Metallica, you’re on notice

Okay, I’ve had enough. Metallica, you’re on notice.

Have you guys heard the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration? A full song, “The View,” has made it online. And it’s awful.

I’m a Metallica fan. I like Lou Reed. Even saw him live once and it was a great gig. I was looking forward to Lulu. But this song is simply not good enough, and while it’s not fair to judge an entire album on one song, if this is in any way indicative of how the album is mixed it’ll be yet another PR disaster.

Let’s have a look at the last 20 years of Metallica.

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New Chris Brooks CD!

Hey! Head over to or iTunes and get Chris Brooks’s new CD, The Axis Of All Things! I’ll post a review of the CD soon.

Chris is a ridiculously, offensively talented guitarist. Here’s a bit of info from his site (and you can check him out on Facebook too):

Chris Brooks is an Australian guitar player, recording artist, teacher and Suhr Guitarsartist based in Sydney, Australia.

With his debut solo album, ‘The Master Plan’, Chris delivered an exciting and diverse instrumental release. Forming a tapestry of melodic themes, soaring solos and fiery excursions in rock, progressive metal and rock-fusion, ‘The Master Plan’ is a must have album for fans of dazzling guitar work, imaginative songwriting, and creative arrangements. Hear for yourself why the word about Chris Brooks is spreading!

Chris’ new album “The Axis of All Things” comes out September 25, 2011!

Chris has recorded or played live with members of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force,Black Sabbath / Heaven & Hell, LORD, Steve Paoli’s War Machine, Lana Lane, Age of Nemesis, and been featured in major magazines like Burrn!, Metal Hammer, Sweden Rock and Young Guitar. Chris most recently appears on LORD’s “Set in Stone” album.