METAL UP YOUR PODCAST - All Things Metallica

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, Bob Schneider, 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.

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    Episode 113 - Metallica's Media Appearances Pt. 1

    On this episode we're joined by our friend and fellow Metallica podcaster, Tom Kwei of the wonderful Alphabetallica, to talk through a handful of Metallica's media appearances. This will be a multi-part, ongoing series. This week we cover:

    • MTV Day on the Green (1985)
    • Australian TV Special (1989)
    • Lars and Jason Good Morning Australia (1991)
    • Lars and Kirk on Rockline (1991)
    • Later...with Jools Holland Interview (1996)
    • Jason's Video Diary - MTV European Music Awards (1996)
    • Metallica on Headbanger's Ball (2003)
    • Lars on Conan (2004)
    • Metallica Pinball (2013)
    • Lars, Kirk and James at Guitar Center (2014)
    • Lars at Glastonbury (2014)
    • James and Lars on The Late Late Show (2014)
    • Enter Sandman on Fallon (2016)
    • Metallica vs. Superfan (2016)
    • Kimmel Interview (2016)

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    MUYP Radio - Clint AMA and TUNES

    On this episode of MUYP Radio Clint takes questions about all sorts of topics and plays some of his favorite songs PLUS new-ish originals. Enjoy this mid-week snack of Metal Up Your Podcast!

    1. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - U2
    2. Fingers Crossed - Clint Wells
    3. Skulls - Halestorm
    4. Get Your Attention - Clint Wells
    5. Past Lives - Borns
    6. Enemy - Clint Wells
    7. Runaway - Lil' Peep
    8. Suffocate - Clint Wells
    9. Gone - U2
    10. Everything Dies - Clint Wells

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    Episode 112 - Halestorm Interview

    On this special episode of MUYP, Lzzy and Joe of Halestorm stop by HQ2 to talk about their career, growing up listening to Alice Cooper, starting a band as kids, getting signed to Atlantic records, listening to Metallica, winning Grammy's, non-stop touring, living in Nashville, touring with Eric Church, the unique obstacles of women in rock, maintaining the joy of music, working with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Stone Sour, Rush) and more!

    Halestorm's new record is Vicious. Their #1 single, Uncomfortable, is currently nominated for a Grammy. You can purchase Vicious here (we recommend it on vinyl):

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    Episode 111 - The Black Album Commentary w/ Paul?! Moak

    We're back with another commentary episode! For our listen through of The Black Album, we bring in our long time guest co-host, Paul Moak! Paul has been a big part of the MUYP family since the beginning and we are always thrilled to have him back.

    In this episode we do another brief recap of the party and Nashville show, Paul and Clint's backstage tour, housekeeping, some Dave Matthew's Band tangents and, of course, an in depth discussion and listen through of The Black Album! We are always grateful for Paul's thoughts and insights as a producer and musician. Paul?!

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    Metal Tales From The Road - (Cleveland, OH)

    Clint sat down with patron Zack Carpenter to talk Reload, Y2K, the spirit of Cleveland, attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and of, course, the Cleveland show!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Cincinnati, OH)

    This week, Ethan gets on the phone with our long time listener, Stephanie Zink! Her and her husband, Dan, are big fans and just hit their 3rd show on this run. Stephanie tells us her Metallica story, her love of the Loads, the Unforgiven experience, the rail experience, catching all the picks and giving them to people who didn't get any, the incredible setlist they got, getting sick and much more.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Raleigh, NC)

    Clint talks with heavy metal lawyer Rakesh Gopalan about getting into Metallica around the time of the Black Album and working his way back to Kill Em All, the importance of owning physical media, Rob's well-earned place in the band, Summer Sanitarium, rail culture in the 90's, Jim Breuer, the difference between Metallica and Pearl Jam die-hards, the new TOOL record and, of course, the Raleigh setlist!

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    Episode 110 - Nashville Show & Party Recap

    Well, our Metalliweek is all done. We're both exhausted and a little sick, but it was so worth it! In this episode, we sit down at HQ1 to recap our 2 year anniversary party and Metallica's Nashville show. We can't thank everyone enough for making our party so special. A lot of you traveled into town a day early just for it! It was great to see familiar faces, meet new ones and gather at Bridgestone Arena to enjoy our favorite band together! A huge thanks to everyone at The Cobra for hosting us. We can't wait to do it again next year!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Clint Rides the Rail AGAIN in Birmingham)

    Clint got the rail again! On this edition of Metal Tales Clint sits down with his pal Brad B from Single Podcast Theory to talk about their incredible adventure at the Birmingham show. They talk about their time on the rail in St. Louis, their Pearl Jam and Metallica stories, the journey from the nose bleeds to the 50 yard line, other sports analogies, purple flame tattoos, the power and emotion of seeing Metallica live, Kirk gets a strange mid-show massage, the journey home and even Jeffrey Dahmer.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Clint Rides the Rail In Little Rock!)

    For this installment of Metal Tales, Ethan welcomes a huge fan of the show. Probably one of the two most OG fans out there...Clint Wells! The other night, Clint decided he was gonna make the 10 hour, round trip journey to Little Rock and back, all by himself. Clint got a rail spot, met up with other chapters, podcast fans, the Saravan and even managed to meet Jim Breuer! Clint runs through the whole trip with Ethan, including a detailed burning down of the setlist. A special thanks to Wes Fisk for hooking Clint up to make the show so special. Enjoy!

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    Episode 109 - Reload (w/ Commentary)

    We let the fans vote for which record they wanted us to tackle next and they chose Reload! On this episode we sat down at HQ2 to talk through current Metallica news, our upcoming shows and meetups, read fan mail, check in on Jason and Brantley and, of course, burn down the under appreciated sonic bliss that is Reload. Enjoy!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Tulsa, OK)

    We talk with our good friend Sarah Sobeck about life on the rail, the Black Ticket caravan, hanging out with Jim Breuer, doing Metallica trivia on stage in front of 20,000 people, the Load/Reload era, James' growth through the years, Freddy Krueger and, oh yeah, the Tulsa setlist which included a deep cut Soundgarden song. Enjoy!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell)

    For this installment of Metal Tales, Ethan talks with listener Danny Santana about 'I Am The Highway.' This was a almost 5 hour long show and 42 song set, honoring the late Chris Cornell. Danny talks through the setlist, how him and his Wife were feeling throughout the night, the stand out performances, and of course, Metallica's 4 song set. Thanks again to Danny for taking the time to chat on the show and now , everyone go listen to anything Chris has recorded. You won't regret it.

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    Episode 108 - Load (w/ Commentary)

    It's time to dive into 'Load' again! This time around, we simply listen to the entire record and add our commentary. Have our thoughts changed since we did our first 'Load episode? We also get into some news we're excited about, the 90's influence on Metallica, some gear talk, checking in with Akeem and Semmi and much, much more.

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    MUYP Radio - Clint Answers Questions and Plays Music

    On this episode Clint answers questions from listeners and plays some of his favorite songs. Topics explored:

    • Which half of my body would I want to be a sausage
    • Anticipated rock albums of 2019
    • Book recommendations
    • Where I'd like to live someday
    • Tips and tricks for practicing guitar
    • the meaning of the film Hereditary
    • the process of writing songs
    • what I like about writing country music
    • U2 deep cuts
    • the future of Lunar Satan
    • Favorite music themed movies
    • Favorite Metallica riffs to play and the ones I can't play!
    • the last song Metallica should play live

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    Episode 107 - 2018: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    Happy New Year! To kick things off for 2019, we're taking a look back at the monstrous year Metallica had in 2018. In this episode we talk about the Worldwired Tour picking back up in Europe, Metallica Vans merch, the North America arena tour, Metallica Night with The Giants, Garage Days Remastered, Metallica's day of service, Nixon watches, Blackened Whiskey, the Justice Boxset, the AWMH Benefit Concert and so much more. Thanks for being on the ride with us for two solid years! We are so grateful to everyone that listens and supports the show.

    PS - Brantley and Jason are still playing phone tag. Those knuckleheads!

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    Episode 106 - Justice Boxset Pt. 5 (5/24/88 Troubadour) + Top Ten's Revisited

    On this week's episode we revisit our top 10 deep cuts and all time Metallica favorites to see what's different from our lists on EP 6 ALL the way back in January of 2017. That was nearly two years ago! We talk through the changes in the list and explore how our fandom has evolved since starting this podcast. Continuing our deep dive into the Justice Boxset, we burn down the 5/24/88 warm up show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA and even dip into one of our favorite segments, Dave Mustaine Reads Dave Mustaine's Tweets.

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    MUYP Radio - Clint's Best of 2018

    On this special edition of MUYP Radio, Clint plays songs from his top records of 2018 and answers questions from fans. Here's the tracklist:

    1. Courtney Barnett - Hopelessness from Tell Me How You Really Feel
    2. Ghost - Rats from Prequelle
    3. Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn from *Golden Hour**
    4. A Perfect Circle - So Long and Thanks for the Fish from *Eat The Elephant**
    5. Bob Schneider - Sing Love from Blood and Bones
    6. Elise Davis - Cactus from Cactus
    7. Dave Matthews Band - Again and Again from Come Tomorrow
    8. Lori McKenna - A Mother Never Rests from The Tree
    9. Jeff Tweedy - I Know What It's Like from WARM
    10. Neko Case - The Oracle of the Maritimes from Hell-On
    11. Lil Peep - Life Is Beautiful from Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2

    Also discussed:

    • the most diabolical horror villain
    • the relevance of country music
    • what songs Metallica might play at the Chris Cornell tribute
    • Kiss' End of the Road tour and Paul Stanley lip syncing
    • Volbeat
    • James Hetfield and Waylon Jennings

    It was a wonderful year of music and a GREAT year for Metal Up Your Podcast. We're glad to be on the ride with you all and look forward to more Metallica and music talk in 2019. Happy holidays!

    Outro Music: Bleachers - Wake Up from Reckless Love

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    Episode 105 - Justice Boxset Pt. 4 (Riff Tapes, Jams and Demos)

    We're continuing our exploration of the amazing ...And Justice Deluxe Boxset with a listen through of the Riffs, Jams and Demons (discs 3 and 4). We're giving away another boxset to a lucky Patron this month. On this episode we also discuss Dave Mustaine, the possibility of another Big 4 show, what Hardwired would be like with less songs, the major and minor differences in the riff tapes from Justice, hear from Paw Paw, the Joyce's and even meet a couple of new characters, Brantley and Jason.

    We also debut a brand new Lunar Satan track, "Come Dark Sun" at the end of the episode. Hope you enjoy! Thank youuuuuuuu!

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    Episode 104 - ONE: Metallica Tribute Band

    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.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Fresno, CA)

    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.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Sacramento, CA)

    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!

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    Episode 103 - Justice Boxset Pt. 3 (Justice On Wheels Documentary)

    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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    Metal Tales From The Road (Portland, OR)

    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!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Spokane, WA)

    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!

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    Episode 102 - Justice Boxset Pt. 2 (Justice Remaster)

    Part 2 of our 5 part series on the amazing And Justice For All Deluxe boxset! This week, we listen through the Justice Remaster and add our commentary. Also...

    1. Introduce a new segment called "Metalliconspiracies"
    2. Hit a few tangents and end up in 80's TV land
    3. More tangents in the email corner

    Don't forget! we're giving away another Justice Boxset in December!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    SHOW #19 Salt Lake City, Utah

    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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    Metal Tales From The Road (Boise, ID)

    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!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Las Vegas, NV)

    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!

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    Episode 101 - Justice Boxset Pt. 1 (Interview Disc and Hardcover Book)

    We're beginning our 5 part series on the amazing '...And Justice For All' Deluxe boxset! This week we unpack the box and talk about:

    1. The Jason Newsted SO WHAT interview
    2. The interview disc from the boxset
    3. The 115 page booklet filled with never before seen photos and stories from the Justice days
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    MUYP Radio - Clint Plays Songs and Answers Questions

    In this edition of MUYP Radio, Clint plays some of his favorite music and answers a whole bunch of questions from Twitter and Instagram. There are also two rough mixes from the forthcoming Patreon-exclusive Metallica cover EP, Cover Our World Blackened, Volume II.

    The songs played today are:

    1. Hourglass by A Perfect Circle
    2. Here Comes Everyone by The Damnwells
    3. Phantom Feelings by Clint Wells and Annie Wildgen
    4. 9 Dream by John Lennon

    5. Motorbreath by Clint Wells
    6. Let go by Madi Diaz
    7. Man or Ash by Corrosion of Conformity
    8. Secret Garden by Bruce Springsteen
    9. The Memory Remains by Ethan Luck

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    Episode 100 - Interview with Ray Burton

    It's our 100th episode! For this special occasion we're happy to share with you our extensive interview with Ray Burton. Many of you already know that Ray is the father of late bassist and perhaps the most beloved character in the entire Metallica saga, the legendary Cliff Burton. Ray was so generous with his time and stories about what Cliff was like as a child, the early days of Metallica, the rise of the band and preserving Cliff's memory all these years later.

    We'd like to thank our friends Aaron Ginther and Kaycee Burton for facilitating this interview. And, of course, Ray Burton for his time and hospitality in letting us all peek into the fascinating world of Cliff Burton. What an honor.

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    Episode 99 - Talking Metallica and the Music Industry

    Darren Edwards does press, promo, marketing and label management for all of the rock bands on Warner Records, Roadrunner Records, Nuclear Blast and others. He works behind the scenes with such bands as Slipknot, Mastadon, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Megadeth, Zack Wylde, Alice In Chains, Dream Theater, Motley Crue, Korn, Gene Simmons and, believe it or not, a lot more!

    Visiting Nashville for work all the way from Sweden, Darren graciously found time to come to HQ2 to talk about his career in the music industry and his favorite metal band, Metallica!

    We also do a Metal Madness (Kill 'Em All vs. Master of Puppets) and Clint asks the age-old question, "is Ethan out of touch?"

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    Metal Tales From The Road (All Within My Hands Charity)

    For this edition of Metal Tales we talk with friend and patron Ujjwal Panday who is the head of the Hardwired to Nepal fan chapter. We talk about his online point in 1996 with a mix tape of The Black Album, some of his notable shows in the St. Anger era, acoustic versions vs. studio versions, the importance of lyrics, the power of S&M and why it's good to put your phone down and enjoy a show.

    Oh and we talk about the charity event! The different auction items, Cage the Elephant and, of course, the setlist.

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    Episode 98 - Jay Weinberg of Slipknot

    We're closing in on 100 full episodes and what better way to creep to celebrate than with Slipknot drummer, Jay Weinberg!

    This is a long one! Jay was very gracious with his time and we covered so many topics. His upbringing in New Jersey, growing up the son of E-Street band drummer Max Weinberg, going to shows at a young age, backstage at Conan, touring with The E Street Band as a teenager, playing for Bruce Springsteen, meeting Lars Ulrich before learning drums, a family outing at Ozzfest, joining Slipknot and an insane amount more!

    We even crammed in a special edition of Metal Madness. Thanks again to Jay for taking the time out of his crazy schedule to sit down and chat with us at HQ1!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Albany, NY)

    This is the last Metal Tales for about a month, as Metallica is taking most of November off. For this episode, we are joined by our long time listener and supporter, Will Vallar! Not only do we burn down the setlist, but Will tells us about his intro to Metallica, the days of working at a record store, getting hooked up at shows and a great story about seeing Nirvana in 1993. Thanks again to Will for being a part of the show!

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    Episode 97 - Does Metallica Know About MUYP?

    On this special edition of Metal Tales, we chat with Chris Yerges, who attended the recent show in Charlotte, NC. Chris gives us a play by play of the Hardwired Experience, his generosity toward other Metallica fans and also let's us in on some info about Metallica's knowledge of MUYP. Do they know who we are?! Do they?! You're about to find out. Please enjoy...

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Buffalo, NY)

    Show #15! Buffalo, NY

    For this episode of Metal Tales, Clint talks with friend and patron Jeff MCDonald about growing up a Load/Reload kid, Metallica's history with the city of Buffalo, the power of the Black Album, why he loves Hardwired, and the 2018 Buffalo setlist which included Leper Messiah.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Philadelphia, PA)

    For this episode of Metal Tales From The Road, Ethan talks to listener and Patron, Bryan McLaughlin. He attended the Philadelphia show a couple days ago and gives us a rundown of the night, his coming online moment and much more. He was also fortunate enough to see the band in Philly twice on this tour, which didn't happen in any other city on the Worldwired Tour. Thanks again to Bryan for taking the time to share his Metallica story and thoughts on the show!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Charlotte, NC)

    SHOW #13! Charlotte, NC

    For this episode of Metal Tales From The Road, we talk to our good friend and Patron of the show, Chris Yerges. Chris is a die hard fan, collector and all around good dude. We run through the set in Charlotte, try to stump each other on some Metallica trivia and much, much more. We hope you enjoy the show!

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    Episode 96 - MUYP Explore The Big 4 (Countdown To Extinction)

    We've talked about this series and it's finally here! We are exploring The Big 4 with a Megadeth classic, Countdown To Extinction! In this episode, we read through emails, burn down some facts about Countdown and listen through the entire record with added commentary. We hope you enjoy this new series as much as we do! We'll be periodically choosing records from The Big 4 to listen through. What are you favorite (non-Metallica) Big 4 records? Let us know at

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    Metal Tales From The Road (State College, PA)

    SHOW #12!

    State College, PA

    On this episode of Metal Tales we talk with our pal and patron Nick Mockoviak. Many of you will be familiar with Nick and his work as he is responsible for the amazing "Cover Our World Blackened, Vol. 1" artwork. An artist and art teacher in New Jersey (for real), Nick is a die hard fan. On this episode we talk about coming online during the early 90's, growing to appreciate Load/Reload, narrowly missing the MSG S&M performance, a highlight of the 9 shows Nick has been to, the influence of Pushead on his work, how to submit for the individual show posters and, of course, the Metallica show in State College.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Pittsburgh, PA)

    Show #11! Pittsburgh, PA

    For this episode of Metal Tales, Ethan gets on the phone with Matt from New, actual New Jersey! Matt made a lengthy road tip to Milwaukee and Pittsburgh this week. We talk a bit about Milwaukee, but our focus is on Pittsburgh. Matt talks about his Metallica origin story, how many shows he's seen, what the band means to him and of course, Ethan and Matt burn through the setlist.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Milwaukee, WI)

    Show # 10 Milwaukee, WI

    For this episode we talk to friend and patron Tiffany Simonson about the Milwaukee, WI show. Tiffany has been a fan since 1986 and seen 11 shows, some of which were quite special. We hear all about why her favorite album is Puppets but her desert island album is S&M. We also hear about her chance meeting with Jason Newsted and the words he said to her husband that he'll never forget.

    Also covered: The Kirk/Rob doodles Rob's singing on Spit Out the Bone the cubes and drones Jim Breuer and more!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (ACL Festival Pt. II)

    Show #9! 10/13/18 ACL Festival

    On this edition of Metal Tales From the Road we talk with friend and patron Nicole Williams who flew in from her native Buffalo, NY to see the boys in Austin for their last headlining weekend at ACL Festival. Topics include:

    • Seeing the GNR/Metallica tour in '92
    • Growing to love Load/ReLoad
    • Meeting the band (including James) in 2004
    • Making Lars mad with a Chophouse Band shirt
    • Mixing up the setlists and more!

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    Episode 95 - 1992: A Year In The Life of Metallica

    Welcome back! We continue our journey through the years of Metallica with 1992. While on tour all over the world the boys still found time to win a Grammy, play Wembley Stadium for the Freddie Mercury benefit, continue to release singles and put out A Year and a Half In the Life of Metallica! We burn all of this down plus Clint listens to Megadeath's "Tornado of Souls" for the first time and reacts to it live.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (ACL Festival Pt. 1)

    For this episode of Metal Tales From The Road, Ethan gets on the phone with listener, Mike Fehl, who attended the Austin City Limits Festival! Ethan and Mike run through the set list, talk technical difficulties, Mike's Metallica story, his favorite album, song and much more. Get involved on our Patreon page to have a chance to review a show on an episode!

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    Episode 94 - Ride The Lighting (w/ Commentary)

    Continuing on with our commentary series, We sit down at HQ1 and listen along to 'Ride The Lightning!' We break down the intricacies of the songwriting, Kirk's masterful leads, James' matured vocals and the memorable influence and parts of the great Cliff Burton. This is (easily) one of the best thrash and metal records of all time. There will be an episode like this, in the future, for every album. Let us know your thoughts on 'Ride The Lightning' by emailing us at

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Reading Festival, 2015)

    Clint talks with patron Tom Dean about attending the Reading Festival on August 29th, 2015. Tom won the meet and greet and was able to spend the entire show ON STAGE with Metallica. Other topics include:

    • Getting into Metallica in the 90's
    • Actually wanting to hear St. Anger songs in the set
    • The debut of Spit Out the Bone in London 2017
    • Metallica's history with the San Francisco Giants
    • Seeing Metallica play The Black Album in full
    • Meeting Rob, Kirk and Lars
    • European Black Tickets

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    Episode 93 - MUYP Radio (All Metallica Hour)

    Due to touring restrictions we weren't able to coordinate an episode. This week we give you another MUYP Radio, this time ALL Metallica. Clint answers fan emails and questions and debuts "Whiskey In The Jar" from the forthcoming Cover Our World Blackened, Vol. 2.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Hardwired Experience)

    In this special episode of "Metal Tales From the Road" Clint talks with Tyler Harder who has been lucky enough to have TWO Hardwired Experiences in both Edmonton 2017 and Saskatoon 2018.

    Tyler walks us through the entire experience from start to finish, lets us in on what he talked to the Boys about, which ones are easier than others to talk to, the Memory Remains Museum, the Spit Out The Bone Buffet, and the entire experience in general.

    We also hear his story about being at the taping of Through The Never and his experience with new technology that allows Hardwired VIP's to listen to Metallica personal in-ear mixes while they play live!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Saskatoon, SK)

    Fo this installment of Metal Tales From The road, I (Ethan) am joined by long time Metallica fan, Allan Feildel! Allan has been on the ride since 1988, seen 6 shows and recently attended the show in Saskatoon. We get to know Allan a bit, hear his Metallica story, break down the set list, why cold medicine and beer might not be the best combo (or is it?!) and Allan let's us in on how Metallica has been an important part of his marriage. Awwwww! Thank you again to Allan, for taking time out of his schedule to give us a recap of the Saskatoon show!

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    Episode 92 - Death Magnetic Ten Years Later

    10 years of Death Magnetic?! Yep! In this episode, Clint and Ethan listen through the record (in it's entirety) and give you a play by play commentary. What are your thoughts on the album, 10 years later? Has your mind changed? Do you feel the same? Let us know by emailing us at

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Winnipeg, CA)

    Show #6! 09/13/18 Winnipeg, Canada

    Our friend and Patron Paul Miller joins Clint to discuss the Winnipeg show. We talk about Metallica's relationship with Canada, the tour debut of The Four Horsemen, the "Devil's Dance" tease, the power of the "One" video and multi-generational appeal of the mighty Metallica.

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Sioux Falls, SD)

    Show #5! 09/11/18 Sioux Falls, SD

    Joining us for this episode is Shane Obershaw, the drummer for one of the world's most popular Metallica tribute bands: One. Shane and Clint talk about the formation of One, the differences between a cover band and a tribute band, their James Hetfield doppelgänger, and the importance of getting the music and the looks right (the band's stage props include a Doris statue, RTL electric chair and even a Metal Up Your Ass toilet!).

    Shane has seen over 70 Metallica shows. As the owner of one of the coveted Black Tickets, Shane walks us through the first five shows. We talk setlist variation, stage production, the moth drones and send well wishes to our homie Kirk Hammett who took quite a spill during Bellz.

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    Episode 91 - 1991: A Year In the Life Of Metallica

    Here we are at, quite possibly, Metallica's biggest and life changing year, 1991! It's the year of The Black Album! Whether you got on or off the ride with TBA, there's no denying that Metallica's world changed drastically. In this episode we break down all that went on in 1991, the mixing, mastering and release of TBA, we hear from The Joyce's, a Paw Paw and Tom Petty colab, the VMAs, Soul Glo and so much more! Let us know your thoughts on 1991 by emailing

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Grand Forks, ND)

    Show #4! Alerus Center Grand Forks, ND 09/08/18

    For this episode we are joined by our friend Edgar Barradas, a member of the California...To Self-Destruct Chapter and the proud owner of a Black Ticket. Edgar tells us about how he became a Metallica fan, his unashamed love for St. Anger, what it's like to be in a fan chapter, the experience of friendship in the greater Metallica family, the evolution of Jim Breuer's standup and, of course, the setlist. Enjoy!;upyourpodcast

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Lincoln, NE)

    SHOW #3! Lincoln, NE 09/06/18

    Long time supporter of the show and Patron, Alex Finney, joins us (well, Clint) to recap the Lincoln, NE show. We thought "No Leaf Clover" was a treat (because it was, of course!) But none of us, die-hards and trues alike, were prepared for the NA debut and only eighth time ever performed "The Unforgiven III!" Did that sink in? The boys played THE UNFORGIVEN III! Alex and I talk the many rotating slots on this tour, Lincoln's special connection with Bellz, Moth drones, future tour expectations, vinyl and more. Enjoy!

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    Metal Tales From The Road (Minneapolis, MN)

    SHOW #2! Minneapolis, MN 09/05/18

    For this edition of 'Metal Tales" we're joined by our good friend Aaron Ginther. He's seen over 80 Metallica shows since 1997. We talk some of his favorite shows, what it's like being a die hard and the excitement surrounding the first performance of "No Leaf Clover" since 2011!



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    Metal Tales From The Road (Madison, WI)

    SHOW #1! Madison, WI 09/03/18

    The 'Worldwired Tour' is back and we are so excited to bring you a new episode series entitled, 'Metal Tales From The Road.' In this episode, we talk to our long time listener and Metallica fanatic, Sarah Sobek. As a black ticket holder, she's about to see her 40th show and gives us a first hand account of the show in Madison, WI. Sarah and her husband (Pete) are on a road trip to see multiple shows with other Metallica die hards and we get a first hand account of what went down at the show. We hope you enjoy this series, as we are hoping to release one of these a week, at least.



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    Episode 90 - Metallica Videos (Pt. 3)

    For our third installment of Metallica's videos, we take a look at the era of Garage Inc, S&M, Mission Impossible and St. Anger. We're covering Turn The Page, Whiskey In The Jar, No Leaf Clover, I Disappear, St. Anger, Frantic, The Unnamed Feeling and Some Kind Of Monster. You might be surprised to know that in this list, there are some of our favorite videos. Let us know your thoughts by emailing us at

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    Episode 89 - 1989/1990: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    This might be our shortest episode in quite some time! Why? Well, Metallica mostly toured during 89/90. There are some very noteable moments though and we cover them! We also get a new segment, The Joyce's read Craigslist Misconnections. We get into the popular debate of Hulk Hogan's music, does it suck or not?! You be the judge. All this and more! Let us know your thoughts!

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    MUYP Radio - An Hour of Tunes With Clint

    Clint, here! I was trapped in a Seattle hotel room for a few hours and decided to share with you some more of my favorite songs. I also answered fan questions from Twitter and Instagram. Topics covered include the power of music to make you feel better, who could replace Rob as the bass player for Metallica, how I met my wife at a Snow Patrol concert, and other shenanigans. Plus some LUNAR SATAN jams. Enjoy!

    1. Wolf Alice - Giant Peach
    2. A Perfect Circle - Passive
    3. Neko Case - Last Lion of Albion
    4. Lunar Satan - We Ride The Skies
    5. Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
    6. Danny Malone - San Diego
    7. Eisley - Memories
    8. Ghost - Faith
    9. Chelsea Wolfe - Simple Death
    10. Lunar Satan - Set The Witch On Fire (Again)
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    Episode 88 - Metallica Videos (Pt. 2)

    Let's jump right into a part 2 of the boy's videos! These are some of our favorites. Until It Sleeps, Fuel, Unforgiven II, King Nothing, Mama Said, The Memory Remains and Hero Of The Day. We go through the good, bad, ugly, funny, muddy, guyliner, nipple rings, Olive Garden breadsticks and so much more. Let us know you thoughts on the Load/Reload era videos by emailing us at

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    Episode 87 - Metallica Videos (Pt. 1)

    It's finally here! In this week's episode, we're diving into Metallica’s music videos. This will be a multi-part series, but we have to start at 'Justice' and 'The Black Album.' The "One" video is what started it all. On their own terms, Metallica entered a new decade with music videos that were above and beyond anyone else's. It gave us a glimpse into the world and brain of Metallica and started us on an unforgettable visual journey with our favorite metal band. Let us know what you think by emailing us at: Patreon -

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    Episode 86 - 1988: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    Once again, we are joined by our good friend and co-host of Single Podcast Theory, Brad Lyons! In this episode, we run through the year 1988. The year of recording and releasing '...And Justice For All.' Obviously a huge year for the band. They are putting out their follow up to 'Master Of Puppets,' but not without a little sonic drama. Jason?! We dive into all of that and much more.

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    MUYP Radio - A Journey Through Clint's Session Work

    In this bonus episode Clint takes you on a ride through some of his favorite session work. In addition to touring and being a songwriter, Clint also plays guitar on several records a year. These are ten of his favorite songs. You can support these artists by purchasing their records, listening on Spotify and catching them on tour. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show!

    1. Bob Schneider - Best Day Ever from the album Burden of Proof (2013)
    2. The Blue Cut Robbery - Rock N Roll Man from the album Coquette (2015)
    3. Elise Davis - Last Laugh from the upcoming LP Cactus (2018)
    4. The Wind and The Wave - Raising Hands, Raising Hell, Raise 'Em High from the album From The Wreckage (2014)
    5. Volant - Divine (Unreleased)
    6. Bob Schneider - Running On Empty from the album Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)
    7. Charlie Mars - She Ain't Coming Back from the album Beach Town (2016)
    8. Matthew Mayfield - Indigo from the album Recoil (2017)
    9. Griffin House - Paris from the album So On and So Forth (2016)
    10. Bob Schneider - Montgomery from the album King Kong (2015)
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    Episode 85 - Français Pour une nuit (DVD Review)

    This is up there with the great Metallica live shows. Nimes, France was special. Not only was the venue absolutely breathtaking, but the boys were in good form. They even busted out Dyers Eve, which has barely been played over 30 times! You can tell that all the dudes are soaking it in and loving this show. It's a definite must watch for any Metallica fan.

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    Episode 83 - 1987: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    1987 may not have been a bust year for Metallica but that doesn't make it an insignificant one. This was Jason's first full year in the band, Garage Days Re-Revisited was released, Cliff 'Em All was released and they played one of their biggest shows to date...Monsters Of Rock! Clint and Ethan burn down all this and much more. Ethan also debuts a brand new song from his upcoming solo album called "Stand Down." The song also features Clint Wells on lead guitar! Thanks for listening!

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    Episode 82 - Metallica Gear: Pt I (James' Guitars)

    You asked...and asked...and get the point. We're finally diving into our first gear episode! We're discussing James Hetfield's most notable guitars in chronological order. For this episode, we have a very special guest, Mr. Brad Lyons! Not only is he a fantastic guitar player and producer, but he's also the co-host of the best and only Pearl Jam podcast out there, Single Podcast Theory. What is your favorite Papa Het guitar? The Explorer? Snakebyte? Iron cross? The Electra Flying V?! The three of us decide in a dramatic round of Metal Madness. Let us know what you think by emailing

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    Episode 81 - MUYP Radio (Ethan's Top 10 Metallica Ballads)

    Clint...Clint?...CLINT?! It's just Ethan here, doing his very first MUYP Radio episode! Clint is taking the week off, as he's currently on his way to Germany. In this episode, Ethan breaks down his top 10 Metallica ballads, shares a few stories and insight about the songs and we have a secret special guest who makes his very first appearance. These are really fun episodes to do and we look forward to many more in the future!

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    MUYP Radio - Clint's Original Music

    It's time again for another MUYP Radio episode. We've gotten many requests to share our own personal music so this week Clint sat down to take you all through a journey of ten of his original songs. In addition to being a touring musician, Clint is also a professional songwriter. This a batch of some of his most favorite recent songs. Remember what it was like to sit back and listen to the radio and have a curated listening experience? Miss those days? We sure do! Hope you enjoy this hour with Clint and his music. Peace and Adios!

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    Episode 80 - Best and Worst Songs (w/ Single Podcast Theory)

    This week we are joined by our friends and fellow Metallica die-hards, The Brads, from the wonderful Pearl Jam podcast, Single Podcast Theory. In this episode we talk the unfortunate death of Vinnie Paul Abbott, Kirk's vindication for a lack of solos on St. Anger, fan mail and our favorite/least favorite tracks from every studio Metallica record. We also burn down yet another segment of Metal Madness with a few surprises. This week's tangents include Office Space, Total Recall, NRB's, So I Married An Axe Murderer and more Mustaine head-scratchers. We hear from "This Many Kid," Paw Paw, Becky and even go on the never-ending search for our be-dreadlocked friend, Paul!?

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    Episode 79 - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct (Disc 3)

    The third disc of Hardwired is such a great addition to an already incredible record. Starting of with the blistering "Lords Of Summer,' the disc rips through great Metallica covers, live recordings from Record Store Day and the live debut of "Hardwired." In this episode, we get into some current event news, Mustaine, Ghost, a detailed discussion about disc 3, track by track and a bunch more!

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    Episode 78 - Freeze 'Em All

    Many bands have played historic shows. Many bands have broken records, but how many bands have played all 7 continents in one year?! How many bands have played all 7 continents at all? We'll tell you. 1 band, who's record will most likely will never be broken....Mega...just kidding. In 2013, Metallica did what almost every artist on the planet can only dream of. They played Antartica! What seemed impossible, Metallica and their crew made it happen. In this episode, we break down 'Freeze 'Em All.' Possibly the most historic show Metallica has ever played. We may even have a rare visit from our beloved Paw Paw.

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    Episode 77 - Rick Rubin w/ Guest Paul Moak

    Easily one of the greatest producers of all time, Rick Rubin has worked with some of the biggest artists of the last 40 years. Jay Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Danzig, Justin Timberlake, Public Enemy and our beloved Metallica! With our long time friend and honorary co-host Paul Moak, we run through a history of Rick, Death Magnetic, his producing style and so much more. We've also got a metal madness segment and some questions for Paul, from our Patrons.

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    Episode 76 - 1986: A Year In The Life of Metallica

    We're back! Clint and Ethan finally reunite to discuss 1986 in the life of Metallica. The boys book a tour with Ozzy, release one of the greatest metal records of all time, and move out of the Carlson house. James breaks his arm, John Marshall saves the day and we say goodbye to our beloved Cliff Burton and welcome Jason Newsted into the family. What a year!

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    Episode 75 - MUYP Radio: Some of Clint's Favorite Songs

    For the second week in a row Clint and Ethan were unable to connect due to logistical issues with being on the road. Ethan is in NYC while Clint is in Los Angeles. In this episode we continue our MUYP Radio series with 10 of Clint's favorite songs from the past few years in order to silence the argument made by some that there "isn't any good music anymore." Clint reads listener mail, talks Metallica and takes you on a journey through some of his favorite music. Enjoy!

    Songs included in this episode: 1. Wake Me - Bleachers 2. West Coast - Lana Del Rey 3. Murderer of Blue Skies - Chris Cornell 4. Live Now Forever - Reality Suite 5. Disillusioned - A Perfect Circle 6. Avant Gardner - Courtney Barnett 7. Pilgrim - MO 8. Square Hammer - Ghost 9. Lost - The Damnwells 10. 400 Lux - Lorde

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    Episode 74 - MUYP Radio: Metallica Deep Cuts With Clint

    Due to last minute logistics complications from touring Ethan was not able to participate in this episode. Rather than take a week off we decided to introduce a new series called MUYP Radio. In this episode, we listen to ten of Clint's favorite deep cuts and talk about the song and why it's so special. Other topics covered in this episode:

    • The recently announced European STADIUM tour
    • The similarities between Metallica and Alice In Chains
    • The role of the ENGINEER in the recording process
    • Throwing rocks at Nickleback
    • Mike Portnoy talking shit about Metallica
    • The new Cliff Burton Documentary
    • The deep, mythological meaning of Blue Oyster Cult songs
    • ETC.
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    Episode 73 - 1985: A Year In The Life of Metallica

    Continuing on with 'A Year In The Life Of Metallica,' we bring you 1985. While the band was mostly touring, there were some very important moment in this year. The main one being the writing and recording of small unknown album called 'Master Of Puppets.' We also run through a good amount of notable shows from 1985, special moments and great quotes from fans who attended these shows.

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    Episode 72 - 1984: A Year In The Life of Metallica

    Continuing on with our 'A Year In The Life...' series with 1984. This was another huge year for Metallica. Not only did they record and release 'Ride The Lightning,' they began a relationship with Flemming Rasmussen and also took the next step toward becoming the massive metal band We all know and love by signing with Elektra. We have our friend Michael Alago to thank for that one! This was also a busy year for the boys, as they did their first headlining tour of Europe. We hope you enjoy our little trip back in time to 1984 and our first listen at Clint’s cover of “Where The Wild Things Are” from the upcoming Cover Our World Blackened, Vol. 2!

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    Episode 71 - 1983: A Year In The Life of Metallica

    The year was 1983. Not much happened, other than...Cliff played his first show, Mustaine was fired, Kirk was hired, Kill 'Em All was recorded, Kill 'Em All was released, Metallica's first US tour...yeah, so not much. Clint and Ethan run through all the great events of 1983 in Metallica world. This was Metallica's first really busy year as a band. It was a year that shaped the band into what we know them as now.

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    Episode 70 - VH1 Behind The Music: Metallica

    In this week's episode, we take a break from our Binge & Purge episodes to talk about one of our favorite VH1 shows 'Behind The Music.' The Metallica episode is clearly at the top of our list, but whoever VH1 did a 'Behind The Music' on was a great episode. There's a lot of content in this episode that we already knew, but VH1 did a great job of cramming a long Metallica history into 45 minuets. It makes us wish someone would do a 4 hour documentary on the boys. Do you remember watching this episode when it first aired live? Let us know your thoughts at

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    Revisited #8 - Cover Our World Blackened Vol. 1 (Commentary)

    Revisited is back! For this episode, we're taking a look back at our Metallica cover EP, 'Cover Our World Blackened' (Vol.1). We go through every track, telling a bit of history, talk about gear, ideas, where we recorded it and much more. Be sure and visit to learn how to get this EP!

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    Episode 69 - Live Shit: Binge & Purge (San Diego)

    Part 2 of 'Binge & Purge' is here! This week we're a few short years beyond the Seattle show and Metallica is touring The Black Album. They still have the energy of the Justice era but the set is filled with (now) Black Album classics. They even open with "Enter Sandman," which seems insane nowadays. Take a trip with us through the stacked setlist, justice medley, awkward drum solo, three encores and more!

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    Episode 68 - Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Seattle)

    It was Metallica's very first live release and they didn't hold anything back. Edited together from multiple shows, 'Live Shit: Binge & Purge' was an amazing collection of Metallica performances from one of their many peaks as a band. In this episode, we examine the famous Seattle show from August 29th & 30th in 1989. The energy from this era is unmatched. They were touring '...And Justice For All' and completely unstoppable. Each member of the band were at a musical peak and the crowd was downright intimidating. In the next two episodes, we'll be going over the San Diego and Mexico City shows.

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    Episode 67 - Interview With Jim Florentine

    If you're a fan of any type of heavy music, then you should absolutely know who Jim Florentine is. We had the honor of getting Jim on the phone to talk about everything from driving Metallica around New Jersey, his start with Terrorizing Telemarketers, Crank Yankers, That Metal Show, to Metallica and everything in between. Jim is a life long Metallica fan and may have even been in a heated arguement over St. Anger. We can't thank Jim enough for taking the time to chat with us while promoting his new book, 'Everybody Is Awful (Except You!)

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    Episode 66 - Garage Inc. (Disc 2)

    Who doesn't love Garage, Inc.? Seriously, who?! Disc 2 is a great collection of a bunch of songs Metallica covered over the years. Some ended up as b-sides, rarities and of course, on our beloved Garage Days. We burn through a track by track, , Paw Paw shows up randomly and we even discuss the wonderful world of competitive hot dog eating. ALSO - Enjoy the new Lunar Satan track" Set The Witch On Fire (Again).

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    Episode 65 - 1981/1982: A Year In The Life Of Metallica

    A Year (or two) In The Life Of Metallica! We started with 2017 and now we go back to the very beginning for this series, in which we examine every year of Metallica in excruciating detail. Since 1981 and 1982 are fairly mellow, we decided to combine the two. We run though James and Lars meeting via The Recycler, Metal Massacre, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine, Metallica's first show, the infamous LEOPARD GLOVE, all the demos from Ron's garage, NWBHM, and more! Plus we answer fan emails, talk worldview and philosophy, discuss the insane genius of Billy Corgan and even go back and listen to the very first performance of Rage Against The Machine.

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    Episode 64 - Behind The Fire w/ 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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    Episode 54 - The Best Of 2017 (Pt. 1)

    For our final episode of 2017 we combined the best bits from the first six months of the podcast. With the help of several dedicated listeners we combed through over fifty hours of Metal Up Your Podcast to sculpt what we hope is a well deserved love letter to our fans. With over 130,000 downloads, 200+ iTunes reviews and thousands of emails It's been an amazing year for us here at MUYP HQ. We're just getting started as we look ahead to 2018 and beyond! We've got a lot of special stuff planned and can't wait to share it with you all! Thank you so very much for being on this ride with us this year. We are truly honored to have your time, your ears and your friendship as we continue to celebrate all things Metallica. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to you and your family's. And, as always, we hope you will all join us in the never ending crusade to ZONE IT! Love and hugs - Ethan and Clint

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    Episode 53 - Top 10 Metallica Cover Songs

    It's time for another top 10! This week, we sit down at HQ2 to discuss our top 10 songs Metallica has covered. Our lists were pretty different but we back them both. What are your favorite Metallica covers? We've also got segments from Paw Paw and Torben. Let us know by emailing us at

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    Episode 52 - Back To The Front w/ Guest Tom Kwei

    'Back To The Front' is a very in depth look at Metallica in the mid 80's, while recording and touring 'Master Of Puppets.' If you don't own this book, what are you doing?! For this episode, we are joined by fellow Metallica fan and podcaster, Tom Kwei of Alphabetallica. All the way from England, Tom shares his insights on the book, a top 10 list of non Metallica records and we even get Tom to participate in a MUYP Triva segment. Be sure and check out Tom's podcast, Alphabetallica asap!

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    Revisited #7 - Grammy Nominations & The Mustaine Tweets

    For our latest episode of Revisited we're joined by The Brad's from Single Podcast Theory, an all Pearl Jam podcast. We sat down at HQ2 to discuss Metallica's history at the Grammy's, their two nominations for Hardwired and the latest news on Mustaine's tweets about holding up a 'No Life Til Leather' box set. If you're a Pearl Jam fan, be sure and check out Single Podcast Theory wherever you listen to podcasts.

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    Episode 51 - Interview with Michael Wagener

    Michael Wagener is a world renown producer, mixer and engineer from Hamburg, Germany with total combined sales of over 100 million albums worldwide. He’s produced and mixed records for Metallica, Accept, Dokken, Motley Crue, Megadeth, Skid Row, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. On the heels of the newly remastered Master of Puppets Deluxe Box set, we were able to sit down with Michael at his studio in Nashville to talk about his amazing career and what it was like mixing one of the greatest heavy metal records of all time.

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    Episode 50 - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct (Pt. 2)

    It's been just over a year since 'Hardwired' was released. We think it's time to give this album another episode and why not bring back everyone's favorite guest co-host, Paul Moak! We've had a year to absorb 'Hardwired' and our thoughts have changed quite a bit, since last January, when we released Part 1. What are your feelings about this album, one year later? Let us know by emailing us at metalupyourpodcastshow@gmailcom.

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    Episode 49 - Greg Fidelman (w/ Guest Paul Moak)

    This week, we're joined by our friend and guest host, Paul Moak. We talk about Greg Fidelman, producer of 'Hardwired...To Self Destruct." Paul brings his knowledge of the studio, producing, mixing and engineering to the discussion as we dissect what Greg has brought to the table for Metallica. We introduce a new segment called "Sweet Sixteen," in which we decide, once and for all, what the greatest Greg Fidelman produced Metallica song is. What's your favorite Greg Fidelman produced track? Let us know!

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    Episode 48 - Some Kind Of Monster (Pt. 2)

    Part 2 is here! We couldn't quite contain Some Kind Of Monster in just one episode. We pick back up around Kirk's anger about no guitar solos, we hear from Paw Paw and Torben, announce our Twitter contest winner and much more. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as the last. ZONE IT!

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    Episode 47 - Some Kind Of Monster (Pt. 1)

    It's Metallica's masterpiece film. Upon first viewing, you're thinking..."What happened to my band?!" Over the years of us watching 'Some Kind Of Monster,' we realized that this was an era of the band that needed to happen and we're thankful that they let the cameras in on it. It's the lowest point in their career but it's what ultimately led them to get healthier, make great records and still reign as the biggest heavy band in the world.

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    Episode 46 - The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited

    In this episode, we tackle one of the greatest EP's ever made. In between Puppets and Justice, Metallica decided to go into the studio and record 5 of the songs that most influenced them. Recorded in only 6 days, it stands as the first time we see the band as a loose rock n' roll garage band. Clint & Ethan review the EP, read fan mail and even introduce a new segment featuring our beloved Paw Paw. Email us your feedback at metalupyourpodcastshow@gmailcom.

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    Episode 45 - Cunning Stunts

    If you wrote off Metallica in the mid to late 90's, 'Cunning Stunts' is a must watch. Not only do they make sure the old school fans are happy, they absolutely destroy the songs off of 'Load.' We both agree that Metallica was in their musical prime in this era. In this episode, we burn through some facts and run through every track on this concert film/rom com...wait for it. Let us know your thoughts by emailing us at

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    Episode 44 - St. Anger

    It's finally here! Since day one, people have emailed us, asking for a St. Anger episode. Well, you got it. In this episode we list off some great facts about St. Anger, go through every track and give our thoughts...good and bad. What do you think of St. Anger? Let us know by emailing

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    Revisited #6 - Remembering Tom Petty

    What can you say about Tom Petty that hasn't already been said? Well, we don't know but we had to sit down and discuss this man's life. We have both been impacted by his music as writers, musicians and performers. Tom was easily one of the top songwriters of all time and we're forever thankful he shared his music with us for so long. Thank you, Tom.

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    Episode 43 - Kirk Hammett (Pt. 2)

    You want more Kirk Hammett? You got it! In this episode, we cover a few more things we didn't get a chance to talk about last time. Mostly, Kirk's love of all things horror. From the Orion "crypt" to his current exhibit in Massachusetts. You know we love us some kirk and had to record a part 2! Oh, there just might be a brand new segment in this one...

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    Episode 42 - Beyond Magnetic

    This was a nice surprise from Metallica in 2011. After playing each of these songs at the 30th anniversary shows, they gave us 'Beyond Magnetic.' Even though they were what was leftover from 'Death Magnetic,' these 4 songs could've easily been added to the album and we would've been happy about it. There's everything from classic Metallica, tempo changes, bold ideas, huge riffs to great lyrics. We hope you haven't overlooked this Metallica gem. Enjoy.

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    Episode 41 - Interview With Michael Alago

    We get on the phone with our new friend Michael Alago to discuss his incredible career in the music industry, from booking at the Ritz, to A&R at Elektra, his photography but most importantly, his life long love of music. Michael worked with such artists as White Zombie, Cyndi Lauper, Nina Simone, Traci Chapman and of course, METALLICA! He signed Metallica to Elektra in 1984 and worked with them until just before The Black Album was recorded. We hope you enjoy our talk with Michael and please check out his new documentary, 'Who The F**k Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey Of Michael Alago.'

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    Episode 40 - James Hetfield (Pt. 2)

    You want more Hetfield? We'll give you more Hetfield. As our favorite member of Metallica, it's hard not to add a part 2. There's so much to say about James, someone might as well start a podcast about him. In this episode, we talk about Hetfield Honey, Hot Rods, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Tattoos and more . We also read your top 5 Hetfield riffs, and ours.

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    Episode 39 - James Hetfield (Pt. 1)

    For current Metallica members, we've saved the best for last! Episode 39 is all about James Hetfield. We both agree that James is an huge inspiration to us and easily, one of the best songwriters of our time. It's safe to say that we'll need to do another episode about James. We can't limit our love for James to just one episode. Let us know your thoughts and give us your top 5 Hetfield riffs by emailing us at

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    Revisited #5 - 1991 VMA's

    Do any of you remember what a badass performance this was? Metallica played the 1991 MTV VMA's along side Mariah Carey, Vn Halen, Poison (Ugh) and many more. In our opinion, they dominated the stage that night. It was only a few weeks after the release of The Black Album and they were on fire, having "Enter Sandman" be a new song t the time. You could see the excitement and feel the energy they had for this new era.

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    Episode 38 - Reload

    It's finally here! This week we're talking about one of Clint's favorite Metallica records...RELOAD! We talk about the good, the bad, the weird and so much more. Originally intended to be a double album with Load, Reload stands on it's own as one of the great Metallica records. The guys had more time in the studio with this batch of songs and we think it shows. If you wrote this record off a long time ago, we encourage you all to sit down with it once again and give it some much needed time. Enjoy.

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    Episode 37 - EP Teaser & Emails

    If you've been paying attention, Clint & Ethan are in the process of recording an all Metallica covers EP. This EP is not available to just anyone though. If you're a Patreon supporter, you will be receiving this exclusive EP, free of charge in the near future. Also in this episode are some great top 10's you sent us, in response to our previous episode. Enjoy!

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    Episode 36 - Top 10 Metallica Solos

    You know them...You love them...You hate them? Well, make your own list! In this episode, we each run through our top 10 Metallica solos and the reasons why they made our lists. There's something to be said about solos that are timeless and can even make you sing along to them. What are your favorite Metallica solos? Let us know at

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    Episode 35 - Quebec Magnetic

    Quebec Magnetic is one of Metallica's finest live releases. Filmed over the course of two nights, Metallica gives us a Death Magnetic heavy setlist with some classics and a few deep cuts mixed in. The band is tight, energetic and rarely slows down. In this episode, we burn down the setlist, discuss different guitars the guys use and give you a preview of our upcoming Metallica covers EP, which you'll be able to get through Patreon in the future.

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    Episode 34 - Robert Trujillo

    Robert is no stranger to Metallica these days, especially that he is now their longest running (crab walking) bass player. He had some huge shoes to fill by replacing Jason, but has done it so well and brought his own flavor to the band. Robert is an insanely accomplished musician with an impressive resume in his past. We love Robert in Metallica and couldn't wait to get this episode out! In this episode, we run through the history of Robert's bands, his studio work, his roll in Metallica and so much more.

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    Episode 33 - ...And Justice For All

    It's finally here! You've asked for it and we couldn't wait any longer. The 'And Justice For All' episode is already one of our favorites. We knock out a bunch of facts, a track by track breakdown, our thoughts on the musicianship, the lack of Jason's bass tracks and much more. Let us know your thought on 'Justice' by emailing us at

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    Episode 32 - Detroit Recap

    In the final episode of the Detroit Trilogy, we welcome back Paul Moak and run through our journey to see Metallica in Motor City. We give you a play by play of our drive up there, all the fast food consumed, recording an episode at Hockeytown Cafe and of course...seeing the mighty Metallica! A special thanks to Matt and Jason who hooked us up for the show and to Hockeytown Cafe for having us! It was so great to meet a bunch of podcast listeners in Detroit. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

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    Episode 31 - Live From Detroit

    On July 12th...Ethan, Clint & Paul Moak made their way to Detroit to see Metallica. Once there, the kind people at Hockeytown Cafe let us set up, record an episode and talk to all sorts of Metallica fans. We had a blast chatting with the members of the Metallica family and losing our voices at the show.

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    Episode 30 - Ask Us Anything Pt. 1

    On our 8 hour journey to see Metallica in Detroit, we decided to record an episode in Ethan's car. We put it out there for you to ask us anything and you fired back in full force. In our longest episode yet, we answer all your questions! There might even be a cameo from one of wrestling's biggest stars...

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    Episode 29 - Lars Ulrich

    Take a trip with us to Denmark, as we discuss all things Lars! We get into so many things about our favorite (Recently Knighted) Danish friend. Without Sir Lars, there would be no Metallica. Who knows if the metal genre would have even taken off without Lars' help and we thank him for that. Love him or hate him, he is just as important to Metallica as James' songwriting. Let us know your thoughts at

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    Episode 27 - Ranking Metallica's Album Covers

    What's a Metallica album without the artwork? The cover art for an album can become an iconic flag for a band. It can be a reflection of the music that's on that album. In this episode, we run through all of Metallica's 10 studio album covers and rank them. Where do you stand? What's your top 10? Let us know at

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    Episode 26 - Load

    Metallica's 'Load' is a turning point for their fans, even more so than The Black Album. Some people love it, some hate it...some even gave up. In this episode we discuss every track, why people love or hate it, what we love and hate about it and Ethan getting to 75% love for this record. Let us know your thoughts at

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    Episode 25 - Worldwired Tour (St. Louis)

    It's Clint's turn to give us a run through of his journey from Nashville to the Snake Pit in St. Louis. A special thanks to our friend and listener, Brad Blazek, for making Clint's Metallica dreams come true. In this episode, we get to hear how Clint ended up 5 feet from Hetfield, soaking wet and having the time of his life seeing Metallica at Busch Stadium.

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    Episode 24 - Bob Rock w/ Special Guest Paul Moak

    We've got our very first guest! This week, Paul Moak (Producer/Musician) joins us to discuss Bob Rock. Was Bob the best thing for Metallica? Did Bob help ruin Metallica? We're a fan of (almost) all the Bob Rock era records. If it weren't for Bob, we wouldn't have the near perfect solo on The Unforgiven, as well as other Metallica songs that are now classics. Thanks to Paul for giving us his insight on what it's like to be a producer and for sharing his love of Metallica with us.

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    Revisited #4 - Remembering Chris Cornell

    In this episode, we remember Chris Cornell. His death was a shock to the music community. We've all been impacted by the music Chris left us with Soundgarden, Temple Of The dog, Audioslave and his solo albums. Write us your thoughts about Chris at Peace to Chris' family.

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    Episode 23 - Worldwired Tour (Philadelphia)

    On May 12th, Ethan had the last minute opportunity to see Metallica in Philadelphia, at Lincoln Financial Field. In this episode, Ethan gives a play by play of the show day, setlist, production, sound...everything. This experience only only raises the excitement for the Detroit show, that Clint and Ethan will also be attending. Don't forget to email us your Worldwired experience at

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    Episode 22 - A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica (Pt. 2)

    Here we go with Part 2! The glitz, the glamour and the hammered (Looking at you, Slash). A Year & A Half Pt. 2 is the touring cycle of the black album. We get to see the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous. Lars hanging with the creepy jail chick, underwear on coat hangers, "fucking sandwiches," a ton of great live performances and much much more.

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    Episode 21 - A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica (Pt. 1)

    This is Metallica's first time at having cameras surrounding them almost full time. Sure, we had 'Cliff Em All' to watch, but this is showing us what happens behind closed doors. Of course, behind those closed doors is what would become their biggest record to date, The Black Album. In this episode we run through the documentary and give our thoughts on things like their departure from the old sound, the addition of Jason's bass, Hetfield's progression as a songwriter, Lars' thunderous drum tracks, Kirk getting his ass kicked on The Unforgiven and of course...Bob Rock's button up shirts and turtle necks.

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    Revisited #3 - On This Day (May 1st, 1988)

    May 1st, 1988. Metallica finished recording one of their classic albums, 'And Justice For All.' In this episode of Revisited, we discuss a bit of the release, production and impact of AJFA. We also dive a bit into 'Load' & 'Reload,' because on the same day in 1995, Metallica began work on what would be those records.

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    Episode 20 - Clint & Ethan Read Your Album Rankings

    In this episode, Clint & Ethan read your top 10 Metallica records, as we did on a previous episode. You guys really pulled through on this one. We got a ton of submissions and we read them all, even those who had St. Anger at the top. Seriously, what's up with that?

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    Episode 19 - Death Magnetic

    Death Magnetic was Metallica's highly anticipated comeback record in 2008. Was is gonna sound like St. Anger? Black Album? No one knew until we started to see clips of songs surface online. Songs like "Cyanide" and "The Day that Never Comes" were released and praise to the gods of metal, we got another thrash record from Metallica! There's probably more thrash on this record than most. Some people wrote this record off because of the production quality, which wasn't amazing, however, we back it and the songs are great.

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    Episode 18 - Kirk Hammett (Pt. 1)

    We read a few fan emails and get into The Ripper, Kirk Hammett. Kirk has undoubtably left a huge mark in Metallica history. He has memorable leads and a quiet but powerful voice in the machine that is Metallica. We can't imagine this band without Kirk. This is our love letter to Kirk Hammett. We list our top 5 Hammett solos...what are yours? Email us at We'll read your lists on a subsequent episode.

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    Episode 17 - S&M

    You asked for it and you got it! S&M is one of our most requested albums to do an episode on. Easily one of metal's most ambitious live albums, it was nothing short of a hit, selling 8 million copies. Metallica took inspiration from Cliff and ventured into classical music. With Michael Kamen at the helm, all the songs we love took on new life with S&M and we're still listening to it almost 20 years later. This episode is dedicated to the memory and music of Michael Kamen. RIP.

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    Episode 16 - Clint & Ethan Rank Metallica's Albums

    Well, we finally had some audio issues. On this episode, Clint & Ethan recorded remotely and Clint's computer was being an ass...but enough about that. This is our "Rank Metallica's albums" episode! We've all done it, over and over again. We read a ton of fan mail and each read through our top 10 list of Metallica's albums. What are yours? Please let us know by sending an email to

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    Episode 15 - No Life Til Leather (Demo)

    Sure, there were a few demos before this, but 'No Life Til Leather' is what got the ball rolling with Metallica in the early days. This was the demo that got into the hands of Johnny Z, got them signed and eventually led them to get in the studio to record 'Kill Em All.' Although the songs didn't change much from the demo (other than The Mechanix), it's a great representation of what was happening in the early 80's thrash metal scene. Plus, Muscatine's leads on this? Come on...He rips. In this episode we read some fan mail and discuss the cassette that started it all.

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    Episode 14 - "What If?"

    We've all asked them. "What if Cliff didn't die?" "What If Dave wasn't fired?" "What if?!" We asked and you full force! In this episode, Clint and Ethan answer all your "What If?" questions. There were so many good ones. If we didn't get to yours, don't worry, this is definitely a topic that deserves a part 2. Thank you to all the fans of the podcast for submitting their questions!

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    Revisited #2 - Metallica's First Show

    In our second "Revisited" episode, we briefly discuss Metallica's very first show. The birth of Metallica on the stage. 35 years ago...James, Lars, Dave and Ron took the stage in Anaheim, CA. Although not the smoothest show they've ever played, it began the on stage journey to the Metallica we know and love today.

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    Episode 13 - Flemming Rasmussen

    Arguably Metallica's best producer. I mean, he did record Lightning, Puppets & Justice! Fleming Rasmussen is no stranger to the world of Metallica. In this episode, we dig into Flemming as a producer, engineer and discuss what it would be like if he produced another Metallica record in the future. Also, if you miss our church giggles...well, listen for yourself.

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    Episode 12 - Through The Never

    It's one of Metallica's best looking and sounding concert films, it got good reviews and somehow tanked at the box office. Through The Never wasn't a smash for the band but this is up there in quality and should not be skipped over. Despite some cheesy moments (Robert & the wall of CGI bass amps), we back this film and sit down to run through it, chronologically. The ups, the downs and in betweens. We also read fan mail at the top of the show, as this will become a regular thing.

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    Episode 11 - Jason Newsted

    He was the last to audition for Metallica to fill the void that was Cliff Burton. He became a fan favorite and didn't bother living up to Cliff, but carved out his own legacy in Metallica history. That's why we love Jason Newsted so much! In this episode we briefly examine Jason's music history and discuss the huge impact he had in Metallica, despite climbing uphill the whole time.

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    Episode 10 - 30th Anniversary Shows

    30 years of Metallica! 4 Shows at The Fillmore in San Fransisco! Are you kidding? We only got to witness these historic Metallica concerts on YouTube and they were glorious. Metallica stopped at nothing to make sure anyone involved with Metallica was in attendance or on stage. Mustaine, McGovney, Ozzy, Danzig, Newsted...just to name a few. It was a true fan friendly event. Clint and Ethan examine all four nights of these shows, go through all the setlists and imagine what it was like to be in attendance. We can only hope for some 40th anniversary shows and hope we can be there, as 5th members.

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    Revisited #1 - The Grammys, Gaga & U.S. Tour

    From time to time, we are going to try and cover current event news and release it immediately. To start, let's discuss the Grammy performance by Metallica & Lady Gaga. Hetfield's mic not working, Lady Gaga basically killing it, Hetfield tossing his guitar, who's fault was it and who got an earful last night? Despite the glitches, it was good to see the boys wearing it out up there and Hetfield making the most of the situation. We got some great moments between him and Gaga, for sure.

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    Episode 9 - Clint & Ethan Read Your Top 10's & Fan Mail

    Episode 9 is ALL ABOUT YOU! It's always been a goal of ours to include you, the fans. We had an outpouring of emails, comments and lists after we released out Top 10's episode. You wrote and we read it all. In this episode, we go over your top 10's and read through fan mail. This will be the first of many episodes like this. Thank you to the Metallica fans who have supported our podcast thus far!

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    Episode 8 - The Black Album

    Our longest episode yet! I mean, are we surprised? It's The Black Album! It's one of the best selling albums of all time and the best selling of the last 25 years. This is the album that would end up changing Metallica for years to come, their first with Bob Rock, arguably their best sounding album and would go on to never sell less than 1000 a this day! Clint & Ethan dive deep into this record and it's easily one of their favorites. Love it or hate it, The Black Album has made one of the biggest marks in music history.

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    Episode 7 - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

    This is our first remotely recorded episode. As you may know, we travel for a living in music and we've finally had to record outside of Nashville. In this episode, we're in Detroit and Miami discussing Metallica's latest release, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. It's strange to dive into a record that's only been out a couple months, but we're so excited about it that we just had to. We go through every track, the lack of Kirk's influence, the return of James' classic vocals, the step is Greg Fidelman the new Bob Rock and so much more. Feel free to send us your thoughts on Hardwired by emailing us at

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    Episode 5 - Cliff Burton

    How do you sum up Cliff in an episode? We have no idea, but we managed to do our best in 57 minutes. Cliff is a huge reason Metallica evolved, as they did, in the early years. We've talked about it a lot. It makes a lot of sense that Metallica went the musical route they did, post Cliff. Love it to hate it, we believe Cliff was a huge part in Metallica becoming the band you old school fans don't love. We both agree that Cliff was (and still is) the only band member that was (musically) looked up to, outside of the other three. One thing we can all agree on is that without Cliff, there's no Metallica.

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    Episode 4 - Master Of Puppets

    Clint & Ethan dive into (arguably) the best Metallica album. It's definitely Ethan's favorite. 1986 was THEE year. The record was released, Metallica supported Ozzy for 5 months, Metallica had their first gold record, The Big 4 and Alcoholica were coined, Cliff left us and we got Jason. Even if you weren't a Metallica fan in '86, this was one of the most important years of the band's history. We run through some facts about 'Master Of Puppets," a track by track breakdown...and so much more!

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    Episode 3 - Ride The Lightning

    In this episode, we tackle Clint's favorite Metallica record, 'Ride The Lightning.' We discuss the evolution of their songwriting, Cliff's influence, whether or not Creeping Death is the best song on the record, the wonderful insanity of "The Call Of Ktulu," can a thrash band write a ballad, a track by track breakdown of the record and much more.

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    Episode 2 - Kill 'Em All

    Clint & Ethan sit down to dissect all things Kill 'Em All, Metallica's debut full length album. In this episode we talk about our favorite tracks, stories from that era, Dave Mustaine being fired, a track by track break down and so much more.

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    Episode 1 - Clint & Ethan Jump In The Fire (An Introduction)

    Clint Wells & Ethan Luck are 2 musicians based in Nashville, TN who both share a love of all things Metallica. It's what caused them to be the friends they are today and start this podcast. Episode 1 is an introduction to the two of them, who they are and why they love Metallica.

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