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Review and photos: Metallica rocks U.S. Bank Stadium

The first time Metallica performed in the Twin Cities was Feb. 6, 1985. They performed at First Ave (or, according to a t-shirt listing every Twin Cities show they’ve done, “The First Avenue”) in support of the Ride the Lightning album. Thirty-one years later, the metal monsters rolled into town for a show just down the road from […]

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Metallica still melt faces – just like Batman and Vivaldi

On Friday, June 23, 1989, Metallica and crew attended a public screening of Tim Burton’s Batman at the local cineplex in my hometown of Waukesha, Wisc. I was 16 years old, quite excited to see Batman, and totally unaware that we were in the presence of future metal legends. There was one seat left in […]

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