Legendary Metallica turns 40. Collected 5 unknown facts that even the fans of the group do not know about

In October 1981, unknown Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield met: one played drums, the other was a vocalist, and both got to know each other through a newspaper ad. It was this meeting that became the beginning of the history of the cult musical group Metallica, which has been going on for forty years and is not going to end.

In 1986, the band’s third album, Master of Puppets, was released, which brought the group worldwide fame. Metallica became the “face” of the heavy metal genre and forever won the hearts of not only connoisseurs of this genre, but also fans of other musical directions with its hits Enter Sandman, Sad But True, Nothing Else Matters, The Unforgiven and many others.

Throughout their existence, the musicians have received many awards, including eight Grammy awards. But in addition to this, a variety of stories happened to the group many times, which the wide audience did not even suspect. Below I have collected the most unusual and little-known of them, with some laughing out loud. Laugh and you, it is better to include discography in the background right from the first album “Kill ’em All».

1. The word “Metallica” could be called an unknown magazine about music

One day a man named Ron Quintan wanted to publish a magazine dedicated to heavy metal bands. He came up with several versions of the title of this magazine, but could not decide which one sounds better.

For advice, he turned to his friend, drummer Lars Ulrich. To the question “Which is better:” Metallica “or” Metal Mania “?” Lars replied, “Of course, Metal Mania.” And the word “Metallica” was used by the cunning drummer as the name of the new band, to which he invited Hatfield.

2. Metallica has an unrealistically large team of personal assistants

Let’s say you are a star and you need the help of a personal assistant to cope with all tasks. I think most people will be fine with two, maximum three people.

The musicians from Metallica have 83 such personal assistants. Not only does each musician have their own chef and dentist during the tour, but Lars Ulrich also has a special girlfriend who turns his computer on and off. And during the studio work, one or two psychologists supervise the participants so that the team does not quarrel during the work.

3. Metallica sues Victoria’s Secret lingerie and Guerlain

Due to the insane popularity of the songs, the band often had to defend their rights to use their music and lyrics in certain situations. But the two lawsuits are different from all the others.

In the first case, Metallica is suing lingerie manufacturer Victoria’s Secret for launching a lipstick called Metallica. The case was settled out of court, and it is still not known on what terms.

In the case of Guerlain, the group also demanded that the manufacturer rename the Metallica Special Edition fragrance to something else. The statement said that the consumer might think the group was involved in the creation of this vanilla-scented product.

4. Metallica appeared in The Simpsons and voiced dragons in another cartoon

Many have seen the entire band appear on the cult TV series The Simpsons. In the first episode of the 2005 season 18, the school bus driver Otto meets the group members at the broken bus and offers them a ride. But in the end, the musicians leave with a “real fan” in the back of a pickup, playing Master of Puppets.

However, few people know that in 2004 Hatfield and Ulrich voiced two dragon characters in the Disney cartoon.

The cartoon was called “Dave the Barbarian”And talked about a cowardly barbarian named Dave.

5. James Hetfield shouldn’t get close to skateboards

In the group’s rider, a separate item is spelled out so that there are no skateboards in the field of view of vocalist James Hetfield. The fact is that James used to skate quite well, and even becoming an adult uncle, he tries to stand on the board, if only he sees it in his field of vision.

This hobby several times led to sad consequences: Hatfield repeatedly fell off the skateboard and broke his arm twice, and the second time due to a broken limb, the recording of the album “… And Justice for All” was postponed, and participation in several shows of the upcoming Monsters of tour was canceled. Rock ’87.

6. Metallica musicians played punk in incognito bars

I’m sure you haven’t heard of a band like Spastic Children, which included James Hetfield, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett and sometimes Jason Newsted. And this is not surprising, because such a group has never officially existed.

Spastic Children was a joke project with which the musicians performed only in bars and pubs. They played punk rock, got drunk wildly, and changed instruments, so Hatfield could sit at the drums and Hammett stand in front of the microphone. I can imagine what kind of frenzy and revelry these guys were doing.

In a 2020 interview with Blackened American Whiskey maker Lars Ulrich said, “People ask: What’s your favorite Metallica record? Do you know what I think in response? Next up is my favorite Metallica record. So I always think ahead. “

So the story of Metallica is far from over, given that due to the pandemic and the many canceled concerts, the musicians are right now working on a new record.

In the meantime, we can listen again iconic albumsas well as new tribute album, released specially for the 40th anniversary of the group. Metallica rules!


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