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2003-06-13 12:48:48 PM  
Ulrich is quoted as saying there's nothing he can do about Metallica's music being used. He asked, "What am I supposed to do about it, get George Bush on the phone and tell him to get his generals to play some Venom?"

Well, lawsuits seemed to have worked well for Metallica in the past....
2003-06-13 12:57:13 PM  
I hope someone kicks Lars in the beanbag.
2003-06-13 01:03:06 PM  
I'd be pissed too, if someone used my music as a perpetual 'negative' thing.
2003-06-13 01:07:54 PM  
Lars ought to release his whining as a solo project. POWS wouldn't stand a chance.
2003-06-13 02:09:25 PM  
Lars is gonna sue, isn't he? Isn't he?
2003-06-13 02:30:01 PM  
US Government 1
Metallica 0
2003-06-13 02:47:54 PM  
farking hasbeens.
2003-06-13 02:49:06 PM  
What I've been telling my friends for years! The Def Metallican Stone Whos are only good for Iraqian POWs and the Panamanians!!

I win!
2003-06-13 02:49:11 PM  
shut up Lars. why don't you go beat someone up about it, you white trash talentless piece of crap.
2003-06-13 02:49:18 PM  
I'm upset that Metallica's St. Anger is being used as a weapon of destruction on my car radio, so we're even.
Gawd, that thing sucks.
2003-06-13 02:49:20 PM  
Metallica = Old and Busted
2003-06-13 02:49:37 PM  
Metallica sux. "turn the page" my ass. Whiny shiatty bob seger song, get a farking haircut or fight. Pussies.
2003-06-13 02:49:39 PM  
I bet the Military is using the new album on them too.
2003-06-13 02:49:39 PM  
I'll just say St. Anger sucks.
2003-06-13 02:49:41 PM  
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2003-06-13 02:49:48 PM  
Lars Ulrich is almost as annoying as Ben Affleck. Almost.
2003-06-13 02:49:49 PM  
Reason# 53 not to by Metalica's new album.
2003-06-13 02:49:55 PM  
Brilliant tactic!

After 5 minutes of forcible listening to Metallica I would give away any and all known military secrets to an enemy.
2003-06-13 02:50:04 PM  
Napster BAAAD!
2003-06-13 02:50:18 PM  
what lars doesnt know is that the music they are using was downloaded for free!
2003-06-13 02:51:27 PM  
my guess is that lars ulrich has an extremely small penis. also, his drumming hasn't progressed in 23 years or so, so he can also suck on my gonads for that. and he ruined napster, which he can tongue my dirty anus for. and he's helped make metal into pop, which he may wallow in a pit of my vomit, urine and blood for.

other than that, he seems like a nice enough guy.
2003-06-13 02:51:41 PM  
I betcha old Lars will be really pissed when he finds out the music being used to terrorize the Iraqis was dowloaded using Kazaa.

Lars needs to chill out, go barhopping with Hetfield or something. Cause Nothin' else Matters.

2003-06-13 02:51:41 PM  
he's just pised he isn't getting royalties each time htey play it.
asshat needs to go away.
2003-06-13 02:51:50 PM  
Well, does anyone have a better idea of what we can use this 'music' for?
2003-06-13 02:51:56 PM  
I much rather they used "Loving You"

Loving You
Is easy cuz you're beautiful
Do do dod do do dooo


over and over and over again
2003-06-13 02:52:05 PM  
just parade around the olsen twins..............they will talk!
2003-06-13 02:52:31 PM  
Oh GOD! Does anyone care what the fark he has to say? I think we should try him for treason and excute him. One less idiot in America.
2003-06-13 02:52:55 PM  
I can't F-ing stand Lars. He is commander asshat to me.
2003-06-13 02:52:56 PM  
They should play Dave Matthews... Thats how you could get me to tell you everything you want to know.
2003-06-13 02:53:02 PM  
I award Lars and his commentary a 9.5 on the "Waaaaaah!" scale.

Their new sound bites. Whatever happened to great stuff like "Garage Days Revisited.

2003-06-13 02:53:10 PM  
St. Anger is a stinkbomb. Here's a little review I wrote up for my friends:

The new Metallica album, "St. Anger" is out. I picked it up last night and am currently trying to give it a good listening to. I've not heard any of it played on the radio as I haven't been listening to any clearchannel lately (*cough*farkers*). I've been pretty unhappy with Metallica offerings over the past several years, even totally ignoring the past couple to include the one with an orchestra... whatever. But, I caught a sideways comment in some article somewhere about them going old school on this one and that it was supposed to be pretty good, so, thinks me, I'll be the judge of that.

First off, let me just say that Metallica has been trying for a long time to make anything anywhere near as good as "Ride the Lightning", their second album. Since that album, their best stuff has been covers. There were a couple good tunes on "Master of Puppets" (Battery, Damage Inc) but past that point it's all been, frankly, disappointing.

For this lineup, we have the original Lars and James along with almost-as-original Kirk Hammett (he replaced Megadeth's Dave Mustaine dont'cha know). The new bassist, Robert Trujillo, comes over from those nice East L.A. boys we all know and love as Suicidal Tendencies to replace Jason Newstead (who came over from Flotsam and Jetsam).

On a side note, Jason's new band, the venerable Voivod, encourages downloads of their new tunes, unlike some other bands of whom we may have heard.

Anywho, here I sit at work with this new collection of tracks rolling through my ears - ears which have been finely honed in the listening of Metal, both good and bad, at volumes both loud and louder. So, here we go.

The bass is pretty good, nice and fat with a good helping of crunch - fast and loose on several tracks too. This isn't normally the first impresison one should get from a metal album but I happened to be listening for it specifically due to the change in lineup. I can hear a fair bit of S.T. in it too, which is nice.

The next thing which I immediately notice, because it's such a stark difference, is that it sounds like Lars is beating on kettle drums. It's so stark it's distracting. Yay to Lars for his artistic creativity - boo to the band and producer for not beating any sense into him. If there was any original drumming to be heard on this album I probably wouldn't be as harsh, but that stupid "TANG!" that hangs in the air after every kettle drum hit is not only distracting but it sounds entirely out of place.

James does a bunch of singing on this album.

Kirk Hammett, I think, has the queen of all hippies for a wife. I'm pretty sure I heard that watching one of those VH-1 "Beind the Music" shows. He's been off on some creative artistic bent for the past several years and some of that seems to be less present here. Things may not be going well at home. Unfortunately, that's about the most positive thing I can say about any of the guitar work. He's playing the top of the neck and not getting very technical or exciting. I think that the guitar solo in Metal is dead - or at the most getting occasional checkups while on life support.

I think the producer, Bob Rock, is getting ready to retire soon as well. Every song sounds pretty much the same - same pace, same sound, etc. Very good if you like the sound as a sleep inducer. Muddy, flat and monotone for the vast majority of the 11 tracks. I was wondering to myself if we were going to hear about a recall due to faulty mixing by the start of the second track. However, be careful - some tracks use more than two or three chords. It might catch you off guard and make you jerk awake in the middle of traffic.

I'll bet you can pretty much guess how I'm going to summarize this one so I'll spare the pathos and just say: "At least it was only ten bucks. I might even watch the DVD that came with it." Hopefully they'll do some more covers soon.
2003-06-13 02:53:11 PM  
if its anything after the "Justice" album then we totally have Iraq in the palm of our hands. When I hear the new stuff...I want to surrender, and I am not even French.
2003-06-13 02:53:14 PM  
Well, I know I'd scream and cry and divulge info if I had to listen to hours of Metallica.

/can't drink whiskey from a jar anymore...
2003-06-13 02:53:31 PM  
Thanks, Bass555, I needed a good dose of Minnie Ripperton to make my Friday complete.
2003-06-13 02:53:31 PM  
So I'm not alone in thinking the new metallica album is...shall we say complete crapola?

/campaign to get Hetfield drinkin again
2003-06-13 02:53:55 PM  
Metallica probably wants to collect licences, considering all those Iraqis are getting their music for free. Can't have that.
2003-06-13 02:54:00 PM  
Years back, from when Metallica was a garage band, you could get tapes of them in concert where they're yelling things like "This is Metallica, we're here to rock your @#$ing !@#, and if any of you !@#!s can't handle that then get the @#$@ out cause we're" blah blah blah.

Now they're out turning pages and whatnot

2003-06-13 02:54:01 PM  
I was actually really excited about Metallica's new album and was eagerly anticipating its release ... until I saw three of the songs as streaming videos on the net and they all sucked ass. So hard to believe this is the same band who recorded "Creeping Death" and "Master of Puppets."
2003-06-13 02:54:24 PM  
It is SO refreshing to see that so many Farkers think Metallica is full of shiat.

Lars, get into your Ferrari, roll up the windows and count your blessings before the entire world hates your stupid little whining ass.

Listen to Queens of the Stone Age if you want good hard rock.
2003-06-13 02:54:35 PM  
i submitted this story the other day with a better headline :(
2003-06-13 02:54:41 PM  
Whiny goddamn crybabies.
2003-06-13 02:54:41 PM  
Obviously, Lars hasn't heard his own music for about 30 years now...
2003-06-13 02:54:47 PM  
I agree walkingcarpet
2003-06-13 02:55:18 PM  
[image from images.amazon.com too old to be available]Go cry me up a storm, Lars.
2003-06-13 02:56:17 PM  
When isn't metallica not upset about something, they can just go away now... anti-americans ...
2003-06-13 02:56:54 PM  
2003-06-13 02:56:59 PM  
They should have quit after S&M.

Watch the video for St. Anger and take a look at the message at the end... "for all those affected by San Quinton... you will forever be part of Metallica".

Life it seems is just imitating art.
2003-06-13 02:57:20 PM  
Fire Bad...
2003-06-13 02:57:20 PM  
Metallica = pansies.
2003-06-13 02:57:28 PM  
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