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                      ISSUE #175, 17 May 2002
EDITORIAL. According to the visitors to my site who voted on the 
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                                           Sem Hadland (Editor)


==== HIGH MAINTENANCE! ============================================
As reported by metallica.com. On the 7th of May at the legendary 
Fillmore in San Francisco, Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas played their 
last of three shows. In the middle of the show Sammy invited his 
friend and Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony on stage. They 
played a few Van Halen songs and got the crowd goin'. After that he 
asked Michael: "Hey Michael, do you remember who was on the Monsters 
of Rock tour with us? Let's see...it was Van Halen, Scorpions, 
Dokken, Kingdom Come, and then it was .....METALLICA" 

Suddenly, Lars and Kirk walk on stage and the crowd's ecstatic roar 
would not end. Sammy introduced the band as "High Maintenance" (an 
inside joke). They kicked into 4 songs from the first Montrose album 
(Sammy Hagar's first band) - Rock the Nation, Space Station #5, Rock 
Candy, and Bad Motor Scooter. The "High Maintenance" band consisted 
of: Sammy Hagar - Vocals, Michael Anthony - Bass, Lars Ulrich - Drums, 
Kirk Hammett - Guitar and Victor Johnson on Rhythm Guitar. 

==== THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ======================================
Last week I asked for some help spell checking a Metallica book 
project I am working on. I got more than 250 replies, so thank you 
very much for the response. It was way too many to reply personally.
I have picked three persons who already have done some of the 
chapters. I will post info again here as soon as I have some news
about the book.

==== TRIPPLE M TOP 500 ============================================
"Enter Sandman" was number on in the Top 500 Rock Songs of all time
as voted by the listeners of Australias Tripple M radio channel. All 
500 songs were played non stop in a countdown last week. Here is the 
top 5 list  

        1 Enter Sandman - Metallica
        2 Alive - Perl Jam
        3 Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel
        4 Thunderstruck - AC/DC 
        5 Under the bridge - Chilli Peppers

Thanks to Mark Jeffery 

==== LARS SOLD HIS ART ============================================
On Tuesday, Lars Ulrich auctioned five paintings from his collection, 
acquired over a decade between Metallica tours and recording sessions. 
Fourteen more will be sold in London in June. 

Basquiat's monumental 1982 painting easily eclipsed the old mark for 
a work by the late artist of $3,302,500 set in November 1998 by "Self-
portrait," as well as its high pre-sale estimate of $5 million. Along 
with four other works, it added over $13 million to the bank account 
of drummer Lars Ulrich who sold the paintings from his impressive 

Last week there was an interview with Ulrich in New York Times where 
he told why he sold his collection. "This journey I've been on for the 
last 10, 15 years, started many, many years before I met my wife, and 
I feel it's time to close a chapter of my life and move on to another 
one. I have a very obsessive personality. I have two kids, and I just 
want to focus my obsessiveness on other areas." 
Q. What relation does the art have with your playing in Metallica?
A. I'm fascinated by a creative moment, trying to guard the moment from 
contrived infiltration. So most of what we've been trying to do 
musically has been to be faithful to what comes to you in the moment. 
Those are the same basics I find myself connecting to in specific 
painters, or in outsider art by guys that are institutionalized. The 
same thread runs through it. 

Q. Have you ever scheduled Metallica stuff around your collecting? Like 
if there's an Asger Jorn exhibition in Copenhagen, do you start thinking 
about studios around there?
A. I can't think that I have. On days off I've jumped on a plane to look 
at a painting. I can tell you that in the last few years it has made the 
European tours a little easier. I can walk you through every gallery or 
museum in every major city. 

Q. Are there other musicians out there that you talk art with? 
A. Adam Clayton from U2 has a Basquiat hanging in the studio in Dublin. 
Lenny Kravitz has been purchasing some Basquiat stuff. A lot of musicians 
have a connection to Basquiat because they consider his whole story to 
be rebellious. They find that fairly easy to embrace. Once you start 
talking Asger Jorn or Karel Appel, the company gets a little more 
selective. Basquiat's story is fascinating, but to me it's secondary to 
the paintings 
        Interview from New York Times

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