but you can hear him doing... some sort of KEA impersonation.

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46. Cynic writes:

Oh and agreed Hellrat - Ozzy has no excuses for whatever happens on the new Sabbath, because god damn, Dio was a true vocal majesty right up until his last days.

# Dec 13, 2011 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. cruor writes:

@ Alby

"we are not ready
for that ...for more commercial style , sound..."

I don't see a problem with this, when I read that it just says to me "I want more people to enjoy my vision" just because you WANT to make more commercial music doesn't make it a sell out. A sell out occurs when money or any other external source motivates your actions. However, on the negative side, as much as I do like Load and Reload I don't like the entirety of those albums as some of the albums begin to just run together. When your branching off into something new I think an even greater amount of quality check is called for.

"yes metallica is more mature but magnetic ,st a,
is not for old people"

I tend to view these two albums as a group of 40 year olds trying to recapture their youth. St. Anger in the means of their newer formula and just adding more "metal" to it and with DM trying to replicate the old formula with lack luster quality.

Hellrat, maybe that is a better term but either way I don't believe that anyone who goes through life ever stays the same, at some point you will change whether you become, as the case apparently for you and Netro, more passionate or more laid back. I guess another one of my points is a fire has to die at some point and the brighter the flame the quicker it dies. If you live a life the way Metallica lived in their youth I'm sure they became a little bit burnt out.

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Cynic writes:

Good to see you dropping in cruor, tis been a while ;)

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. cruor writes:

Cynic, it has been awhile. Idk I just haven't been feeling very "metal" lately. Been dabbling more into everything else in particularly various prog rock artists as well as rap such as Eminem and Eric B & Rakim in addition to the attempt to balance my life as a full time employee and full time student has left little time for a social life of any kind even on MU. Good to see some familiar names however missed ya all :).

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. albert croatia writes:

to curor

i QUOTE"i want more people to enjoy my vision"

i dont tink so..becuse in Metallica old days james
and co are making music just for metal fans and
that is not commercial.

i dont wont metallica to make commercial music curor.

commercial and sellouts music means ...adjusting,
watering down, simple musicianship just,throwing
original ideas,more commercial image ..SO JAMES
CAN TAKE MORE MONEY..NOT JUST FROM METAL
FANS..Metallica wants to take money from all
people who are not metal fans just for money
becuse there is not talent in metallica too much.

you wont commercial image..look at reload booklet
instead lryics...and music is mtv wonder...radio
frendly...and st anger is same.

death magnetic is heavy metal again becuse
james and metallica remebers their youth...NO
metallica lose half of their fans..so metallica
quickly makes death magnetic as a HALF
commercial record but generic so album
is boring...

# Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. cruor writes:

Haha I love that you know what you want from the band, but you know what, not trying to be cold I'm just being honest the only person that really matters to is you. The purpose of art is expression of whats in the mind and the soul of the individual who created the piece. It's a medium between his mind and the outside world so it can be mass produced for others to here. Whenever anyone calls any artist a sellout I like to refer to the lyrics of Hooker With a p***s by Tool.
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tool/hookerwithap***s.html ----- for your own reference. So again with all this in mind James and the rest of Metallica are artists. Have you ever been or seen a Metallica show? Have you paid attention to the energy of the fans enjoying the show? As an entertainer its a great feeling to bring this much pleasure to mass group of people. Wouldn't a logical approach to this be to find away to bring your vision to a larger group of people to entertain more people? The many outweigh the individual my friend.

Damn going back and reading your posts, you should work on your typing flow because your posts are a little hard to follow for a skimmer like myself.

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