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Metallica to perform at Rock in Rio and Lollapalooza

As Metallica finishes their highly awaited new album after 2008’s Death Magnetic, the band goes on to work very hard in playing headlining concerts. The band is all set to play a handful of gigs including Rock in Rio on 9th May in Las Vegas, as well as at Lollapalooza on 1st August, in Chicago.

The hard metal band has been doing concerts since they started back in the year 1981. They hardly took any break from their fans who like to see their live performances. In March, last year, Metallica began a tour named Metallica by Request wherein the rooters were handed the freedom to vote for the tracks on setlist, with the online votes shutting down a week before to the gig so that the band can rehearse. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn The Page

“Turn the Page” was originally released by Bob Seger in 1973, his version never made the music charts, but an evocative live performance in 1976  helped  the song  become a mainstay of album-oriented rock radio stations, and still gets significant airplay to this day on classic rock stations.  “Turn the Page” is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician’s life on the road, against a slow tempo and a mournful saxophone part.

Metallica covered the song as thier first single from the 1998 Garage Inc. album and it reached #1 on the Billboard charts for 11 consecutive weeks, the highest number of weeks Metallica has ever spent at the top. The Metallica version has the same tempo as Seger’s did, but with a heavier feel typical to Metallica music; the saxophone part was replaced witha slide guitar line from Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield played a guitar solo before the last run through the chorus.

Metallica’s music video for the song  is about the life of a stripper who prostitutes herself while she is trying to raise a child.

Turn The Page (Lyrics)

Found on  Garage Inc. Album

( Originally recorded by Bob Seger )

On a long and lonesome highway,
east of Omaha
You can listen to the engines
moanin’ out it’s one old song
You can think about the woman,
or the girl you knew the night before
But your thoughts will soon be wanderin’,
the way they always do
When you’re ridin’ 16 hours,
and there’s nothin’ much to do
And you don’t feel much like ridin’,
you just wish the trip was through

(chorus)

Here I am, on the road again,
there I am, up on the stage
There I go, playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page

So you walk into this restaurant,
uh strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you,
as you’re shakin’ off the cold
You pretend it doesn’t bother you,
but you just want to explode
Yeah, most times you can’t hear ’em talk,
other times you can

All the same old clich�’s,
is it woman, is it man
And you always seem outnumbered,
you don’t dare make a stand
Make your stand

(chorus)
Ah But here I am, on the road again,
there I am, up on the stage
Here I go, ah playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page
Woah

Out there in the spotlight,
you’re a million miles away
Every ounce of energy,
you try and give away
As the sweat pours out your body,
like the music that you play

Later in the evenin’,
as you lie awake in bed
With the echoes of the amplifiers,
ringin’ in your head
You smoke the day’s last cigarette,
rememberin’ what she said

What she said

Yeah, and here I am,
on the road again,
there I am, up on that stage
Here I go, playin’ star again,
there I go, turn the page
And there I go, turn that page

There I go, yeah, Here I go, yeah, yeah
There I go, yeah, Here I go, yeah
Here I go-oh-o, There I go
And I’m gone

Whiskey in the Jar

The song “Whiskey in the Jar” was originaly a famous Irish traditional drinking song by the Irish group called the Dubliners. However Metallica’s version (form the Garage Inc. Album) is actually a cover of another cover of the same song done by Thin Lizzy in 1972. The Metallica version earned them a Grammy Award in 1998.

The song is about a young highwayman whom robs an army officer to keep his girlfriend happy and was then later imprisoned after she betrays him.

It is funny that the Metallica music video for the song  is about band playing at a high school party, witch they trash at the end of the song.

Whiskey in the Jar

Found on  Garage Inc. Album

( Originally recorded by Thin Lizzy )

As I was goin’ over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin’
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money yeah I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she’d love me, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she treat me easy

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber
Takin’ my money with me and I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Now some men like the fishin’ and some men like the fowlin’
And some men like ta hear, ta hear cannon ball a roarin’
Me I like sleepin’ specially in my Molly’s chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey in the jar-o
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Garage, Inc.

This double-disc, all-covers release could come to represent a vital turning point for Metallica. While disc 2 is a straightforward collection of every cover the group have recorded in its 16-year history, disc 1 comprises 11 new selections drawn from the oeuvres of such exciting and diverse artists as U.K. punks Discharge and nefarious Australian Nick Cave. The heavier songs, such as the Mercyful Fate medley, Black Sabbath’s “Sabbra Cadabra,” and the Misfits’ “Die Die My Darling,” prove that nobody delivers a crunching riff better than these metal veterans. But it is vocalist-guitarist James Hetfields’s confident approach toward the likes of Cave’s “Loverman” and Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” that delivers the most electricity; here his raw, heartfelt vocals are largely untouched. Given that the recharged group spent only three weeks in the studio recording these tracks, it appears that these guys have remembered the value of studio spontaneity over laborious pontificating. Hopefully, that mindset will resurface in future projects. –Steffan Chirazi

Disc: 1 –
1. Free Speech For The Dumb –
2. It’s Electric –
3. Sabbra Cadabra –
4. Turn The Page
5. Die Die My Darling –
6. Loverman –
7. Mercyful Fate –
8. Astronomy –
9. Whiskey In The Jar
10. Tuesday’s Gone –
11. The More I See

Disc: 2 –
1. Helpless –
2. The Small Hours –
3. The Wait –
4. Last Caress/Green Helll –
5. Am I Evil?
6. Blitzkrieg –
7. Breadfan –
8. The Prince –
9. Stone Cold Crazy –
10. So What –
11. Killing Time
12. Overkill –
13. Damage Case –
14. Stone Dead Forever –
15. Too Late Too Late