Metallica: the beginnings
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Grant who was already mentioned in the story through the same “Recycler”. Even though the quality of their final recording had a vast room for improvement, Brian Slegel was happy with “Hit The Lights” and even declared it the best song he got for his compilation. Such turn of events made musicians themselves much more than happy, and James even changed his opinion about Lars’s skills and decided the continue their joint playing.
Moreover, Lars finally got a new set of drums and they sounded nothing like the old set did. Now the story finally comes to the name “METALLICA”. After recording “Hit The Lights”, Lars and James needed a name under which to present themselves to the world.
Back in those days, long and inflated names like today, were not in fashion, so it was quite a task picking a good name. James and Lars have gone over a whole bunch of different names like Grinder, Blitzer, Red Vette, Helldriver, and even Thunderf**k. They both really liked the name Thunderf**k and even came up with a logo for it, but censorship is censorship and they didn’t want to take their chances with this name, so they had to keep on thinking.
They finally got help with this from another Lars’s friend Ron Quintann. Ron often visited Lars, and one fall evening of 1981, he came to Ulrich glowing from happiness and told Lars, that his lifelong dream - creating his own heavy-metal newspaper – is about to turn to reality, and that all he needed was a name for his paper! It turned out that Ron already had two choices, and he couldn’t decide to pick either “Metallica” or “Metal Mania”.
Trying to hide his excitement, Lars blurted out that “Metal Mania” was way better. This famous theft happened on .Скачать