Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hook of the Day - Metallica "Battery (live)"

by Wayne Graham

How in the hell did it get to the point where everyone hates on Metallica so much?? Sure, they haven't had a good album since The Black Album. In fact their last album--St. Anger--is pretty lousy. And they didn't win many points with the Napster thing. And, while it's a good movie, they didn't rack up the cool points with "Some Kind of Monster." And Lars IS pretty irritating.

But do they get NO credit for their first five albums being metal classics? Or for being a top-drawer live act? Or, as reported on Blabbermouth, for knowing how to put a summer tour together? Looks like the guys are bringing out Down and The Sword on their European Summer Vacation Tour this year. THAT, my friend, is a hell of a bill.

Let's enjoy a 1989 live clip of Metallica tearing through "Battery" and hope that they'll bring those bands to the U.S. in the fall, and that they give us a great new album this year.

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