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Counterbalance No. 158 Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.

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Metallica Aids in Effort to Find Killer

Metallica has been the source of ongoing contention for well over the past decade.  For the moment, it’s probably a good idea to

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Lou Reed and Metallica: Lulu

Have you ever been to a concert where the main act brings out a special guest for a song or two, and the connection is so pure that there is a palpable feeling of excitement in the room? Except in brief, fleeting moments, that doesn’t happen on this album.

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28 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

Anthrax: Worship Music

The return of the singer that made them great has revitalized these thrash veterans, putting them back on track to lasting greatness.

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Still Pulling Your Strings: ‘Master of Puppets’ 25 Years Later

Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.

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Wherever He May Roam: Mick Wall Enters Night With a New Rock Bio

Besides writing the harrowing and hilarious drug memoir of his rock life, Paranoid, critic Mick Wall has written biographies on Iron Maiden, Axl Rose, as well as the definitive 2009 Led Zeppelin biography. He talks with PopMatters about his latest book, Enter Night.

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Oi, You Alright?: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey from India to America

As an Indian PhD student at an American university, Sriram Dayanand was given a front row seat to the pre-Internet maelstrom that was the glory of rock 'n' roll. Now covering cricket for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, he details what it was like to journey from musical scarcity in India, to the rock pantheon of the United States.

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23 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica

While Ride the Lightning was Metallica’s first exceptionally accomplished recording, Master of Puppets would swiftly become recognised as their first stone cold masterpiece; their Led Zeppelin II; their Ziggy Stardust; their legacy. There would never be a Metallica album quite like it again.

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3 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Ray Davies: See My Friends

Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.

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1991: A Landmark Year for Rock Albums

Whether it was by overthrowing the old guard, engaging in self-reinvention, or by modernizing a particular approach for the new decade, change was a concept that imbued many of 1991’s seminal rock albums.

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Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela: 16 October 2009 - Riviera Theater, Chicago

Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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AUSTIN, Texas — How’s this for a funny T-shirt slogan: I waited two hours for a Metallica interview at the South by Southwest Music Conference,

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6 Apr 2009 // 4:47 AM

CLEVELAND - As the clock neared midnight Saturday and the final jam of the evening signified the end of the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of

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28 Jan 2009 // 4:20 AM

Metallica proves its metal

When most bands start focusing on death, writing about “The End of the Line” or “My Apocalypse,” it’s generally not a good sign. When

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27 Jan 2009 // 4:40 AM

Metallica too loud? Too bad, says drummer Lars Ulrich

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has seen “This Is Spinal Tap” and its comical tale of a has-been metal band overstaying its welcome. He has laughed,

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Metallica fans say ‘Guitar Hero’ versions of ‘Death Magnetic’ songs beat those of the CD

Fans of heavy metal band Metallica have been complaining that the group’s new album, “Death Magnetic,” suffers from heavy-handed distortion effects. Too bad, right?

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11 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Metallica: Death Magnetic

With Rick Rubin at the helm, the once proud metal greats attempt to recover after hitting an all-time low.

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To be honest, I still have doubts about Metallica’s upcoming Death Magnetic. Yes, I’m waiting patiently to pull the wrapper off and reveal

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Apocalyptica: Worlds Collide

Apocalyptica began their career by marching to the beat of their own drum, but the introduction of percussion brings them into the mainstream.

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