Keyword: metallica

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • JESUS LOVES METALLICA THIS I KNOW: The Bible Backs Up Hetfield’s Hunting, Boo-Hoo PETA

    06/09/2014 9:28:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/9/14 | Doug Giles
    The anti-hunting dolts have gone into full doofus mode attacking James Hetfield of Metallica for hunting and narrating a bear hunting doc for The History Channel. I believe ClashDaily.com started the party by being happy that Hetfield does both and posting about it on our site. Check it out here, as the post went viral. Today, I’d like to point out that the Bible actually backs up Hetfield’s hunting. Yes, God actually ordains hunting and eating meat and there’s not one verse in the scriptures that condemns such activities as I write in my brand spanking new book, Rise, Kill...
  • Metallica plays National Anthem

    05/05/2013 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Windflier · 81 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3 May 2013 | Metallica
    A little patriotic interlude on this peaceful Sunday.
  • Metallica aids effort for leads in Morgan Harrington's killing

    06/18/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Duncan Adams
    The FBI, the Virginia State Police and the Fairfax police department turned up the heat Wednesday in the search for the abductor and killer of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Roanoke County woman whose skeletal remains were found more than two years ago on an Albemarle County farm. Authorities have launched a multimedia campaign -- which includes a public service announcement by Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield -- designed to renew public interest and develop leads for investigators in both the Harrington homicide case and an earlier abduction and sexual assault of another victim in Fairfax. DNA evidence has tied...
  • Metallica's Master Of Puppets Turns 25

    03/04/2011 10:48:23 AM PST · by qam1 · 84 replies
    MTV newsroom ^ | 3/4/2011 | Kyle Anderson
    Considering how immediate the best of it feels, it's always a little bit surprising how well metal music ages. While not everything still sounds fresh, many of the genre's cornerstone releases hold up extremely well. Slayer's Reign in Blood still sounds as fresh and vital as it did when it first came out, and Black Sabbath's Paranoid remains top-shelf. While not all of their albums hold up well, Metallica's Master of Puppets — which came out on this day in 1986, a full 25 years ago — remains a stone cold classic and an album by which other metal albums...
  • [Morgan] Harrington case linked to Fairfax assault

    07/01/2010 2:55:30 PM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies
    Wapo ^ | 07/01/10 | Maria Glod
    The same man who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after a rock concert in Charlottesville last year may have sexually assaulted a woman in Fairfax City in 2005, state police said Thursday. The link between the two cases provides the first significant break in the Harrington case, which made national headlines. State police said there is a forensic link between the two cases. Sources said the cases are linked by a DNA match. Both are unsolved. In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted as she walked home from a Giant supermarket. City of...
  • Medical Examiner Positively Identifies Remains as Morgan Harrington

    01/27/2010 10:10:18 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 880+ views
    WTVR ^ | 01/27/2010 | Catie Beck and Misti Davidson
    The state medical examiner has confirmed the remains found on an Albemarle County Farm Tuesday are those of Morgan Harrington. Virginia State Police say the confirmation was made using dental records provided by the family and say the investigation continues into the time and cause of death.... Lt. Joe Rader, the lead investigator in Harrington's disappearance, said the area where the remains were discovered had not been searched previously. He added that the missing person case was now most likely a homicide. He said investigators were combing the area carefully, saying it was "imperative to maintain the sanctity of the...
  • New details released in Harrington investigation (VT girl still missing at UVa.)

    11/20/2009 1:10:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 1,040+ views
    Morgan Harrington was seen hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Road Bridge on the night of her disappearance, according to a police brief released Nov. 13. “After the 9:30 (p.m.) timeframe, we can’t seem to establish any other sightings of her,” said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. It was also released in the brief that she was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace on that night. Harrington might have received a ride or approached someone to borrow a cell phone, Geller said. “She was wearing it that night,” Geller said. “She dropped her purse and her cell...
  • Metallica offers reward for missing fan (in Virginia- an additional $50G)

    10/26/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,654+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 10/26/2009 | n/a
    American heavy metal band Metallica has stumped up 50,000 dollars in reward money for a fan who disappeared at one of their concerts, a campaign website said Monday. Police have been searching for blond-haired, blue-eyed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, since she went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia on the evening of Saturday, October 17.... "The Band Metallica is also adding an additional 50,000 dollars to the reward bringing it to 150,000 dollars for Morgan's safe return or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan's disappearance," it said....
  • Anti-Obama Theme Song? (Metallica's Eye of the Beholder) - VANITY

    06/17/2009 10:09:12 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 30 replies · 810+ views
    June 17, 2009 | Kerretarded
    I have pondered over posting this for a few weeks now, and I have posted these lyrics in one or two threads, along with placing them on my profile page, but each day, the lyrics of this song seem to be coming true. They seem to signal out Obama's true goal for our country. I invite you to read these lyrics and to commment.
  • Run-DMC, Metallica lead list of 2009 Rock Hall inductees

    01/16/2009 4:14:41 PM PST · by lainie · 57 replies · 676+ views
    hitfix.com ^ | 1-14-09 | Nekes Mumbi Moody
    NEW YORK (AP) — Run-DMC once hailed themselves as the Kings of Rock, so it's fitting that the pioneering rappers have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Run-DMC joins the heavy metal band Metallica, guitarist and former Yardbirds member Jeff Beck; soul singer and guitarist Bobby Womack and doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials as this year's inductee class. Besides the main inductees, rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson got a nod for the early influence category, and the sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two of Elvis Presley's musicians — drummer D.J. Fontana and...
  • Federal Reserve Bails Out Metallica Album

    11/11/2008 5:15:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies · 598+ views
    NewsMutiny ^ | November 11, 2008 | NewsMutiny
    The Federal Reserve is leading a desperate struggle to prop up one of the recording industry's biggest and most well known artists as its latest release continues to languish on store shelves and internet retailer warehouses around the country. Reminiscent of the flurry of bank buyouts conducted by the government in recent months, the Fed said it will pay Warner Brothers Records $30 million dollars for 2 million unsold copies of Metallica's new release "Death Magnetic" to buttress the label, whose exposure to a storm of criticism that the album sucks had led to a crisis in confidence that neither...
  • Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!

    09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 48 replies · 262+ views
    My ears | 09/05/08 | Me
    Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them. I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to. I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy. The days of St. Anger are long gone. So give a listen to those available, especially the...
  • Heavy-metal fence flap in Terra Linda (Metallica Singer's Fence Riles Neighbors)

    08/19/2008 8:58:43 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 60 replies · 1,453+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 8/19/08 | Mark Prado
    HEAVY-METAL superstar James Hetfield of the band Metallica has erected a metal fence on his property on a Terra Linda hilltop, closing off a popular trail and angering hikers, bikers and equestrians. Someone scrawled "SHAME DISGRACE" on the 300-foot-long, 8-to 10-foot-high corrugated metal silver fence adorned with barbed wire at its far edges. "Look at the barbed wire. This a serious fence," said hiker Tom McMillan of San Rafael, as he walked along the shiny behemoth late last week. The fence, at the end of a fire road in the Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide open space preserve, went up in...
  • Metallica concert in Moscow: 160 drunks apprehended

    07/19/2007 5:49:15 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 19.07.07 | Natalya L.
    On July 18 the legendary band Metallica gave a concert at Luzhniki sports complex in Moscow. More than 3000 police workers kept the peace; the concert went fine except for 160 drunken persons were apprehended.
  • Metal Rocker Detained For Taliban-Like Beard

    07/09/2007 11:47:23 AM PDT · by Millee · 20 replies · 500+ views
    James Hetfield of Metallica may want to re-think the facial hair. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that Hetfield was detained at London's Luton Airport on Thursday because of his "Taliban-like beard." He was not allowed to leave the terminal but was released after questioning. Metallica performed at the London Live Earth concert on Saturday. Metallica is currently touring in the United Kingdom for their Sick of the Studio summer tour.
  • Metallica: Terrorist threat? (Hetfield Confused for Taliban on way to Live Earth)

    07/08/2007 8:50:52 PM PDT · by mnehring · 52 replies · 2,465+ views
    Metallica singer James Hetfield was investigated by UK airport officials who believed he was a terrorist this week, it has been claimed. The star was barred entry to Luton airport on Thursday and questioned by staff who were concerned about his appearance. Fears that Hetfield might be involved in terrorism were apparently founded on his "Taliban-like beard", according to The Times. He was allowed to leave the airport after a brief interrogation, when he persuaded officials that he was a rock star. Metallica play Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London tomorrow, before headlining the venue for their own show...
  • Baby Metallica allowed to keep her name

    04/20/2007 2:54:13 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 118 replies · 1,656+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 04/19/2007 | James Savage
    Metallica Tomaro, a seven-month-old girl from western Sweden, is to be allowed to keep her unusual name, after authorities withdrew their objections. Young Metallica's battle has attracted attention from around the world, and has prevented the family from travelling - the youngster has been unable to get a passport before the dispute was solved. "It feels good," Metallica's mother told Göteborgs-Posten on Thursday. The row started when the Swedish Tax Board ruled that Metallica was not appropriate as a name. Officials objected both on the grounds that it is the name of a heavy metal band and that it is...
  • Tax board not happy with Metallica

    04/03/2007 8:47:58 AM PDT · by Millee · 29 replies · 416+ views
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 4/3/07 | Paul O'Mahony
    It's a case of exit light, enter night for the couple who thought they had won the right to name their daughter Metallica. The Swedish tax board has refused to accept the County Court's verdict and is now taking the case to the Administrative Court of Appeal. After months of sleeping with one eye open, gripping her pillow tight, Metallica's mother thought the fight for her daughter's name was finally over. "It feels really mean," Karolina Tomaro told newspaper Göteborgs Tidningen. The couple from Kungälv in western Sweden had not originally anticipated any difficulties, since Sweden already has one other...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Metallica In Springfield! And METALOCALYPSE on Adult Swin

    08/23/2006 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 15 replies · 1,273+ views
    Metallica.com ^ | 08/22/2006
    Metallica In Springfield! Metallica's cameo appearance on The Simpsons will air in the season premiere on September 10, 2006 on your local FOX station. (please check local listings for channel and showtime in your area. And as always, schedules are subject to change). James Hetfield's and Kirk Hammett's voices will appear as cameos in the new Adult Swim series, Metalocalypse! You can re-watch this episode on the Adult Swim Fix all this week until Friday. Queen of Denmark: Kirk Sniper: James Fan #1: James Fan #2: Kirk
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Lightning zeros in on teenager's tunes

    07/09/2006 9:45:41 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 28 replies · 919+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 07/06/06 | Felisa Cardona
    Castle Rock - Jason Bunch was listening to Metallica on his iPod while mowing the lawn outside his Castle Rock home Sunday afternoon when lightning hit him. The last thing the 17-year-old remembers was that a storm was coming from the north and he had only about 15 minutes before he should go inside. Next thing he knew, he was in his bed, bleeding from his ears and vomiting. He was barefoot and had taken off his burned T-shirt and gym shorts. He doesn't know how he got back in the house. Bunch immediately called his mother, who was in...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Some Kind of Monster (VANITY)

    06/07/2005 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 4 replies · 320+ views
    8/6/05 | Phil.K
    I have never seen a documentary before where it became obscure whether I was watching actors or the “real thing”. Viewing the Metallica documentary “Some Kind of Monster” became one of the most surreal experiences I have ever had. Without heroes or villains, the disturbing world of booze, egos, and turbulence was laid bare, “warts and all”. Yes, Lars Ulrich is correctly ridiculed with his anti-President Bush spew. Nevertheless, forget about politics for a couple of hours and become absorbed in what will surely become one of the most amazing “fly on the wall” documentaries ever.
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Heavy Sermon: Pastor says Metallica's lyrics echo a biblical message

    03/07/2005 7:29:24 PM PST · by metalmanx2j · 91 replies · 1,495+ views
    How many church pastors begin their service by offering free earplugs? How many turn to a heavy-metal band to preach a sermon? Pastor Ron Vanderwell of The Gathering was ready Sunday with earplugs and a message from Metallica. Yes, the Bay Area heavy-metal band and author of what Vanderwell posed as thought-provoking lyrics: "Broken is the promise, betrayal/ The healing hand held back by the deepened nail/ Follow the God that failed." "These guys are not happy," he said of the group, whose latest album is 2003's "St. Anger." Anger and the sense of betrayal conveyed in lyric after lyric...
  • Killer who cited Metallica lyrics executed (Texas); another execution blocked

    01/26/2005 10:54:19 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 17 replies · 783+ views
    Killer who cited Metallica lyrics executed 09:58 PM CST on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 Associated Press Excerpt from http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/012605dntexexecute.4995f.html HUNTSVILLE – A condemned killer who twice avoided execution last year when courts halted his punishment on the day he was to die was executed Tuesday for a slaying in Corpus Christi more than 20 years ago. The execution came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused on a narrow 5-4 vote to block Troy Kunkle's execution. Kunkle was contrite as he looked toward the daughter and son-in-law of his victim, Stephen Horton, and sought their forgiveness. "I would like to ask...
  • Awesome Pro-Bush Video Ad Features Reagan and Metallica (Packs a Punch)

    10/29/2004 6:42:52 AM PDT · by jameshetfield · 95 replies · 2,764+ views
    Crush Kerry website via Polipundit website ^ | Oct. 27, 2004 | Crush Kerry website
    This is awesome. Hopefully this link works. Never done this. Looked in the "HTML Sandbox" so I think this is OK. Check it out from the crushkerry website. Bush Video Ad with Metallica and Reagan
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,596 replies · 239,374+ views
    self
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • Church to hear Heavy message (unconventional Canadian pastor to deliver Sermon on Metallica)

    05/05/2004 8:44:14 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 232+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | Wed, May 5, 2004
    Heavy metal will meet the Old Testament at a Calgary church this Sunday as an unconventional pastor bangs home the message of anger and forgiveness through the music of Metallica. Rather than listening to a sermon about honouring thy mother this Mother's Day Sunday, parishioners at New Hope Christian Reformed Church in northwest Calgary will be treated to 20 minutes of head-banging Metallica music and the band's DVD The Unforgiven -- complete with funky lights and fog machine. "Seeing as Metallica is coming to town this week, we thought we'd preach a message on the heavy metal band this Sunday,"...
  • METALLICA: Sunday 08/10/03 Candlestick Park

    08/07/2003 10:08:27 AM PDT · by adaven · 151+ views
    Anyone else going to the Summer Sanatarium 2003 show at Candlestick this Sunday? My friend and I have our spot reserved at Candlestick RV Park (few steps from the stadium entrance!) Metal-head FReepers are welcome to stop by and partake in the festivities!
  • Metallica Sue Canadian Band over E, F Chords

    07/16/2003 1:39:38 PM PDT · by detsaoT · 77 replies · 1,206+ views
    MTV News ^ | 2003-07-16 | Joe D'Angelo
    MONTREAL - Metallica are taking legal action against independant Canadian rock band Unfaith over what they feel is unsanctioned usage of two chords the band has been using since 1982 : E and F. "People are going to get on our case again for this, but try to see it from our point of view just once," stated Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "We're not saying we own those two chords, individually - that would be ridiculous. We're just saying that in that specific order, people have grown to associate E, F with our music." Metallica filed a trademark infringement suit against...
  • Metallica, others spurn Apple

    07/04/2003 12:42:44 PM PDT · by Charles H. (The_r0nin) · 33 replies · 290+ views
    CNNmoney ^ | July 4, 2003 | Reuters
    <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock bands The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica are refusing to make their music available as individual downloads on Apple Computer Inc's iTunes online music store, a representative for the bands, said Wednesday.</p> <p>That move comes in response to Apple's decision to allow users to buy single tracks and is intended to protect the future of the long-playing album, the format that has dominated the music industry for decades, an agent for the bands said.</p>
  • Metallica Returns from 5-Year Hiatus Atop Charts

    06/11/2003 6:03:21 PM PDT · by Mr. Jeeves · 27 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 6/11/2003 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Extending rock music's recent reign over the U.S. pop charts, Metallica (news - web sites) grabbed the No. 1 spot with the debut of "St. Anger," its first studio album in more than five years. On the verge of splintering a few years ago, the veteran heavy metal act's recent moves to get in touch with its vulnerable side appear to have paid off. "St. Anger," produced after fractious band members hired a therapist to help them work better as a team, sold a whopping 418,000 copies during the sales week ended Sunday, according to retail...
  • Vivendi Universal Games Signs Agreement With Legendary Rock Band Metallica

    06/04/2003 9:34:14 AM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 36 replies · 390+ views
    Press Release Source: Vivendi Universal Games Vivendi Universal Games Signs Exclusive Worldwide Development Agreement With Legendary Rock Band Metallica Wednesday June 4, 12:10 pm ET Deal Includes Publishing Rights for Multi-Platform Action Game Featuring Band's Music and Voice-overs LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band Metallica. The contract grants VU Games the worldwide rights to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band. Scheduled for release in 2005, the game will be produced...
  • Noteworthy Nobodies: Beatallica spoofs, remains mysterious

    06/03/2003 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 17 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Western Herald ^ | 06/03/03 | Jason Albaugh
    Noteworthy Nobodies: Beatallica spoofs, remains mysterious Anybody can make a spoof of a popular song, but only Beatallica can spoof the style of a band with the songs of another. The Beatles is one of the most influential bands of rock music, and in the genre of heavy metal, there are few as highly revered as Metallica. Like a crazy edition of Marvel's "What If?" comic, Beatallica takes the beautiful songs of The Beatles, changes the lyrics and mixes them with the never-ending thrash of Metallica (pre-black album, of course). Beatallica is, in a way, similar to Apocalyptica, the famed...
  • Hard Rock Mavens Metallica Show Off Sensitive Side

    05/30/2003 11:44:27 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 148 replies · 927+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 05/30/03 | Dean Goodman
    Hard Rock Mavens Metallica Show Off Sensitive Side By Dean Goodman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After two decades as one of the biggest hard rock bands in history, the members of Metallica took the most radical step of their career. They sat down a few years back and got to know each other. With the band teetering on the brink, the staunch defenders of bone-crunching heavy metal brought in a therapist who inspired them to share their feelings, hug each other and even resolve issues going back to their childhoods. Such heartwarming moments play out on "Oprah" every other day,...
  • Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs

    05/20/2003 12:18:22 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 89 replies · 508+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 21, 2003
    Heavy metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq. Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk. The US's Psychological Operations Company (Psy Ops) said the aim was to break a prisoner's resistance through sleep deprivation and playing music that was culturally offensive to them. However, human rights organisation, Amnesty International, said such tactics may constitute torture - and coalition forces could be...
  • Psyop: The Love’s Not Mutual -- U.S. military is using Metallica and the ‘Barney’ theme song

    05/18/2003 2:13:50 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 95 replies · 809+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 26, 2003 | Adam Piore
    <p>May 26 issue — Your parents aren’t the only ones who hate your music—some Iraqis hate it, too. U.S. military units have been breaking Saddam supporters with long sessions in which they’re forced to listen to heavy-metal and children’s songs. “Trust me, it works,” says one U.S. operative.</p>
  • Metallica Plays San Quentin Prison

    05/02/2003 10:48:03 AM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 105 replies · 660+ views
    KPIX/KCBS ^ | 5/1/03 | Hau Kuiang
    The heavy metal band Metallica (news - web sites) was playing to a captive audience Thursday night. The group was performing a free concert for prisoners at San Quentin. A prison spokesperson says Metallica wants to send a positive image to inmates. Metallica is also donating $10,000 to the prison's baseball team. For more Bay Area news and information, visit kpix.com and www.kcbs.com.
  • Metallica-For Whom the Bell Tolls

    03/28/2003 10:26:09 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 86 replies · 1,298+ views
    Encyclopedia Metallica ^ | Unknown | Christian Herwig
    The inspiration: The lyrics of the song "For Whom The Bell Tolls" are based on the same titled Ernest Hemmingway novel, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" which is about an American who is given the job of taking out a bridge held by the Fasist army in the Spanish Civil War - the precurser to the World War II. He fell in love and then found out very disturbing things about life and death. The subject matter: The song "For Whom The Bell Tolls" is about a scene of the Ernest Hemmingway novel where - one morning - five soldiers...
  • ROAD BUILDERS AND MAINTAINERS SHOULD PAY ROBBERY VICTIMS

    01/19/2003 2:01:55 PM PST · by College Repub · 6 replies · 328+ views
      Road builders and maintainers should pay robbery victims (Op-Ed)By United Fools Sun Jan 19th, 2003 at 11:17:43 AM EST   According to this news report, ISPs should pay record companies for music swapping. This logic is very valid, in our wise opinion. However, as we are more concerned with the more serious crimes that impact some lives more than music swapping on the Internet, that of the issue of robbery, we propose a concrete measure to help robbery victims and to discourage more robberies. We propose to have road builders and maintainers paying robbery victims for their losses.  ...