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Metallica Get Grimey

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Heavier-than-thou metal titans Metallica are joining the rest of us in getting ready for the Holiday season by announcing the release of a new live album.

Hitting indie stores and the band’s website on November 29th, Live At Grimey’s was filmed in front of 150 people at Grimey’s Record Store in Nashville, Tennessee in June 2008, just before to their appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and features nine tracks of classic Metallica steel.

The Last.fm Trends team take a look at the set list and see which of the studio versions have been most popular amongst Metallica listeners.

With 149,843,856 scrobbles and 1,777,514 listeners, Metallica are one of the most scrobbled artists on Last.fm. By contrast, fellow heavy metal veterans Iron Maiden have a mere 84,157,467 scrobbles.

Sticking to old material, the Live At Grimey’s set shows a band re-visiting their roots and playing older material. Those songs have always been held in higher regard with fans, and that’s reflected by Last.fm listeners: 2003’s St. Anger has a total of 3,946,673 scrobbles while 1986’s Master Of Puppets has a huge 10,899,603 scrobbles.

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In fact, the eight and a half minute epic “Master Of Puppets” was the most popular track they played on that sweaty, intimate night in Tennessee. Clocking up 4,187,166 scrobbles on Last.fm, the track was released in 1986 and sees frontman James Hetfield exploring the theme of addiciton and the destruction that it can cause.

“Sad But True”, the sixth single from the band’s self-titled 1991 release, is the second most played track on the tracklisting with 2,942,193 scrobbles. The main riff to the song was infamously sampled by Kid Rock for his track “American Bad Ass”, which has only 199,398 scrobbles.

Make sure you’re scrobbling Live At Grimey’s upon it’s release. Visit Last.fm for more info.

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