Liner Notes: Metallica Begins Process Of Atoning For “St. Anger”

Dec 8th, 2006 // 9 Comments

- Metallica, now old enough to enter the “credibility-restoring Rick Rubin album” phase of its career, swears that its next album is going to be influenced by Master Of Puppets. [NME]
- OutKast’s Andre 3000 will be in the next Will Ferrell vehicle, which finds the fish-out-of-water comedian on the basketball court. [SOHH]
- Tommy Lee is starting a clothing line for kids. No word on whether temporary stomach tattoos are part of the deal. []

  1. PengIn

    Rubin’s worked with the Chili Peppers and Audioslave recently. He needs to restore his own credibility before he can help Metallica out of their therapist-dug hole.

    Also, I hope Tommy Lee steps in a bear trap.

  2. PengIn

    Oh, action figure Lars looks like Eminem, too.

  3. kiteless

    Is Tommy Lee’s clothing line going to come with built-in swimmies?

  4. noamjamski

    Rick Rubin produced the hell out of the last Slipknot record. Also I have no idea what “executive producer” means, but he “executive produced” the hell out of the last Slayer album too! The RHCP record sounded good enough. It ain’t his fault if the band comes in with shit songs.

    St. Anger itself was supposed to be a return to form for Metallica, but all we got was the piccolo marching snare of doom!

    That band no longer seems to have lost all touch with what made them awesome. Somehow piecing together improv jams with sloppy first take vocals was supposed to make them sound raw and underground. No. “Jump in the Fire” was fucking raw and underground!

    Rick Rubin can’t save Metallica. A bottle of Jagermeister, the words EET FUK masking taped to Jaymz’s guitar and 100,000 screaming South American metal freaks are that band’s only hope.

  5. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Hetfield needs to get back on the sauce. You can’t be metal when you pick up your daughter from ballet practice.

  6. bruzie

    Oh, come on – I loved that bit where Lars was screaming ‘FUCK!!!’ right into his face.

    But I agree, you can’t be metal when you’re a pretentious git who has to sell his art collection for millions…

  7. Spiny Norman

    Influenced by “Master of Puppets” would presuppose that Lars and James have *listened* to “Master of Puppets” at some time in the last four years. I suppose they could always run off to Tower and pick up a copy…ooops! I guess they’ll just have to download a copy.

  8. yardameus

    Should a band strive to be influenced by an album that they put out? Shouldn’t they look to be influenced by what it was that influenced them when they made master of puppets? It’s like making a copy of a copy, or inbreeding. The more you do it, the more the flaws stand out.

  9. Josh Mock

    To go with what noamjamski was saying, wasn’t St. Anger supposedly influenced by Kill Em All?

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