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The second taster of their new album '72 Seasons'

Metallica's 'Screaming Suicide' video

Author: Scott ColothanPublished 20th Jan 2023
Last updated 20th Jan 2023

Metallica have premiered their powerful new song ‘Screaming Suicide’, which addresses the “taboo word of suicide.”

Following November’s lead single ‘Lux Æterna', ‘Screaming Suicide’ is the second taster of Metallica’s new studio album ’72 Seasons’ that lands on Friday 14th April 2023 via the band’s Blackened Recordings imprint.

Commenting on the themes of the track, Metallica frontman James Hetfield says: "Screaming Suicide addresses the taboo word of suicide.


"The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It's ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it's a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”

‘Screaming Suicide’ comes with a stark black-and-white video directed by Tim Saccenti, who also helmed the ‘Lux Æterna' video.

Watch Metallica’s ‘Screaming Suicide’ video:

Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, ’72 Seasons’ is available in a variety of formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited-edition variants, CD and digital.

Commenting on the concept for ’72 Seasons’, Papa Het says: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are.

“I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is re-enactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”


Supporting the album’s release, Metallica are embarking on their M72 world tour across Europe and North America this year and into 2024.

Including two headline sets at Download Festival, Metallica play two nights at every location with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support line-ups.

The tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to centre stage.

Also featuring performances from Ghost, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Within Temptation, Placebo, Disturbed, Evanescence and many more, tickets to Download Festival are on sale from Absolute Radio Tickets now.

Metallica 'Screaming Suicide' artwork

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The rejected working titles of 20 famous rock albums, including Metallica:

Metallica – ‘Metal Up Your Ass’ (final title: ‘Kill ‘Em All’)

Metallica's seminal debut album 'Kill 'Em All' from 1983 was originally set to be called 'Metal Up Your Ass' and featured artwork of a hand clutching a dagger emerging from a toilet bowl. The band changed it to 'Kill 'Em All' upon the advice of late Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula who was rightfully worried that distributors may refuse to stock the album. Metallica did later release a 'Metal Up Your Ass' T-shirt containing the proposed artwork, and a 1982 bootleg recording of Metallica's show at the Old Waldorf also featured the sleeve.

Metallica – ‘Metal Up Your Ass’ (final title: ‘Kill ‘Em All’)

Metallica's rejected 'Metal Up Your Ass' artwork and album title. Fan sites claims that late-great bassist Cliff Burton renamed the album when out of anger, he said, "I hate the managers. Let's just Kill 'Em All".

Iron Maiden – ‘Food for Thought’ (final title: ‘Piece of Mind’)

Iron Maiden initially called their fourth studio album 'Food for Thought' after the heavy metal legends opted to include a lobotomised Eddie on the sleeve. However, when Maiden decamped to Jersey to write songs for the 1983 record, they changed the title to 'Piece of Mind' during a boozy session in the pub.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head’ (final title: ‘I’m With You’)

Easily the most jaw-dropping working title on our list, Red Hot Chili Peppers took inspiration for the 'Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head' album moniker from an acid trip one of Anthony Kiedis' friends had. Kiedis told Spin: "(My friend) was reminiscing about one of his legendary acid trips and told us that he had been playing a sold-out show to the planets and moons, and his Number One hit was, well, that title." Red Hot Chili Peppers sadly ditched the title and called their 2011 album 'I'm With You.' Boo!

Pixies – ‘Whore’ (final title: ‘Doolittle’)

In keeping with many of the biblical themes embraced on Pixies' second studio album, Black Francis initially called it 'Whore' in reference to the Whore of Babylon. The song 'Hey' also features the lyrics "Must be a devil between us / Or whores in my head / Whores at the door / Whore in my bed." In the end, Pixies called their 1989 album 'Doolittle.'

Pink Floyd – ‘Eclipse’ (final title: ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’)

Pink Floyd had always wanted to call their 1973 magnum opus 'The Dark Side of the Moon', however they were forced into a rethink when they discovered that blues rock band Medicine Head had called their third album 'Dark Side of the Moon' a year earlier. The title was temporarily change to 'Eclipse'; however Pink Floyd ditched the title once they discovered that Medicine Head's album was a commercial flop. Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Green Day – ‘Liquid Dookie’ (final title: ‘Dookie’)

Inspired by their poor diets on tour that led them to get bouts of diarrhoea, pop punk stalwarts Green Day initially wanted to call their third studio album 'Liquid Dookie.' "We had a faecal fascination in those years," admitted drummer Tré Cool. The title was deemed "too gross" by their label Reprise and trio settled on a shortened 'Dookie' for their 1993 tour-de-force.

KISS – ‘Who Dares Wins’ (final title: ‘Crazy Nights’)

Late drummer Eric Carr came up with the idea to call KISS's 14th album 'Who Dares Wins' after seeing the slogan on a piece of clothing. "During a photo session, our wardrobe girl had this commando patch lying around with 'Who Dares Wins' on it, and I said, 'Hey, what a great idea for an album title!'," Carr said. "Then she brought it over to Paul (Stanley) who said the same thing. We ended up not using it because it didn't look good in print, and it sounded as if no one would understand it." Despite KISS ditching the title for 'Crazy Nights', 'Who Dares Wins' featured in some Japanese advertisements for the record.

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ (final title: ‘Rumours’)

While recording their 11th studio album at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California back in 1976, Fleetwood Mac gave it the title 'Yesterday's Gone' from the lyrics to their future single 'Don't Stop.' John McVie came up with the final 'Rumours' title as he felt the respective Fleetwood Mac band members were writing "journals and diaries" about each other through the music.

U2 – ‘The Two Americas’ (final title: ‘The Joshua Tree’)

With many of the lyrics contrasting antipathy towards the politics of the United States with the band's deep fascination with the vast country, U2 frontman and lyricist Bono initially wanted to call the band's fifth album 'The Two Americas'. He said, "I started to see two Americas, the mythic America and the real America." Another working title was 'The Desert Songs', however it was changed to 'The Joshua Tree' when U2 decamped to the Mojave Desert with photographer Anton Corbijn to shoot some images for the sleeve. Corbijn suggested the title and Bono was suitably impressed when he read up about Joshua trees' (Yucca brevifolia) links to Mormon legend.

The Clash – ‘Last Testament’ (final title: ‘London Calling’)

According to Billboard, The Clash were going to call their third album 'Last Testament' in keeping with the notion that the double LP would close a chapter in music history that had begun with Elvis Presley's RCA debut in 1956. Although the working title was ditched in favour of 'London Calling', The Clash directly parodied the design for the 'Elvis Presley' sleeve on their album cover. Instead of Elvis it featured the iconic Pennie Smith photograph of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass on stage in New York in September 1979.

David Bowie – ‘New Music: Night and Day’ (final title: ‘Low’)

David Bowie called his experimental 11th studio album 'New Music: Night And Day' and it still had the title when Bowie's schoolfriend George Underwood commenced work on the album artwork. Bowie changed the title to 'Low' at the eleventh hour and the album was already mentioned in various forthcoming release lists for January 1977 as 'New Music: Night And Day.' The labels on some international cassette editions of 'Low' also featured the 'New Music: Night and Day' title on the cassette sticker but the final title on the sleeve.

Led Zeppelin – ‘Thanksgiving’ (final title: ‘Presence’)

Led Zeppelin completed work on their seventh album on 26th November 1975, the day before Thanksgiving, leading Robert Plant to suggest naming it after the American holiday. The idea was quickly abandoned. Designer Aubrey Powell suggest the title 'Obelisk' in reference to the mysterious black object on the record sleeve, however the band opted for 'Presence' instead. Jimmy Page explains: "The record-jacket designer said 'When I think of the group, I always think of power and force. There's a definite presence there.' That was it. He wanted to call it 'Obelisk'. To me, it was more important what was behind the obelisk."

The Who – ‘Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy’ (final title ‘Tommy’)

In keeping with the story of Tommy Walker, The Who wanted to call their upcoming rock opera album 'Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy'. Pete Townshend said in 1968: "The package I hope is going to be called 'Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy' is a story about a kid that's born deaf, dumb and blind and what happens to him throughout his life ... But what it's really all about is the fact that ... he's seeing things basically as vibrations which we translate as music." When the album was released in 1969, they settled on Tommy Walker's first name 'Tommy' for its title.

Queen – ‘The Invisible Men’ (final title: ‘The Miracle’)

Queen's 13th studio album was all set to be called 'The Invisible Men' after the song 'The Invisible Man', however drummer Roger Taylor says that just three weeks prior to release they changed it to 'The Miracle.'

Bon Jovi - ‘Sons of Beaches’ (final title: ‘New Jersey’)

After achieving global success with their blockbuster third album 'Slippery When Wet', Bon Jovi commenced work on the follow-up in early 1988 under the working title of 'Sons of Beaches'. It's lifted from the lines "I can see those sons of beaches / With the surf and the sand and they're living it up" from penultimate album song '99 in the Shade.' It was eventually ditched in favour of 'New Jersey' in homage to Bon Jovi's home state.

Nirvana – ‘I Hate Myself And I Want To Die’ (final title: ‘In Utero’)

Now reluctant global rock icons thanks to the surprise success of 'Nevermind', Kurt Cobain wanted to call Nirvana's third album 'I Hate Myself And I Want To Die.' The title was based on Cobain's standard reply whenever someone asked him how he was doing and was intended as a joke. Bassist Krist Novoselic talked Cobain out of the idea and Nirvana adopted a new title 'Verse Chorus Verse' before settling on 'In Utero', which was lifted from a line in one of Courtney Love's poems.

Sex Pistols – ‘God Save the Sex Pistols’ (final title: ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols’)

Sex Pistols were originally going to give their only studio album the relatively tame title of 'God Save the Sex Pistols'; a play on the title of their anti-monarchy anthem 'God Save the Sex Pistols.' At Steve Jones' suggestion, album name was changed to the more anarchic 'Never Mind the Bollocks…' after Jones heard two fans using the phrase. John Lydon said it was a working classic expression meaning to "stop talking rubbish."

The Rolling Stones - ‘Automatic Changer’ (final title: ‘Let It Bleed’)

The artwork to The Rolling Stones' eighth studio album, which depicts a surreal sculpture of a phonograph designed by Robert Brownjohn and a cake made my Delia Smith, was inspired by the working title 'Automatic Changer'. The 'Let It Bleed' title reportedly came from when Keith Richards' fingers were bleeding while recording the album. Refusing to stop playing his guitar, Keith apparently said "let it bleed."

David Bowie – ‘Shilling the Rubes’ (final title: ‘Young Americans’)

Seemingly unable to choose a suitable name for his ninth studio album, David Bowie gave it a number of working titles including 'Dancin', 'Somebody Up There Likes Me', 'One Damned Song', 'The Gouster', 'Fascination' and the somewhat bizarre 'Shilling the Rubes.' He eventually called it 'Young Americans' in keeping with his blue-eyed soul anthem of the same name, which opened the record.

Nirvana – ‘Sheep’ (final title: ‘Nevermind’)

Kurt Cobain initially called Nirvana's second album 'Sheep' in an apparent dig at the flocks of people who might buy the record. He even poked fun at the title in his journal, writing: "Because you want to not; because everyone else is." They eventually settle on the deliberately misspelt title 'Nevermind' as it was a metaphor for Cobain's attitude on life.

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What is the message of Metallica one? ›

Written by band members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the song portrays a World War I soldier who is severely wounded—arms, legs and jaw blown off by a landmine, blind and unable to speak or move—begging God to take his life.

What is the darkest Metallica song? ›

Fade to Black (Metallica song)
"Fade to Black"
LabelMegaforce Elektra
Songwriter(s)Cliff Burton, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
Producer(s)Metallica Flemming Rasmussen
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What is the offensive Metallica song? ›

'Ain't My Bitch'

Does Metallica have any protest songs? ›

"Don't Tread on Me" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica from their self-titled fifth album. The title is connected with the American Revolutionary War.

Is One by Metallica anti war? ›

Written by frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, 'One' is an anti-war song, which may come as a surprise. However, this is precisely the type of density that has made Metallica one of the most well-respected metal bands of all time.

What is the meaning of Metallica? ›

/məˈtælɪkə/ ​a US band whose music combines punk and heavy metal.

What is Metallica's most liked song? ›

1. "Master of Puppets" Sure, there are probably two dozen other Metallica songs that could reasonably hold down this slot, but "Master of Puppets" feels right.

What songs have dark meanings? ›

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Who is the guy that got kicked out of Metallica? ›

On April 11, 1983, after Metallica had driven to New York to record their debut album, Mustaine was officially ejected from the band because of his alcoholism, drug abuse, overly aggressive behavior, and personal clashes with founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, an incident Mustaine refers to as "no warning, no second ...

What is the heaviest Metallica song? ›

Some of the more popular heavy metal songs that come to mind include Metallica's “Enter Sandman,” Iron Maiden's “The Trooper,” and Black Sabbath's “Paranoid.” While opinions may vary, these songs are often hailed as the greatest heavy metal tracks of all time and are a great starting point for those looking to explore ...

Who got kicked Metallica? ›

Dave Mustaine's firing from Metallica way back in 1983 remains one of the most infamous oustings in metal history.

What is the most political song ever? ›

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What has Metallica been accused of? ›

Furthermore, Metallica's singer James Hetfield was accused of racism, as Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose alleged that Hetfield referred to rapper Ice-T using a racial slur.

Does Metallica own the rights to their music? ›

In addition to landing back-to-1986 hits as plot devices in the latest Stranger Things season, Kate Bush and Metallica have an unusual thing in common: Both own their master recordings, and no longer have to split revenues with the record labels that signed them years ago.

Is Metallica nice to their fans? ›

Metallica have always been amazing to their fans. The legendary metal band have filmed many meet and greets over the years, and we put together a compilation of fans living their dream and meeting the metal gods themselves.

Who is Metallica's rival? ›

Metallica and Megadeth, though, being the biggest of the four, still reign on as the undisputed kings of the metal scene. Both bands, however, are well known for the massive rivalry shared between the two.

What singer is known for his anti-war songs? ›

Pete Seeger, “Bring 'em Home” (1966). Seeger, who died last year at the age of ninety-four, was one of the all-time greats in folk music. He opposed American involvement in the Vietnam War from the start, making his sentiment abundantly clear: “bring 'em home, bring 'em home.”

Why does Metallica have a snake? ›

According to Encyclopedia Metallica, the serpent is "from the Gadsden flag 'Culpepper Minute Men Flag' presented by Philip Gadsden, delegate to the Second Continental Congress, in 1776 showing a coiled rattlesnake with the words 'Don't tread on me.

Is Metallica a death metal? ›

Metallica is an American heavy metal band.

Why do people call Metallica sellouts? ›

Many disgruntled listeners took to Amazon to voice their displeasure at Metallica's massive fifth studio LP – released in 1991 – calling the band sellouts, stating that the songs on the record were "lousy", and even recommending others to purchase "a Dire Straits or Foreigner CD instead".

What is Metallica's best riff? ›

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  • 1. “ Enter Sandman,” The Black Album [1991]
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What is Metallica's masterpiece? ›

35 years ago, Metallica changed the face of heavy music with the release of Master of Puppets. The San Francisco band's third record was a milestone which put thrash metal on the map.

What songs has a hidden message? ›

20 Songs You Didn't Know Have Secret Messages
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  • "Chandelier" by Sia.
  • "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
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What is the most unsettling song? ›

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What is the hidden song? ›

The hidden track is a snippet of a song called "Can You Take Me Back", serving as an "outro" to "Cry Baby Cry". Nirvana put the hidden song "Endless, Nameless" 10 minutes after the last listed track on their 1991 album Nevermind.

What is the most controversial Metallica album? ›

St. Anger hate is nothing new, of course. After all, it's arguably Metallica's most controversial studio effort — contentious with some listeners for its musical direction that hinges on a ringing snare drum, sounding unlike most other in metal before or since.

How rich is Lars Ulrich? ›

Estimated net worth: US$350 million

His US$350 million net worth (estimated by Celebrity Net Worth) is larger than his fellow OG member Hetfield because Ulrich owns a wealth of profitable properties. In 2020, he sold his San Francisco hilltop mansion at US$10.3 million, via Loud Wire.

Which Metallica album sold the most? ›

Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)

“Metallica” is one of the best-selling albums in history, also known as “The Black Album.” It is, doubtlessly, the band's most famous work. Metallica has sold over 30 million copies of this album alone since its release.

Are Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield friends? ›

Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield aren't exactly buds, but they're not quite enemies either. In a new interview with, the Megadeth frontman revealed that he and Hetfield had actually been planning on doing a project together at some point, and that's the last time they had a conversation.

Is Dave Mustaine still mad at Metallica? ›

Dave Mustaine is still pretty unhappy with Metallica as he brands Lars Ulrich as 'scared' The feud between Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and the remaining members of Metallica shows no sign of abating, as Mustaine has accused drummer Lars Ulrich of being 'scared' around a potential re-release and performing with him again.

What does Dave Mustaine say about Metallica? ›

Dave Mustaine Says Guitars Are Metallica's "Real Talent": "Everybody Makes Fun of the Drums" Dave Mustaine has doubled-down on his recent comments about wanting to do something new with Metallica's James Hetfield.

What is Metallica's best selling song? ›

Expectedly, the big one is Metallica. Enter Sandman is the leader thanks to its near 4.5 million US sales out of a 6 million total. It's only one of the 3 songs from the album which feature more often than not inside iTunes' extended Top 1500.

Who is considered the heaviest metal band? ›

Cannibal Corpses sound is heavier than Metallica and slayer combined. Yes cannibal Corpse is the heaviest. Here are some examples. Tomb of the mutilated, vile, evisceration plague, KILL, eaten back to life and very heavy songs.

What is loudest heavy metal music? ›

Manowar (1984)

In 1984, in Hanover, Germany, they overtook The Who's record when two sound specialists measured them playing at 129.5 decibels. They were using 10 tons of amplifiers and speakers that were 40 feet in length and 21-feet high. At a soundcheck in 2008, they reportedly reached 139 decibels.

What is Metallica's fandom called? ›

Metallica is a heavy metal band from San Francisco, CA, and one of the Big 4 of thrash metal, along with Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax.
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Did Metallica almost break up? ›

"We haven't shut down the band in 14 years, but we disappeared then for about a year." Then the legendary British rockers reached out and changed everything. "And then the Rolling Stones called us up and said, 'Come and play some shows with us in California,'" Ulrich recalled.

Who were the Big 4 with Metallica? ›

The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria is a live video with performances by Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, the "big four" of American thrash metal.

What is the #1 most listened to song of all time? ›

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May 21, 2020

Which US city is mentioned in the most songs? ›

The 10 most sung about places in the US:
  • New York - 161 songs.
  • Los Angeles - 87 songs.
  • California - 68 songs.
  • Hollywood - 66 songs.
  • Miami - 46 songs.
  • New Orleans - 43 songs.
  • Brooklyn - 38 songs.
  • Texas - 29 songs.
Jan 12, 2019

What song has been heard the most in history? ›

“Yesterday” by The Beatles

Undoubtedly the most covered song in history, “Yesterday” has racked up approximately 2,200 variations since it was released in 1966.

What did Axl Rose say about Metallica? ›

Their relationship soured in 2008 when Rose decided to poke fun at Metallica during a Q&A. In response to a question about cartoons, the Guns N' Roses singer harshly joked: “My favourite cartoon characters are Metallica and Slash”.

Why are Gen Z trying to cancel Metallica? ›

Alongside this new outpouring of fandom, however, a spotlight has been shone into Metallica's past, which has led some of the TikTok community to draw attention to historical incidents where allegations of problematic behaviour were levelled at the band, including allegations of racist behaviour.

What was the lead singer of Metallica addicted to? ›

James Hetfield's Alcohol Addiction

For Metallica's lead vocalist and guitarist, James Hetfield, the rock n' roll lifestyle led to alcohol addiction. In 2004, Hetfield checked into rehab. Hetfield said he'd gotten into bad habits on the road and was bringing them back home.

How much does it cost to hire Metallica? ›

Pearl Jam- $1.75 mil to $4.6 mil. Coldplay- $3.5 mil to $6.7 mil. Metallica $ 1.3 mil.

How does Metallica make their money? ›

Their massive stadium tour last year pulled in anywhere between four and six million dollars a night, grossing a total of approximately $50 million. Earlier this year, on their European arena tour, they were averaging over $2 million a night.

How much money did Metallica make off Stranger Things? › reports that the singer has made $2.3 million from the song that was first released in 1985. In a previous episode, the song was used during a scene where the character Max faced off against the season's big bad, Vecna (played by Jamie Campbell Bower). Watch the video below.

Why did James Hetfield write One? ›

Partially based on the 1939 Dalton Trumbo novel, Johnny Got His Gun, One had started as a song James Hetfield had dreamt up, based on the notion of “just being a brain and nothing else,” before Cliff Burnstein suggested he read Trumbo's book.

What effects does Metallica use in One? ›

Some of the pedals that Metallica uses are the Boss Metal Zone, the Boss Super Shifter, the DigiTech Whammy, the MXR M234 Analog Chorus, and the MXR M116 Fullbore Metal.

What is One by Metallica in Morse code? ›

"One" and Johnny Got His Gun.

When he woke up in the hospital, he realized he lost everything — legs, arms and face — except for his brain. Eventually, he communicated with the officials in Morse Code by hitting his head, and wrote out the message, "Please kill me."

What is the story behind Metallica? ›

Metallica was formed in Los Angeles in late 1981 when Danish drummer Lars Ulrich placed an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper, The Recycler, which read, "Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden."

Does Metallica own Johnny Got His Gun? ›

It became far better known when it was incorporated in the music video for Metallica's song "One", whose popularity subsequently turned Johnny Got His Gun into a cult film. Eventually, Metallica bought the film rights in order to keep showing the music video without having to pay additional royalty fees.

Is James Hetfield the best guitarist of all time? ›

In Guitar World's poll, Hetfield was placed as the 19th greatest guitarist of all time, as well as being placed 2nd (along with Kirk Hammett) in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll of the same magazine, only behind Tony Iommi. Rolling Stone placed Hetfield as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time.

Has Metallica ever had a number One hit? ›

Metallica's No. 1 Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs are: Until it Sleeps (1996); Hero of the Day (1996); Turn the Page (1998); No Leaf Clover (2000); I Disappear (2000); The Day That Never Comes (2008); Cyanide (2009); Hardwired (2016); Atlas, Rise! (2017); and All Within My Hands (2020).

Does Metallica wear ear plugs? ›

Here's a first-person account of how that can happen from the drummer for heavy-metal band Metallica. Lars Ulrich says when he first started performing in rock bands 35 years ago, he didn't wear any hearing protection. Now the 46-year-old Metallica drummer wears earplugs when he plays.

Does Metallica use overdrive or distortion? ›

The distortion pedal that Metallica used was the MXR 5150 EVH Signature Overdrive, ProCo RAT, and Ibanez Tube Screamer. In Metallica's heyday, distortion pedals weren't as advanced as they are today. However, despite the limitations, Metallica's sound was always top-notch.

Did Metallica use a Rat pedal? ›

Metallica's debut album 'Kill 'Em All' was loaded with RAT noise from start to finish. Hetfield used it in combination with his Marshall 1959SLP amplifier. This mix produced the famous tones of early Thrash metal. The amp was reportedly stolen in 1984, partially inspiring the song “Fade To Black”.

What is the most famous Morse code message? ›

The code was converted into electrical impulses and sent over telegraph wires. In 1844, Morse demonstrated the telegraph to the US Congress using the now famous message, "What hath God wrought" – a quotation from the Bible.

What is I love you in Morse code? ›

What is I Love You In Morse Code? If you want to say I love you in Morse code, say like this – Di-di | di-dah-di-di dah-dah-dah di-di-di-dah di | dah-di-dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-di-dah. The word 'di' is equivalent to the short beep, while 'dah' is equivalent to the long beep.

What is the most famous Morse code? ›

Probably the most well known Morse Code Message is the one made up of three short pulses, then three long pulses, then three short pulses again. Or "dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot." This message means "S O S" (S = "..." and O is "---"), the distress signal.


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