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Metallica Enter Sandman Guitar Tab

So you want to learn guitar? Why not start off with one of the all-time greats, which is also one on our list deemed as easy guitar songs for beginners. “Enter Sandman” is a song by Californian heavy metal band Metallica. Produced by legendary producer, Bob Rock. […]

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Randall Kirk Hammett RM100KH MTS Review

The Randall MTS Series RM100KH amp head was developed with one of the world’s most influential guitar players to produce each all-tube tone of Kirk’s illustrious career. This all-tube 100W Randall amp head includes three modular tube preamps including the KH1, Kirk’s signature clean, the KH2, Kirk’s classic rhythm tone, and the KH3, Kirk’s modern lead and rhythm tone. Based on the revolutionary MTS design, this guitar tube amp head includes 3 fully modular channels that can also be changed or reconfigured to hold any of Randall’s MTS tube preamp modules.
Features

Preamp channels: 3 Modular Channels
KH1, KH2 & KH3 tube preamps
Master ControlsVolume, Density & Presen: ce
Power Amp: 100 Watts
4 x JJ 6L6GC Power tubes
Rear Panel Features:
Series EFX Loop
Parallel EFX Loop w/front panel Mix control
MIDI In/Thru
Tube Bias Section w/bias individual adjustments
World Voltage Selector
Included RF3 MIDI foot controller […]

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History of Metallica – Biography Of The Band, The Monster, The Legend

The band Metallica was formed on October 15 1981 by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Starting at the very beginning on February 10 1962 Cliff Burton was born. On November 18 of the same year Kirk Hammett was born. On March 4 1963 Jason Newstead was born. On August 3 James Hetfield was born and on December 26 Lars Ulrich was born. These are the main members in the band Metallica.

It was 1977 when Jason Newstead formed his first band Diamond with Kevin Kendrick, Todd Smiedendorf and Tom Depoy in Niles, Michigan U.S.A. it was also in this year that the Newstead family relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan. In the September of this year James Hetfield started his first year at Downey high school and befriended Ron Mcgovney who would latter become the first bassist in Metallica.

In 1978 James Hetfield joined his first band Obsession with Jim Arnold, Rich and Ron Veloz. 1979 was the year when James’s mother passed away and this led to the family relocating to L.A California.

James formed a band called Phantom Lord in 1980 – 1981 with Jim Mulligan and Hugh Tanner. It was also in this year that James first got together with Lars Ulrich. This happened after replying to an advert in local paper the Recycler where Lars was advertising to find like minded musicians. This lead to the infamous falling cymbal and bad playing experiences. James felt that he couldn’t play with Lars at his current skill level.

Ron Mcgovney joined Phantom Lord which renamed to Leather Charm but the band fell apart when the drummer and guitarist left. It was in this year that Lars persuaded friend Brian Slagel to include a band he could get together to have a slot on a heavy metal compilation LP that he was producing. Lars approached James with the idea of forming a band but this time with the offer of getting a song onto a record which would become the “Metal Massacre L.P”.

The band METALLICA is formed on October 15 1981.

On October 31 Jason Newstead and Tom Hamlin relocate to Phoenix Arizona from Kalamazoo, MI.

1982 was the year in which Metallica really took off by the end of the year they would have played their first headlining gig, changed their bass player, recorded four demo tapes and had their first appearance on an official record (Metal Massacre).

The first demo that Metallica produced was recorded in January of 1982 it was a one track demo of Hit the Lights Lloyd Grant overdubbed the guitar solo. In March the band recorded their second demo it was a three track demo one original song, the second version of hit the lights and 2 cover songs killing Time / Let It Loose. The band recorded this demo so that they could get the opening slot with Saxon at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in California.

It was on March 14 that Metallica played there first gig at radio city Anaheim in California. The demo that the band recorded proved to be worthwhile as they got the slot opening for Saxon and played there on March 28.

In April Metallica recorded their third demo tape untitled but later to be called “The Power Metal Demos” this demo tape was four original songs the 3rd version of Hit The Lights, The Mechanix, Jump In The Fire and Motorbreath.

Metallica’s only appearance as a 5 piece happened on April 23 with Damien Phillips (aka Jeff Warner). James did not want to have to sing and play guitar so the band were looking for a vocalist. James Hetfield played his first gig on rhythm guitar on May 25 at Lars High school at Back Bay Costa Mesa California. It was at this point that Dave Mustaine joined the band he came to replace Lloyd Grant and played lead guitar, the joining with Dave Mustaine brought the band allot more equipment which they needed at that time. […]

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Metallica to Release Album with Legendary Artist Lou Reed

You read that right: Modern metal’s founding fathers Metallica have recorded an album with alt-rock mastermind Lou Reed.

Although it seems like a curious combination at first—Stephanie Says Kill ‘Em All? Master of Taking a Walk on the Wild Side? Romeo Had Juliette After Entering Sandman?—Reed was the first major rocker to release an album of uncompromising (and almost unlistenable) noise rock with 1975?s Metal Machine Music. So maybe this combination was inevitable. Plus, the Velvet Underground had an album called Loaded: Was it a spiritual precursor to Metallica’s ’90s albums Load and ReLoad? (Answer: no.) […]