2412: Finish these Metallica lyrics…
No life ’til leather
We’re gonna kick some ass tonight
We got the metal ________
When our fans start screaming
A. “We got the Metal Madness,” are the words James Hetfield shouts, which is from Metallica’s ‘Hit the Lights’ from their debut album ‘Kill ‘Em All’ which turns 35 years old this July.
This was the very first Metallica song, written by James Hetfield in his prior band Leather Charm (boy, James had a thing for leather, huh?).
The song first appeared on Metal Blade’s 1982’s compilation “Metal Massacre I,’ when their band name was misspelled as Mettallica.
The ‘Kill ‘Em All’ title came about because the original title, ‘Metal up Your Ass,’ was a bit too metal for their label at the time. According to guitarist Kirk Hammet, when bassist Cliff Burton heard they they needed a new title he yelled, “Aw, why don’t we just kill ’em all?”
And that became the title.
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