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Metallica US Tour With Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat

#1 User is offline   saturn 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

Tour begins right here on May 10 at M&T Stadium in Baltimore. I just might have to check this one out.

Our wedding anniversary is May 12. Think it would be a romantic Anniversary gift for my wife?
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:20 PM

Yep, no Nashville date but I bought tickets for St Louis and Atlanta
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:10 PM

Saw 'em in Fort Wayne a few years ago - somewhere I have the t-shirt. Awesome performance, though my wife's genre more than mine.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:05 AM

Saw them in '93, that'll last me.

Was enormously disappointed when "Load" came out, and they've done a remarkable job disappointing me ever since...
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Well I went ahead and got 2 tickets through the Radio Pre-sale today. Still gonna try to win some on 98 Rock though.

I'm not the hugest Metallica fan in the world, and I actually saw them way back in 1988 at Monsters Of Rock. But I really like what I've heard of the new album (I actually won it on the radio but never received it), and I really like Volbeat and I think it's cool that the whole tour starts right here in my town.

So I guess I should start working on my old head-bangin moves. :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:20 PM

Saw them once. Never again. In my mind they are a bunch of tools who used to make good metal, but now just blow. I can't belive they let the documentary Some Kind Of Monster get made. They look like such the bunch of whinny pompous arrogant rock stars they are. F-them.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 16 February 2017 - 03:20 PM, said:

Saw them once. Never again. In my mind they are a bunch of tools who used to make good metal, but now just blow. I can't belive they let the documentary Some Kind Of Monster get made. They look like such the bunch of whinny pompous arrogant rock stars they are. F-them.


OK. I'll try to have a good time.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

Their first 4 records were part of my life back then, they changed with the black album but everything else did too.

Now all these metal fans say they feel betrayed when in reality sales for ALL Metal albums dropped like a brick in the early 90's now every fan claims to have stayed the course, I guess they did but did not buy albums or went to shows.

I did not like when they went from Thrash Metal to Heavy Metal because despite a lot of good songs they did not capture the excitement. The black album is a fantastic album but it is a Heavy Metal album.

I do like Death Magentic and the new album is OK, half is great half is boring.

If I went only to shows of bands that have better output than they did 30 years ago then I would go to zero shows.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

Never was a fan, I really can not name one song they have done. I hope those who like them enjoy the shows. I like a lot of bands others do not like but I still have fun seeing them.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:16 AM

An historically significant band no matter how you look at it. Synonymous with Thrash Metal, and then the Black album being so successful with a broader audience. Personally it's only the three Cliff Burton albums that I enthuse about - they were genuinely new and exciting to us pre and early teens in those days - but others will prefer what followed I'm sure as it became more 'accessible'. I'm sure the show will be well produced with a great PA system and you'll enjoy it for what it is.

As an aside, I can't say I've listened to them to any degree, but I remember A7X being the darlings of the guitar magazines quite a few years back - didn't realise they are still going. Maybe I should have another listen sometime.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:53 AM

View Postsaturn, on 16 February 2017 - 05:13 PM, said:

OK. I'll try to have a good time.



Not saying you are not going to have a good time. I just think they are lame, and don't make good music anymore. Look at what Lars tried to do with Napster. Now what Napster did became a reality and beyond.
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1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
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2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
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2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:07 AM

I got my tickets for Baltimore. This should be a great concert.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:26 AM

I don't mind going if a once-great band tours an album that is just okay, or even bad. Not even if they've done that for the last 30 years. It's just that I don't go if they start releasing albums that I think are so bad and/or bland that I get nauseous.

I've tried getting into the new album, seeing as "Death Magnetic" had some (just some) okay stuff on it. I've listened to it multiple times, and all I can remember is I like "Moth", the blatant Maiden rip-off in "Atlas, rise" is embarrassing and horribly executed, and the rest is... nothing. I couldn't hum you a bar, because, in my opinion, there's nothing there. It's so bland, it simply doesn't register. Whereas, say, "Load"... It's not album 1-4, but I could hum you the songs, and I don't think they're TERRIBLE - most are pretty good, but at that time, we were still measuring against the 80s albums.

But hey - that's me.

And in all likelihood, FZ.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

 FZ Fan, on 17 February 2017 - 02:53 AM, said:

Not saying you are not going to have a good time. I just think they are lame, and don't make good music anymore. Look at what Lars tried to do with Napster. Now what Napster did became a reality and beyond.


What reality is that? An industry where record labels make all the money and the artist gets shafted?

Please elaborate.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

Haven't cared for an album past Justice. That is just me. Many bands eventually loose the hunger and desire they started with. I know a musicians job is to make music but what they are shleping I ain't buying. If you think Metallica are the greatest thing since sliced bread pay your $ and go see them I hope for your sake it rocks.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:47 AM

 Pinch, on 17 February 2017 - 08:26 AM, said:

I don't mind going if a once-great band tours an album that is just okay, or even bad. Not even if they've done that for the last 30 years. It's just that I don't go if they start releasing albums that I think are so bad and/or bland that I get nauseous.

I've tried getting into the new album, seeing as "Death Magnetic" had some (just some) okay stuff on it. I've listened to it multiple times, and all I can remember is I like "Moth", the blatant Maiden rip-off in "Atlas, rise" is embarrassing and horribly executed, and the rest is... nothing. I couldn't hum you a bar, because, in my opinion, there's nothing there. It's so bland, it simply doesn't register. Whereas, say, "Load"... It's not album 1-4, but I could hum you the songs, and I don't think they're TERRIBLE - most are pretty good, but at that time, we were still measuring against the 80s albums.

But hey - that's me.

And in all likelihood, FZ.



FZ doesn't like anything, really. But yea if you don't like a record or a band there's nothing that's going to make you.

Metallica will sell out every show, AX7 are awesome live too and Volverá are a lot of fun. That's good for the metal genre.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

You are right I hate all music and my vinyl and CD collection I have acquired over the years prove it. What I don't like are bands who were once exceptional and on the cutting edge and now just phoning it in. Quite the opposite. I love music just not sub standard garbage. I am a huge Zappa fan but even he has put out stuff I loath. You have to look realistically and be fair and call a t-urd a t-urd.
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2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

I am just yanking your chain because you seem to be crabby a lot but I get it.

I stopped listening to Def Leppard after Pyromania...but I just bought tickets to see them again, I saw them back in the day and well, I'll just focus on the songs I do like, should be a good time.

As for the new Metallica, like I said I like half the album, the other half I skip.

My favorite track is an instant classic.

http://youtu.be/m46Z0-HXySo
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:24 PM

View PostRiffster, on 17 February 2017 - 02:36 PM, said:

I am just yanking your chain because you seem to be crabby a lot but I get it.

I stopped listening to Def Leppard after Pyromania...but I just bought tickets to see them again, I saw them back in the day and well, I'll just focus on the songs I do like, should be a good time.

As for the new Metallica, like I said I like half the album, the other half I skip.

My favorite track is an instant classic.

http://youtu.be/m46Z0-HXySo



I saw DL open for Kiss a few years back and they were better than I expected. Never been a huge DL fan. High 'N' Dry was a good album. Me and my son both got custom guitar picks from the guitarists from DL when they threw them into the crowd.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth J Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:03 PM

I first heard Metallica back when I was in high school. I didn't hate or dislike them, but they weren't really on my radar. I considered myself somewhat a metal head, but was more into the older bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Scorpions etc. Also like some of the American party bands like Van Halen, RATT, and KIX. I heard some of their songs from other people who had albums or what few songs got some airplay.

I actually like Metallica more from The Black Album forward, when most "real" fans thought they sold out or whatever. I still have never owned one of their albums. But I thought they started writing "songs" at that point. I never was much into that thrash, speed, death metal or hard core stuff. To me, those bands weren't so much making music or writing songs. I'm sure many will disagree, but it sounded to me like those bands were creating fast, angry noise that caused awkward kids to slam into each other and jump off stages and such. Honestly, my crowd kinda laughed at those guys, even though I did have some friends who were into it. I used to lump Metallica in with those type bands.

IMO Metallic didn't get soft, they just grew up. I never saw the documentary, but what I've heard from everyone I know who did see it, I'm glad I haven't. Again, I'm not anywhere near their biggest fan, and they probably wouldn't make my Top 10 list. But I am looking forward to seeing this tour while they are older, but still playing at a very high level. Much older, and they might start looking silly doing this stuff. :rolleyes:
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