I preformed a really sad monologue in highschool and this was my background music – just an unimportant random fact to throw out there. 🙂 First Metallica song I ever heard and I still think it’s one of their best. I shot this video rather quickly after I was done shooting the FFDP video – just in case you’re wondering why I look exactly the same. I was hoping to stock up on some videos for you so you won’t forget me while I’m here in Canada shooting some stuff for you! it’s an easy one yes, but a classic for sure!!
Released: August 12, 1991
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.
Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album) is the band’s fifth studio album. it received widespread critical acclaim and became the band’s best-selling album. Metallica produced five singles that are considered to be among the band’s best-known songs, which include “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam”, and “Sad but True”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 252 on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.
The band’s decision to hire producer Bob Rock to helm Metallica was a controversial one, since the Canadian producer and engineer was best known at the time for his studio work with Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Kingdom Come, the Cult and Loverboy, five bands with just about zero thrash cachet. But the members of Metallica were more interested in the way he’d made those bands sound, rather than the music those bands had made with him. “With Bob, we wanted a good mix,” Ulrich told journalist Garry Sharpe-Young in an interview for 2007’s Metal: The Definitive Guide. “We wanted that big sound at the bottom end, and I don’t care if that song is on a Bon Jovi record, a Cult record or a Metallica record. The sound is the sound and we needed that.”
Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on May 17, 2013