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2009-10-04 11:17:55

An 85-year-old cancer survivor says the heavy metal group Metallica met with her before a show in Tampa, Fla. Margaret Priebe of Largo, Fla., told The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times that Metallica singer James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett all visited with her before taking the stage Saturday at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum. They were just like what I'd thought they'd be -- very nice, Priebe said of Saturday's visit. Preibe's tale of how she...

2008-09-13 21:00:12

By Jeff Miers Bands that form deep bonds with their audience grasp a double- edged sword. They benefit greatly from the loyalty of fans. At the same time, that loyalty freezes them in time, puts them in a glass case, and can make the natural unfolding of the collective art over time a painful process. Metallica, the most successful American metal band to emerge from the '80s, knows this all too well. The band's reputation is essentially based on the album's "Kill 'em All,""Ride the...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Edna Gundersen With its sinister growls, guitar blitzes and machine-gunned drums, Metallica's ninth studio album, out Friday, is drawing comparisons to a ferocious '80s streak that preceded the band's latter-day alt-rock shift. Embarking on Death Magnetic, Metallica felt pulled toward a buried lodestone: Master of Puppets, hailed as one of thrash-metal's peaks. On tour in 2006, the 20th anniversary of Puppets, the band began playing its early masterwork in full. "We decided if that's...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'