The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — The Black Album

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A living, breathing sonic blender of a podcast. Over eight episodes, we’ll celebrate the re-release of The Black Album (“Enter Sandman,” “Nothing Else Matters”), and the incredible band that made it. This is more than a “Making Of” look at the album. It’s the story of James, Lars, and Kirk — not just how the album got made, but why.


Episode Date
Side 6. Team. Ugly.
00:45:56

While recording this episode, Metallica coined a new nickname: Team Ugly. It’s about going from being the underdogs to selling millions of concert tickets and records – while never forgetting who they are and where they came from. Guests include: Robert Trujillo, J Balvin, Tomi Owó, David Fricke, Ron Quintana, and Brian Slagel.

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Sep 24, 2021
Side 5. Road. Warriors.
00:43:44

There are tours. And then there are Metallica tours. In this episode, Lars, James, and Kirk share what it was like playing communist Russia in front of millions – and that doesn’t include the government, who was watching them too. The stories move on to playing Day On The Green in Oakland, and at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London. Other road warriors include: Tony Smith, Big Mick Hughes, Jake Perry, Ross Halfin, Geoff Tate, and Jason Newsted.

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Sep 17, 2021
Side 4. Struggle. Within.
00:39:14

On this episode, Metallica and Bob Rock share the story of their time in the studio making The Black Album. The reality vs. the myth: It was more a “coming together” than a tearing apart – but it just took a lot of hard work and playing to get there. Guests include: Bob Rock, Cliff Burnstein, Adam Dubin, David Fricke, and Alice Cooper.


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Sep 10, 2021
Side 3. Play On. Sound Off.
00:41:09

The Black Album was a totally different beast from the quartet – lyrically, musically, and instrumentally. This episode explores the band recording together in the same room for the first time and how it changed the way they played – and in perfect alignment with the ’80s turning into the ’90s, no less. Guests include: Bob Rock, Ross Halfin, Lzzy Hale, and Bob Rock’s son, Mik Rock, whose secret role on “Enter Sandman” is revealed for the first time anywhere.

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Sep 03, 2021
Side 2. Bob. Rocks.
00:39:58

How will the band deal with bringing in an outsider? Why did they invite one in? On Side 2 of the podcast, the band enters the studio to record the Black Album with Producer Bob Rock. Guests include: Bob Rock, Jason Newsted, Alice Cooper, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and Big Mick Hughes.

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Aug 27, 2021
Side 1. See. Change.
00:42:13

Through four studio albums, Metallica established themselves as the most successful and respected band in metal. How did they get there? More importantly, what else did they have to prove? Why mess with success? This episode takes us from where it all began to moments before The Black Album was born. Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and former member Jason Newsted are joined by Ron Quintana, Brian Slagel, Big Mick Hughes, and manager Cliff Burnstein.

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Aug 20, 2021
The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — Official Trailer
00:02:50

We're one week away from the release of The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 — The Black Album. It's the story of The Black Album as only Metallica can tell it.

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Aug 13, 2021
The Metallica Podcast Volume 1: The Black Album — coming soon
00:01:10

Here’s a taste of The Metallica Podcast Volume 1. Available everywhere later this month.

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Aug 04, 2021