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Metallica Preparing To Enter The Recording Studio

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After performing live in Antarctica and releasing a 3D movie, Metallica is finally gearing up to enter the studio and record a new album.

In an interview with Billboard.com, Kirk Hammett states Metallica will be entering the studio in a few weeks, and he also comments:

"When we start, that's going to be our main priority, and we're pretty excited about it because we've been saying we need to start working on this album, but we've been procrastinating greatly with it. We've pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we've run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now."

He also goes on to say, "You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not Metallica. Metallica's problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James (Hetfield) has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That's formidable."

This new, as-yet-untitled album, will follow the disastrous flop "Lulu" and the band's 2008 album "Death Magnetic" (reviewed here).

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1. obscured_by_clouds writes:

they need to just retire, i like metallica....but they have been embarrassing themselves for about 15 years now

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

I actually had to sit here for a moment and think.
What do I feel?
Should I bother typing anything at all?
I just got done commenting on a recent thread that I no longer cared and yet…..here I am hoping that the new album could actually be good?
DM was decent.
I guess I feel like a physically abused spouse at this point.
I think I need therapy…….or maybe not. Look what that did to Met….

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

No good can come of this.

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. there metal is dead writes:

booooooooooo its going to suck there new s#it sucks its always going to suck they need to do another master of puppits then maybe ill be happy with them again

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

can you hear it?!? the metalli-sheep are baaaaaaaing loudly now!!!!

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. concerned metal head writes:

Our eardrums need to be relieved if this. I hope they know that when people say they're listening to metallica...its not any of their new material. It's almost always either from the black album, master of puppets, or and justice for all. They need to accept the fact that they're fading out and just simply getting too old for this sh**

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cynic writes:

Oh boy, looks like I'm back for more pain. Should I just rip my heart out now or should I do it when I hear the single? I feel like I should get a restraining order against Metallica to stop them putting music in my face. New Metallica albums must stay at least 500m away from me at all times.

But I know I'll still listen to it! We all will! How depressing. IDK, Death Magnetic had some entertaining bits I just firmly believe they need to oust Rubin and hire 10 junior engineers to make an album that actually *sounds* like Metallica. Take "My Apocalypse" for example, great song on paper. Seriously, listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vUbCUX0Xk

That's what the song actually sounds like technically, and it's a good enough thrash song. They just need a decent producer. "The Day That Never Comes" also has a killer opener, I just don't know that they can write an album full of riffs that quality.

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. joel writes:

I gave up on them a long time ago....sticking to the old skool metallica. Didnt even have to hear DM to know it sucked.

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Paul DeThroe writes:

You don't hear this coming from IRON MAIDEN fans! Up the Irons! \m/ \m/

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. The Devil's Rejects writes:

I'm at least gonna give this a chance, death magnetic was f***ing good to me and i thought lulu was good too

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

I'M SUPPOSED TO TRASH THIS, RIGHT? DEATH MAGNETIC WAS A GOOD ALBUM. WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTION - AND WITHOUT THE INFLUENCE OF LOU REED - I HAVE HOPE FOR THE NEW RELEASE.

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. spiral_architect writes:

I REFUSE TO BLINDLY FOLLOW THE METALLI-BASHING SHEEP. I'LL MAKE UP MY OWN MIND AND I'LL TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED. HORNS UP.

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrianMN writes:

T _ E
N _W
METALL _ _ A
_ LBUM
W _ _ L
FUC _ _ _ G
SU _ _
A _ _!!!
"DING, DING, DING"
(BrianMN).....I'd like to solve the puzzle....

# Jan 17, 2014 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Gus from Phoenix writes:

I also thought DM was a worthy effort, if it had sucked I'd be bashing them as well but im willing to atleast give this next album a chance as well

# Jan 18, 2014 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. nekrolust writes:

I like how people who haven't even listened to DM like to talk sh**. How the f*** do you know it sucks if you never listened to it? Ya'll should start a band called Band Wagon or some sh**. And do covers of songs you never listened to.

# Jan 18, 2014 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. megahell writes:

YAWN--------!!!!!

# Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jerry's Final Thought writes:

DM was an imposter's effort to make a quick buck. They tried too hard to force a familiar sound, but the abomination mix-job ruined anything that could have been considered acceptable.

There's always hope, but it's just been way too long to expect anything good.

# Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Omatron writes:

A "quick buck"??? Death magnetic took them like 4 years to finish. It wasnt terrible, But some of it could have used alittle more polishing.

I never bothered with lulu..never heard a single note....was it really as bad as eveyone said? Worse???

# Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZMA writes:

The entire album could be complete sh!t for all I care, if they just gave us.......one......heavy as fvck song. Like Battery, or Disposable Heroes status. Bring it back........I'm asking a lot here I know.

# Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fear_Of_Napalm writes:

Metallica - Rock n roll colostomy

# Jan 20, 2014 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jigenuck writes:

"...We've pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we've run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now."

If you find some excuses for not working on a new album, how can we expect something good if you don't feel like it???

# Jan 20, 2014 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ My thoughts exactly.

# Jan 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ZMA writes:

^ Wow, I didn't even realize he said that. Probably because I don't care about this at all really. But that's a great point. This is definitely gonna be forced.
" "You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not Metallica."
Sure it's not.........

# Jan 20, 2014 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Ytse writes:

"We have like, 1200 ideas."

E E E E [note] E E E E
[wah pedal solo]
-AH!

Ok guys we should be good

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. wilco writes:

do we really waiting for this unlees they do make a old school thrash album but do think this will nbot happen

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

Geriatrictallica are in the final death throes of their bands existence....

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hellrat writes:

I guess its just happy coincidence that I happen to have a stomach bug right now, as this snews is quite shart-worthy...mmm-hmmm, got the mudderspitter all juiced up, now where's that little turd Danish?? Methinks he needs a shart toupee

Shart, but true ;)

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BrianMN writes:

@Hellrat….
Sorry to hear you got the stomach bug.
If you can get to a Walgreens or CVS buy some activated charcoal.
It’s sold next to the gas products (Gas X)
Seriously, activated carbon will absorb any toxins in your body.
They give it to people in the ER for overdoses and food poisoning.
Good stuff.
Sincerely,
Dad.

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. hellrat writes:

^cheers Doc, will check out charcoal...actually think I have some in a cupboard somewheres. I'll add it to the psyllium I've been stuffing my fat gut with :)

appreciate it brother \m/

now if everyone will please excuse me while I shaaa-ah-aH-aaa-AAAAhhhhh-rrr-rrtttttt!!! p-p-p-thrrrrttt!!!

Thanks :)

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. charest writes:

I'm sure it will be a radio friendly rock album, which I'm sure is what they are going for

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. hellrat writes:

yo dr. Bri, wifey had some charcoal powder in her peaceful pharmacopeia...now I have to ask ya, if I eat this sh!t, will I shart diamonds?

mmmm, perhaps shartallica ought to try the carbon...maybe it would make their sharts a little harder, no? ;)

NP---Diamonds and Rust---Joan Baez covered by the Priest \m/

# Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. BrianMN writes:

^^^^As long as it says activated charcoal or activated carbon that's the one you want.
Regular charcoal won't work.
Mine comes in capsules and you take two at a time.
My guess would be half a tea spoon.
Take it at least two hours away from vitamins and medications because it will absorb those also.
Diamonds?
Nope if that were the case I'd have my own mine at this point.
Taking too much can cause constipation and the last thing you want is to aggravate your gut further.
Start small....maybe take the half teaspoon and half that.
Since I started taking vitamin D3 and charcoal if I feel something coming on, I haven't had a cold in two years.
Charcoal absorbs cold viruses as well if the literature is to be believed.
Later....

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 7:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

Am I the only one here that see's the IRONY in a Metallica thread that turned into a conversation about sh!tting out diamonds? XD

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ Sooo, are you suggesting that Metallica should injest large quantities of activated charcoal?
I mean, in your professional medical opinion as a doctor, is this the best prescription for the band? :)

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BrianMN writes:

I would suggest they ingest large quantities of coke and alcohol as well as creative input from members of Testament and Exodus as well as production from Sneap or Richardson.
THEN the album might be a classic.

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

shucks! no diamonds, but no more mudspitter either...charcoal and psyllium makes a good turd :)

and yes Doc, it was the activated kind...I didn't grind up any Kingston EZ Light or anything ;)

hey, I thought of a tune...it goes to that old tears for fears (back when shartallica was METallica):

Shart, Shart, a liquefied fart,
Thus is the state of shartallica's "art"
Come on now, they're sharting at you,
Come on now, shart but true,
so COME THE FVCK ON ALREADY!!

I kinda fvcked up the end there, but I mean fvckin seriously, these klowns are so fvcking washed up...its like a frikken bad cartoon, and NO amount of coal is gonna harden up their sloppy and flaccid goddamned SHART :)

NP---Shart Out a Crazy Diamond!---Stinky Lloyd

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. brandedcfh420 writes:

MASTER...MASTER....
MASTER OF SHARTING IM BROWNING YOUR PANTS

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. BrianMN writes:

AHHHH……..so glad it all worked out for you Hellrat.
Glad you didn’t grab a chunk out of the grill and swallow it…that wouldn’t have been good at all.

Now……..song titles…….

Ride the Shart
And Sharts for All
The Shortest Shart
Enter Sandshart
Holier Than Shart

The possibilities are endless…….

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brandedcfh420 writes:

HIT THE SHARTS
MASTER OF SHARTS
THE FOUR SHARTMEN
NOTHING ELSE SHARTS
WHISKEY IN THE SHRT
THROUGH THE SHART
FOR WHOM THE SHART TOLLS
HERO OF THE SHART

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Drum_Junkie writes:

To the tune of One... I call it "Duece":

I can't push out anything
Can't tell if my crap will plop or stream
Deep down inside it feels unclean
This terrible rumbling stops me

Now that the flu is through with me
I'm cramping up and cannot pee
My butthole is about to bleed
Nothing is real but pain now

Clench my a$$ as I wish for death
My a$$hole hates me

Back on the throne, it’s much too real
Out dumps lunch from Taco Bell
Don't look backward lest I hurl
Why’d I splurge for the 4th meal

Wince at the lube that sticks to me
K-Y is not just sex jelly
Tried all the creams that soothe the heat
Wipe this sh!t off from me

Clench my a$$ as I wish for death
My a$$hole hates me

Now my stomach churns, I'm not done
Oh God help me
Clench my a$$ as I wish for death
My a$$hole hates me

Sphincter imprisoning me
All that I see
Overflown toilet
I cannot eat
I cannot drink
Trapped with my filth
Commode my holding cell

Sh!tstaine burning my A$$
Burning my cheeks
Burning my colon
Burning my balls
Burning my legs
Burning my hole
Left me with the Sharts from He||!

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. BrianMN writes:

The Thing That Should Not Shart!

# Jan 22, 2014 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

No, I'm suggesting that even if it's a steaming pile of sh!t they will still make tons of money off of it... "Cus they're shartallica"

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hellrat writes:

^yes, yes of course! because suckers just cant help but love fairy tale make believe shart, no ;)

gotta say its a draw between The Four Shartmen and the Thing That Should Not Shart...fvckin classic!

some others:

Trapped Under Shart

Shart, Inc.

Shart on the Fire

Shart-itarium (Welcome Home Ashhole!)

MotorShartBreath

Sweet Amber Sharted

Shartlash (this is what is suffered when one is unexpectedly exposed to any shartallica eh, material, from the last couple decades...excruciating, ouch!)

and finally, both the elusive Phantom Shart, and the insidious Creeping Shart invariably lead to what them jackoff fvcks in shartallica SHOULD be feeling now, a grave case of fvcking SHART REMORSE

I'm serious

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Jigenuck writes:

wow... you guys made my day, thank you!!

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. BrianMN writes:

Phantom Shart FTW!!!

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Sad day writes:

No Metallica fans here real fans follow through thick and thin and that is defiantly not here if u don't like don't listen if u don't have anything good to say don't say it

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Drum_Junkie writes:

Wow... it took long enough but my lyrics finally posted.
Creeping Shart was my fav BTW.

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. BrianMN writes:

^^^^Please do a cover!
Seriously, you need to copyright that.
:D

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. brandedcfh420 writes:

DRUM JUNKIE WITH THE GREATEST POST EVER....I MUMBLED IT WHILE READING LIKE ITS SUNG AND IT FIT SO PERFECTLY.......EXCELLENT JOB BRO!!!!
\,,/(**)\,,/

# Jan 23, 2014 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. hey hellrat writes:

Now that is some funny a.s.s s.h.I.t going on in your head with all your sharting but its hilarious Even tho I'm a fan of Metallica I still think its funny I gotta go with the four shrtmen and shartlash

# Jan 24, 2014 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. RememberMetal? writes:

There is no cure for what ails Metallica. The absence of Cliff Burton's genius has been festering sore in the band's hide for decades.

The youth, fear, outrage, anger, and hunger that fueled every album from Kill 'Em All to Black (yes I consider Black strong when weighed against what follows) a masterpiece are exhausted. We're left with this shell of band that can even conjure it's own signature sound, much less genuine energy, intellect, and emotion.

"I am the Table" meme here.

Someone be kind enough to let me know if Metallica proves me wrong because I refuse to listen to a single note of this album that they've been "putting off."

# Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. BLACK DOG writes:

It's METTALICA, either you still love them or you don't.

# Jan 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. hellrat writes:

ha ha, holy frikken shart 'Junkie, that made my fvckin guts hurt dude :)

I volunteer vocal duties for the cover project...send me some tracks bro ;)

"left me with the sharts from HEEEEELLLLLLLL!!!!"

\m/ X \m/

# Jan 26, 2014 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Drum_Junkie writes:

I wish I had the time and equipment to make a cover. But, if anyone can find a karaoke version of the song, they are free to use the lyrics from my post to make their own.

More on topic to the article, I expect the album to be similar to Death Magnetic. Since Lars can only play so well anymore, I don't have much interest in the new album. I think the band only makes another album so they can continue to tour. Clearly, the studio is not where they want to be. And when they tour, which songs to they play? Mainly from the first five albums. Sure, they'll throw in a few songs of the new album, but they still milk the crap out of their most successful work.
Hardly any other band focuses that much on their past. Sure Black Sabbath might, but the difference is that Sabbath plays their classics well on stage.

# Jan 27, 2014 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. R10 writes:

I'm one who isn't expecting anything from Metallica in '14. It's become fashionable to trash them. Of course when you put out some stupid waste of time movie, an album with Lou Reed which might be one of the most unlistenable collaborations ever, guess you get what you ask for. I'll just continue to break out MOP and RTL for monthly listens, that's my Metallica.

# Jan 27, 2014 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. i'm i the only one writes:

That really likes load/reload era?

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57. Blindgreed1 writes:

DJ deserves best post of the year for that one. Hands down awesomes! \m/\m/

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