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Metallica- Black Album 30th- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

For its thirtieth anniversary, "Metallica" (affectionately known as "The Black Album" in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed "The White Album"), Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.

Metallica- Wherever I May Roam- San Francisico 2-6-16

For the Super Bowl 50 halftime entertainment hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area, the NFL really fumbled the ball when they passed on homies Metallica as "too heavy for halftime". So the band threw their own party the night before in Golden Gate Park, from where this terrific performance of "Wherever I May Roam" comes, shared just ahead of the "Black Album"  thirtieth anniversary.
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Metallica- Load 25th Anniversary- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

Metallica "Load" did not budge from the top seller position for a full four consecutive weeks in June 1996 because of such tender love songs as "Ain't My Bitch","Bleeding Me","King Nothing", "The House  Jack Built", and "Until It Sleeps". Guitarist/singer James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett are surprisingly unguarded, conversational, and open about this dizzying rocket ride into superstardom.