Clint and Ethan are two professional musicians and songwriters based in Nashville, TN. Ethan is a Grammy nominated guitarist and drummer (Kings of Leon, Relient K, The OC Supertones, Demon Hunter) and Clint is a world touring guitarist (Rodney Atkins, Mindy Smith, Jessie Baylin) and songwriter (Rough Trade Publishing).
From all over the world on tour or at their respective studios in Nashville, ride the lightning with them on weekly episodes as they explore all things METALLICA.
This week we sat down in person at HQ2 with our pal Shane Obershaw, drummer for Metallica tribute band ONE. Based out of Minneapolis, ONE is an internationally recognized tribute band that prides themselves on nailing the sound, look and aesthetic of the mighty Metallica. Shane tells us about his love for Metallica, how he got into drumming, finding the perfect James Hetfield, which songs are the most fun (and the hardest) to play and how his adventures in ONE got him close with some of Metallica's crew. We also play a fun Load vs. Reload edition of Metal Madness.
On this last edition of Metal Tales before the boys take a well deserved break, we talk with friend and patron Chris Caccamise of Bassic Gear Review about his history with Metallica, the merits of Load and Reload, bass gear, running a music channel and the Fresno show and setlist.
We're almost at the end of this leg of the Worldwired Tour, but not quite yet. For this episode of Metal Tales, Ethan chats with Kelly Cheffet from San Diego, CA. Kelly flew up to Sacramento to meet up with his brother and see the mighty Metallica for the 2nd time ever! Kelly talks about his Metallica story, his favorite record, his thoughts on the Load/Reload era, coming back around with Hardwired, the setlist and how many Enter Night Pilsners he and his brother may or may not have had at the show. Enjoy!
This week we take another deep dive into the incredible ...And Justice For All boxset by burning down Justice On Wheels, a documentary included in the boxset from April of 1989. In this documentary we see interviews with the crew members and fascinating insight into all things Metallica from Kirk and Lars with all sorts of cool behind the scenes footage.
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This week, Ethan chats with listener and patron, Jeremy Case. Jeremy's fandom dates back to before he can remember, all thanks to his Mom being a Metallica fan. In this episode, Jeremy talks about getting into Metallica, his first show experience, diving into the early records and becoming a fan of every Metallica record. Thanks again to Jeremy for being a part of this series!
For this episode of Metal Tales, Ethan talks to listener and patron, Sara Cleveland. Sara is a long time Metallica fan who got off the ride for a bit, but in recent years, dove into the deep end of the Metallica pool. Sara and Ethan discuss her rekindled love of Metallica, her favorite record, musical family, breakdown of her trip to Spokane, the setlist and of course, a few tangents along the way. Thanks again to Sara Cleveland for being a part of Metal Tales From The Road!
On this edition of Metal Tales we check back in with our friend and patron Chris Yerges to talk about getting a picture and a drumstick from Lars, the culture of the die hards, what a Legacy member is, the Unforgiven Experience, Metallica in general and, of course, the setlist.
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For this episode of Metal Tales, Ethan chats with Chad Pollock, a listener and patron of the show. Chad lives in Boise, where the boys played last night. Chad talks through his "coming online" moment, the other shows he's seen, his favorite record, favorite song and why he doesn't care for...wait for it...CREEPING DEATH! Chad was gracious with his time and running down the setlist, talking about a few specifics of the show. Enjoy!
Metallica is back on another leg of the Worldwired Tour and kicking it off in Las Vegas, NV. For this episode of Metal Tales From The Road, Ethan gets on the phone with listener and patron, Nick Garzolini. Nick has seen the boys perform 74 times! Nick gives Ethan a breakdown of his day in Las Vegas as a black ticket holder, getting in line early, securing a spot on the rail, his favorite 'Tallica album, favorite song, a rundown of the set list and even what song he and his Wife slow danced to at their wedding. Thanks again to Nick for taking the time to chat and for supporting Metal Up Your Podcast!