Top Ten Facts About MetallicaNikBrusk
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Haha, yeah, he loves customizing cars and motorcycles in his garage. - Metal_Treasure
I don't know about the tarot cards but there was something in his death. Metallica were on tour and because the sleeping cubicles on their tour bus were uncomfortable, on the evening of September 26, 1986, they drew cards to decide who received pick of the bunks. Cliff Burton won the game with an ace of spades and took Kirk Hammett's bunk. Several hours later, at 7 am on September 27, the bus skidded off the road, Burton was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him and killed him. - Metal_Treasure
It's also weird to know that even though Cliff was only 23 when he died, he was actually the oldest member of the band at the time. - NikBrusk
But the drummer Lars Ulrich heard it and insisted on considering the song for the album. This is a love song James Hetfield wrote while he was on the phone with his then girlfriend. The lyrics "so close, no matter how far" talk about the bond they shared even when Hetfield was on tour. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, so sad. His parents were Christian Scientists and did not believe in medicine. His mother died too young - James was only 16 years old and even his father wasn't there because his parents were divorced. The song actually wants to say "The God that failed" to cure her. He does not celebrate God's failure in the song but instead blames God - James felt that had she not followed her Christian Science beliefs, she could have survived. - Metal_Treasure
And Metallica debut album came out when both were only 20. - Metal_Treasure
Mercyful Fate was also a huge influence on Metallica.
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