You can’t imagine how many people have asked for this song! I was never in any rush to cover it cause it’s really long, and Lars never really sticks to one drum pattern, so it can get quite frustrating at times 😉 With that said, this song really did mean a lot to me back in the day, so I had to do it!
Album: …And Justice for All
Released: August 25, 1988
Metallica is an American heavy metal band based in San Rafael, California. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield. Metallica’s current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo.
…And Justice for All is the band’s fourth studio album. It was the band’s first studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986. The album is noted for its sterile production, which producer Flemming Rasmussen attributed to his absence during the mixing process. The lyrics feature themes of political and legal injustice seen through the prisms of censorship, war, and nuclear brinkmanship.
The band intended to record the album earlier, but was sidetracked by the large number of festival dates scheduled for the summer of 1987, including the European leg of the Monsters of Rock festival. Another reason was frontman James Hetfield’s arm injury in a skateboarding accident.
Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Aug 31, 2012