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A Live Performance With Metallica


Lesson time 33:07 min

Now that you’ve had a firsthand look at Metallica’s creative process, see it all come together with an exclusive, members-only performance to close out the class.

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[PLAYING NOTES] - All right, then, here we go! And that's - A 4 count! 1, 2, 3, 4! [MUSIC - METALLICA, "WHIPLASH"] (SINGING) 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4! Late at night, all system go, you've come to see the show. We do our rest, you're the rest. You make it real, you know. There's a feeling deep inside, that drives you fucking mad. A feeling of a hammerhead, you need it oh so bad. Adrenaline starts to flow. You're thrashing all around, acting like a maniac. Whiplash! Bang your head against the stage like you never did before. Make it ring, and make it bleed, and make it really sore. In a frenzied madness with your leathers and your spikes, heads are bobbing all around, it's hot as hell tonight. Adrenaline starts to flow. You're thrashing all around, acting like a maniac. Go. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Oh, here we go! Uh, whiplash! Hey! The show is through, the metal's gone, it's time to hit the road. Another town, another gig, again, we do explode. Hotel room and motorways, life out here is raw. We never stop, we never quit, 'cause we're Metallica! Adrenaline starts to flow. You're thrashing all around, acting like a maniac. Hey! Hey! Hey! Yeah! Whiplash! And a 1, 2, 3, 4! [MUSIC - METALLICA, "FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS"] (SINGING) Make his fight for the hill in the early day, constant chill deep inside. Shouting gun, on they run into the endless gray. On they fight for the right, yes, but who's to say? For a hill, men will kill. Why, they do not know. Stiffened wounds test their pride. Men of five still alive through the raging glow, gone insane from the pain that they surely know. For whom the bell tolls. Time marches on. For whom the bell tolls. Take a look to the sky just before you die. It's the last time you will. Blackened roar, massive roar fills the crumbling sky. Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry. Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery. Hears the silence so loud. Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be. Now they see what will be, blinded eyes do see. For whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee. For whom the bell tolls. - That's a 4 count. 1, 2, 3, 4. [MUSIC - METALLICA, "MASTER OF PUPPETS"] (SINGING) End of passion play, crumbling away. I'm your source of self-destruction. Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkness clear, leading on your death's construction. Taste me, you will see. More is all you need. Dedicated to how I'm killing you. Come crawling faster. Obey your master. Your life burns faster. Obey your master. Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings. Twisting your mind, smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can't see a thing. Just call my name, I'll hear you scream, master. Just call my name, I'll hear you scream, master. Oh! Needlework the way, never you betray. Life of death becoming clearer. Pain monopoly, ritual misery. Chop your breakfast on a mirror. Taste me, you will see....

About the Instructor

With 28 albums, 8 Grammy Awards, and a home in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Metallica have been creating iconic music together for over 40 years. Now, they’re teaching what it takes to build and sustain success as a group. Get an exclusive look into their process for songwriting, building an album, and performing, and how they took charge of their creative destiny so you can do the same.

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8x Grammy Award–winning rock band Metallica teaches you the keys to communicating, collaborating, and successfully creating as a group.

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