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Watch: Metallica on “The Colbert Report”

As a child of the ’80s, I was always told to watch out for those kids wearing the “Ride the Lightning” t-shirts, because they were usually up to no good or about to kick some tail. Fast forward 30 years, and you have a quartet ironing out their legacy in music with a new movie and live album. Last night’s Metallica interview with Stephen Colbert displayed four fun crazy guys that came across as your drunk uncles that everybody loves.

Metallica is taking a second stab at Hollywood this Friday with their 3D release of “Through the Never” on IMAX. Keep in mind that Metallica’s first movie, “Some Kind of Monster,” showed the fragile, sensitive and unstable side of the heavy metal rockers. None of that was in question last night in a rare television appearance that face melted anybody watching with spine crushing performances of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and the pulverizing classic, “Master of Puppets.”

Metallica interview with Stephen Colbert

Metallica – “For Whom the Bell Tolls”

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Metallica – “Master of Puppets”

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb