METAL UP YOUR PODCAST - All Things Metallica

Clint and Ethan are two touring musicians based in Nashville, TN.
Ride the lightning with them as they explore all things METALLICA.

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    Episode 64 - Behind The Fire With Matt Thomas

    This week we sit down with Matt Thomas, a pyro technician who recently worked on the U.S. Worldwired stadium tour. Matt gives us the details of what it takes to set up a pyro show for Metallica, the precautions taken, unpredictable weather, band involvement and so much more. Matt has become a good friend of ours and we can't thank him enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with us. If you saw the Worldwired stadium tour, then you saw the result of Matt and his team's hard work day in and day out...with little sleep.

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    Episode 63 - Interview w/ Wayne Summers

    Wayne Summer is famous amongst Metallica die hards as the dude who found the long missing Master of Puppets backdrop and returned it to the band. In this episode Wayne gives us his background as a fan and goes into detail about the process of getting this piece of history back to Metallica. Thanks again to Wayne for taking time out of his vacation to chat with us! What would you do if you hang this in your possession? Let us know at

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    Episode 61 - MTV ICON

    MTV Icon: Metallica is almost 15 years old! This ill-fated series features the first television performance with Rob Trujillo, artists paying tribute to Metallica with some cool (and not so cool) covers, bizarre guest appearances, and a badass, unique medley from the boys ending with the debut of "Frantic." In this episode Clint and Ethan run through each performance, the presenters and debut a new segment on the show...Dave Mustaine Reads Dave Mustaine's Tweets. Enjoy!

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    Episode 60 - News, Tour & Metal Madness

    In this episode we discuss Metallica news over the last month, The World Wired tour picking back up and we have our friend and patron of the show Blaketallica on for a segment called, "Metal Madness." Blake is the head of the Metclub chapter The Frayed Ends of Tennessee and has the distinguished honor of being the fan with the most Metallica tattoos (31)! We hear Blake's Metallica story and he helps us weigh in on the best song from both Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Enjoy!

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    Episode 59 - Garage Inc. (Disc 1)

    Garage, Inc. is possibly the finest covers album to grace our ears! We love that the boys not only included covers they had done in the past, but also went into the studio with Bob Rock to record an entirely new collection of songs. Completed in only two weeks after the Poor Retouring Me tour, this is Metallica at one of their undisputed peaks. From classics like Die, Die My Darling and It's Electric to newer jams like Nick Caves' Loverman, we can't get enough of Garage, Inc!

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    Episode 58 - Pushead (Brian Schroeder)

    If you own any Metallica merchandise chances are you own a Pushead design. From shirts like Harvester Of "Sorrow," "Damage Inc.," "Sad But True," and "Fixxxer," to home video releases like Cliff Em All and A Year And A Half all the way to the album artwork and logo for St. Anger, Pushead has designed more for Metallica than any other. The list is enormous and continues to grow today. He helped make an iconic brand for Metallica and his designs stand the test of time. Learn more about Pushead in this episode from his childhood in California and the midwest through his work with Thrasher Magazine, Septic Death, The Misfits, and of course, the mighty Metallica.

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    Episode 57 - Anniversary Party Recap

    First off, thank you to everyone who has supported this podcast through our first year! To celebrate, we threw a "Metallica Night" at one of our local bars here in Nashville, called The Cobra. We packed out the place with friends, new listeners, OG listeners and even had some folks play Metallica trivia and name that riff on stage. This episode is a run down of a lot of stuff that happened that night, with segments of trivia and name that riff. For those that wanted to come, we hope this makes you feel like you were there. Here's to another year!

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    Episode 56 - Kill 'Em All Deluxe Boxset

    In this episode, Clint and Ethan run through the Kill Em All Deluxe Boxset, playing clips from each disc, vinyl and dvd. We discuss in depth, every aspect of this very cool Metallica collectors item. We also give you an updated track by track of the album that started it all.

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    Episode 55 - 2017: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    Happy New Year! We are officially 1 year old! First off, we can't thank you guys (the fans) enough for making our first year a great one! We put out 63 episodes, got to see Metallica multiple times, made Metalifriends, grew every month and you guys helped it grow far beyond what we expected. For our first episode of 2018, we are recapping the amazing year Metallica had, month by month. We get into the Worldwired Tour, The Grammys, It's Electric, song premiers, carpool karaoke and much more. This will also be a reoccurring episode once a month. We're gonna go back to 1981 and run through what the boys did each and every year. We're glad you're on the ride with us!

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