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Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece. It was originally intended to be all one book, but it was divided into three books, and each separate book is divided into two books (confused yet?). The story actually begins in "The Hobbit," where Bilbo Baggins discovers the One Ring in Gollum's lair (which, at the time, was in a cavern within the Misty Mountains). Then in "The Fellowship of the Ring," Bilbo grants the ring to his nephew, Frodo, and then departs to start a new and relaxed life (but they soon meet up in Rivendell). Gandalf teaches Frodo that the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom for the Dark Lord, Sauron. Three rings were given to the Elves, seven to the dwarves, and nine to the men, but it was the One Ring that could mean peril to all that is good in Middle Earth if it was brought back into the hands of the Dark Lord. Frodo had to return it to the one place it could be destroyed, Mount Doom, in the heart of Mordor. Frodo originally sets off with Pippin, Sam, and Merry. They find themselves in Rivendell, where the council of Elrond takes part. Elrond adds Boromir, Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf, and Gimli to Frodo's party, and they become the Fellowship. To read of their perilous adventures through Middle Earth is to take an adventure through the ancient trees of Lorien, to journey through the dank darkness of Moria, and to wade in the waters of the sacred Nimrodel. If you're into fantasy, then Lord of the Rings is for you.
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them...
- Lord of the Rings
by 62Orion86 February 17, 2006
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Master of Puppets is Metallica's third album. It was released in 1986, which is the same year that bassist Cliff Burton died in a tragic bus accident on September 27th. Master of Puppets includes Battery, Master of Puppets, The Thing That Should Not Be, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), Disposable Heroes, Leper Messiah, Orion, and Damage Inc. It is arguiably one of Metallica's best albums.
''Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings, twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by fear, you can't see a thing. Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream: master, master! Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream: master, master!''
by 62Orion86 September 29, 2005
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Metallica is a legendary band that helped define the genre of thrash metal (though nowadays their sound can be considered more hard rock or garage than thrash). Their first lineup was James Hetfield (vocals and rhythm guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar), and Ron McGoveney (bass). Ron was replaced with Cliff Burton and Dave was replaced with Kirk Hammett and they released their first album (Kill 'em All) in 1983. The rest of their albums include Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), ...And Justice For All (1988), Metallica (aka ''The Black Album'')(1991), Load (1996), Reload (1997), Garage Inc. (1998), S&M (1999), and St. Anger (2003). During their Master of Puppets tour, Cliff Burton died in a tragic bus accident on September 27, 1986. He was replaced with Jason Newsted, and Jason left in the late 90's and was replaced with Robert Trujillo. Metallica has gone through their share of struggles and hardships (Cliff's death, James' alchohol problems, Lars filing a lawsuit against Napster, and conflicts with each other), but they have managed to withstand the test of time and give it their all. Metallica is a great band and those who disagree need to stop making a big deal about it.
Sorry to all the Metallibashers out there, because Metallica's gonna be around for years to come.
by 62Orion86 September 14, 2005
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Metallica is a legendary metal band whose music can be found under such genres as metal, thrash, and garage. They formed in California in the early 1980's with the original lineup of James Hetfield (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar), and Ron McGovney (bass guitar). Ron wasn't exactly pulling his weight in the band, and he was replaced once they discovered Cliff Burton. Cliff would only join if the rest of the band moved to San Francisco, and so they did just that. Not long after, Dave was replaced with Kirk Hammett because of his alchohol problems. Metallica released their first album, Kill 'em All, in 1983. Then in 1984, Ride the Lightning was released. It seemed the band was heading for success when they released their third album, Master of Puppets, but their career nearly came to a halt with the tragic death of Cliff during a tour bus accident on September 27th, 1986 when they were on their way to Denmark. But Metallica soon found a new bassist (Jason Newsted)and released ...And Justice For All. By that time, they had entered of world of sex, drugs, and alchohol, but that didn't affect their music until much later. In 1991, their self-titled album, which is also known as the ''Black Album,'' was released and it became their best-selling album yet. Then in 1996, Load was released, followed by Reload in 1997. In 1998, they released Garage Inc., a compilation of cover songs originally done by artists such as The Misfits, Thin Lizzy, Nick Cave, Mercyful Fate, and Diamondhead. A year later they released another compilation called S&M, which is a bunch of their songs performed live with the San Francisco orchestra, including several songs that aren't on any of their albums such as No Leaf Clover, Ecstasy of Gold, and -Human. Not long after that, James went to rehab for eight months on account of his alchohol problems. And by that time, Jason had left the band because of personal reasons and also to launch his new band, Echobrain. To add to their problems, Lars had recently filed a lawsuit against Napster because their songs were being sold online for free, therefore they were losing money. Because of that, some of their fans got angry and turned against them. James returned from rehab in time to record Metallica's most current album, St. Anger, at the Presidio, a military base that's no longer in use. Bob Rock, their producer, played bass on that album since they had not yet found Robert Trujillo, their replacement for Jason. Around this time, they released a documentary called Some Kind of Monster that talks mostly about their struggles as a band and the counseling they've gone through. All in all, Metallica is a great band that has withstood the test of time and will most likely be around for many more years.
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Cliff Burton was the most amazingly talented bassist of all time. He often merged bass playing with electric guitar playing using a wah-wah pedal. Cliff was born in San Francisco on February 10, 1962 to Jan and Ray Burton. He grew a liking for The Misfits, Mexican food, and H.P. Lovecraft. He owned a green station wagon that he often drove around the bay area with friends in, with The Misfits blasting out the windows. Cliff was a cool, laid-back guy who didn't mind going out of his way to talk to his fans. He started out playing bass for bands such as Trauma and Agents of Misfortune, and was known for his headbanging and wild stage presence. Cliff was soon discovered by Metallica, and that was when he replaced Ron McGovney and got his own place in the band, but he would only join if Metallica moved to San Francisco, which they did. Cliff's greatest masterpieces are (Anesthesia)-Pulling Teeth, The Call of Ktulu, and Orion. His career with Metallica was going great, but tragedy came with his death during a tour bus accident on September 27th, 1986. The band was on their way to Denmark when the bus supposedly slipped on a patch of ice and turned onto its side beside the road. Lars Ulrich (drums) had broken a toe and Kirk Hammett (lead guitar) had a black eye, but worst of all, Cliff had apparently been thrown off of his bunk-bed and halfway out the window, and then the bus crushed him when it had turned over. The rest of the guys, who were having a hard time coping with the tragedy, were brought to a hotel until they returned back to America a couple days later. Cliff's ashes were spread at Maxwell Ranch, a ranch where he spent a lot of his time. In 1987, a documentary of performances, interviews, and footage of the guys just having a good time called Cliff 'em All was released as a tribute to Cliff. Metallica found a new bassist (Jason Newsted) and on their next album (...And Justice For All) is a song that Cliff had written called To Live is to Die that also includes some riffs that he had written as well. Cliff Burton will forever remain in the hearts of many as the greatest bassist of all time.
Rest in peace Cliff... I'll see ya on the other side.
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1. The last four words of The Pledge of Allegiance
2. An awesome Metallica album, from 1988.
1. John had to say the pledge of allegiance in front of his class the other day. He farted when he got to ...and justice for all.
2. Three great songs from ...And Justice For All are Blackened, Harvester of Sorrow, and To Live is to Die.
by 62Orion86 April 23, 2006
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Ride the Lightning is Metallica's second album. It was released in 1984 and its tracklist is as follows: Fight Fire With Fire, Ride the Lightning, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Fade to Black, Trapped Under Ice, Escape, Creeping Death, and The Call of Ktulu.
Ride the Lightning is one of Metallica's best albums in the opinions of both veteran fans and new fans alike.
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