Our 'Year In the Life of Metallica' series is a deep dive into the activities of Metallica every year from 1981 to modern day. After dealing with the departure of Newsted and James entering rehab for the first time in 2001, this was an interesting rebuilding year for the band. Hetfield makes his first public appearance since rehab at MTV: ICON for Aerosmith, the band resumes recording the album that would become St. Anger at their newly constructed HQ, a secret club show at Kimo's is played debuting Ramones covers and new material (Dead Kennedy Rolls) and a special, fan-club gig is played at HQ where contest winners jammed with Metallica on bass. Plus guest spots with Sammy Hagar and contributions to Gov't Mule and Waylon Jennings tribute albums round the year out with one of Metallica's most unusual collaborations ever with Ja Rule. Other topics covered in this episode: - Metallica Vinyl Cub - Kirk playing the Peter Green tribute - Kirk's "Wah-Off" and Wedding Band gig - Metallica's South American tour dates - Personal updates on how we're dealing with Coronavirus lockdown - learning to play guitar by playing Metallica songs - Dave Ellefson becoming Metallica's bass player - Fan Can #5 -
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