R.I.P. Riley Gale, Metallica Producer Thought Lars Ulrich Was “Useless,” and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of August 22 – August 28, 2020
Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below:
- Power Trip frontman Riley Gale passed away at the age of 35. Read reactions from notable members of the metal community and watch a Fox News host’s stirring tribute to his late friend.
- Did you know that Post Malone can absolutely shred on guitar?
- Legendary metal producer Tommy Tritone reflected on his time making Limp Bizkit’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water.
- Producer Flemming Rasmussen thought that Lars Ulrich was “absolutely useless” as a drummer when Metallica made Ride the Lightning.
- Speaking of Metallica’s Ride the Lightning: Gary Holt was not happy when Kirk Hammett used Exodus material for “Creeping Death.”
- Speaking of speaking of Metallica: this is the single greatest Metallica bass cover of all time.
- Speaking of bass: here is Wolfgang Van Halen covering Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption” on bass.
- Speaking of speaking of bass: MetalSucks readers have voted for the ten most underrated bassists of all time.
- Here is a country music cover of Slipknot’s “Duality.”
- Rob Halford’s isolated vocal tracks are friggin’ bonkers.
That’s all for now. We’ll check in periodically over the weekend as usual and be right back at it full-bore next week.