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Album cover parody of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct (Limited Deluxe Edition) by Metallica
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Metalica, Metallica (After Thin Lizzy et al)


We don't support violence - James Hetfield of Metallica
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
The only band that we have never played with but have always wanted to is the Rolling Stones.
Submitted by: Travis
There are additional Metallica music quotes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • There was a music magazine called "Metallica". Lars just liked the name, and that's where they got it. Source: "VH1-Behind The Music: Metallica". Submitted by: Neto
  • It's a combination of the band's favorite things: Metal and Liquor. Hence, Metallica! Submitted by: Mike

Stupid Band Names:

  • Would you call a rap group "The Rappers"? Or a new wave band "The New Wave"? If they hadn't set the standard for heavy metal as we know it, it just would've been a big joke. Submitted by: tinyhak

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Alcaholica. Submitted by: mikopath

Known informally as: Alcaholica. Submitted by: mikopath

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Metallica's Whiplash".. We never stop, we never quit, cuz were Metallica - captain fart

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dave Mustaine""Dave has been the frontman and guitarist for Megadeth for the last 30 years or so." - GlamRockNinjaLord

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"Another song where only the part in brackets is mentioned. - Jonathan S.
"Disposable Heroes""Back to the front... You will do what I say when I say Back to the front You will die when I say you must die Back to the front You blind man" The words 'hungry heroes', but never disposable heroes - FullMoonWisdom
"Slither""Don't go lookin' for snakes you might find them Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them Haven't I seen you here before? There ain't no heroes here....No No more..." Never mention's the word slither - FullMoonWisdom
"Prince Charming"Look it's Me The one who can't be free Much to young to focus But to old to see Hey hey Look it's Me "When no one wants to see See what you brought this world Just what you wanna see.... Hey Ma! Hey Ma...Look it's Me" No mention anywhere in the song of prince charming - FullMoonWisdom
"Fixxxer"'But tell me....can you heal what father's done Or fix this hole in mother's son Can you heal the broken wounds within Can you strip away so we can start again' The only mention of fix in the song, nothing of fixxxer - FullMoonWisdom

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Metal LickerJudging by the guitars, it fits better.Glenn Rousseau
GenericaBecause their music seems so generic now!Winters
Sell-OutticaThey sure did sell out.Greg
ShinyicaA silly new name for a silly old bandDarkJon64
RetiredaSold out to top 40. Used to be cutting edge, but now appearing on an elevator near you.P.H.

There are additional Metallica new band names available.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Justice Melody""Justice Medley"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Justice Just for Girls""And Justice for All"americangirlfan8998
"Dumb Kind Of Monster""Some Kind Of Monster"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Some Kind Of Monitor""Some Kind Of Monster"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"King Nutting""King Nothing"Elon Muskrat

There are additional Metallica new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Nothing Else Matters,"A lot of other things do matterLina
"Lords Of Summer,"No one reigns over a season.GlamRockNinjaLord
"My Apocalypse,"No one can own the end of days.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Creeping Death,"Death does not move, you just die.GlamRockNinjaLord
"All Within My Hands,"You can't have everything in your hands.Yvette Bristle

There are additional Metallica literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Whip It," Devo"Whiplash," Metallica
"Searchin'," The Coasters "Seek And Destroy," Metallica
"I'm a Ruin," Marina And The Diamonds"Sad But True," Metallica
"Death of a Bachelor," Panic at the Disco"Sad But True," Metallica
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Some Kid Of Monster" originally "Some Kind Of Monster"
Jessica Childress
"Some Kin Of Monster" originally "Some Kind Of Monster"
Jessica Childress
"Lords Of Sumer" originally "Lords Of Summer"
As in the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Sumer
Jessica Childress
"No Lea Clover" originally "No Leaf Clover"
A clover that doesn't grow in meadows?
Kevin Bacon Cheeseburger In Paradise Lost
"Enter Sadman" originally "Enter Sandman"

There are additional Metallica song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Lone" originally "One"
"Center Sandman" originally "Enter Sandman"
Edyth Bowen
"Shoot Men Again" originally "Shoot Me Again"
Whatever you want to call me
"Mental Militia" originally "Metal Militia"
Their minds are their weapons.
Joe Cocker Spaniel
"To Live Is To Dive" originally "To Live Is To Die"

There are additional Metallica song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The God Chat Failed" originally "The God That Failed"
The chat room couldn't connect with God?
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Sing Nothing" originally "King Nothing"
That means don't sing at all, which is kinda sad.
"Onion" originally "Orion"
"Wherever I May Room" originally "Wherever I May Roam"
"Until It Sweeps" originally "Until It Sleeps"

There are additional Metallica song titles with a letter changed available.


Dec 17
a parody of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
I wrote this bake in 94
Reverbnation: (Mp3)
Feb 18
a parody of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
Written by Agri, Recorded by Dave, this one takes Metallica to a place I'm sure they secretly enjoy
soundclick: (mp3)
Apr 22
a parody of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
A killer sandwich tries to eat me... Uh-Oh!!! (White Bread, Light on the Mayo)
Feb 3
a parody of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
My heart will go interstate killing spree. Hey, kids, listen for this song on the Dr. Demento show Feb 12. - Robert Lund (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"One""One (Formerly Three)"Hu’s On First
"The Unforgiven""The Opposition"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Seek & Destroy""We Have No Coins"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Disposable Heroes""Disposable Russians"Dylan Baranski
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)""Planetarium"Danny.Mew
"Nothing Else Matters""Nineteen Eighty Four"Arch Vile
"Master of Puppets""Master of Buffets"Goggleboy
"Master Of Puppets.""Master Of Aykroyd"Monstermaster13
"Jump In the Fire""Jump In Ice Water"Cactus Impersonator
"Motorbreath""Sausage fest (Gigolo hubris)"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

There are additional Metallica song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Enter SandmanAmstel Lightmegan
FuelCar EnginesAndrew Darwitan
Master Of PuppetsDocumentary on Gerry Andersonpickle*
Sad But TrueNational Network Newsrocky
UnforgivenDivorce LawyersGarrett
There are additional Metallica commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Wherever I may RoamHomeless HotlineTatiana
And Nothing Else MattersNational Suicide HotlineTatiana
Hero Of The DayWounded Warrior Project Rock Maninoff
OneVietnam War Memorialcarly_carlz
Nothing Else MattersProcrastinator Helplinecarly_carlz
There are additional Metallica on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Tennessee Whiskey
   Chris Stapleton
Whiskey in the Jar
Tennessee Whiskey in the Jar
We Are
   Vertical Horizon
We Are Frantic
One Of These Days
   Pink Floyd
The Day That Never Comes
One Of These Days That Never Come
That Gamer!
Let It Be
   The Beatles
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Thing That Should Not Let It Be
Glenn Rousseau
There are additional Metallica duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Madonna combined with Metallica
or, alternatively, Metalliconna
Submitted By: ManuelNeuerFan1
Martika combined with Metallica
Submitted By: Ed
The Beatles combined with Metallica
A semi-real example. This band bases their music on that of the Beatles and that of Metallica (combining the respective bands' musical styles), and even uses mash-up titles for their songs.
Submitted By: Joe
Helmet combined with Metallica
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell

There are additional Metallica Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my penus
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell
Original Lyrics:
Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell
"Nothing Else Matters"
Misheard Lyrics:
Life for hours
Original Lyrics:
Life is ours
"Enter Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Extra life
Original Lyrics:
Exit light
"Moth Into Flame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another little racist saw the pain
Original Lyrics:
Another hit erases all the pain
There are additional Metallica misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my penus
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell
Original Lyrics:
Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell

Story about this misheard lyric by: Craig Johnson

I've misheard this lyric since 1988 (it's 2024 now).

There are additional Metallica misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Turn The Page"
Better Lyrics:
Here I am, on the road again
There I am, up on the stage
There I go, playing guitar again
There I go...Jimmy Page
Original Lyrics:
Here I am, on the road again
Here I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing the star again
There I go, turn the page
Submitted by: Cynthia Mountain
"Seek And Destroy"
Better Lyrics:
Chicken destroy!
Original Lyrics:
Seek and destroy!
Submitted by: Pesh
"Master Of Puppets"
Better Lyrics:
Master of chickens, I'm pulling your wings!
Original Lyrics:
Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings!
Submitted by: Spooty Sam & Jay
There are additional Metallica parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Master Of Puppets"
The Funny Lyrics:
Chop your breakfast on a mirror
Why They're Funny:
Strange eating behavior; normally you use dishes to place your food on.
Submitted by: Tom Foolery
"Where The Wild Things Are"
The Funny Lyrics:
You swing your a** all down.
Why They're Funny:
James says that after Kirk's guitar solo in the song. I think that line is funny.
Submitted by: I.P. Freeley
There are additional Metallica Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Seek And Destroy"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Searchin', seek and destroy...
Why They're Repetitive:
Basically, each chorus has that line repeated 4 consecutive times.
Submitted by: Chowder
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Why They're Repetitive:
since when did Metallica became a clock?
Submitted by: Shinyditto12
There are additional Metallica repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"St. Anger"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm madly in anger with you.
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you're mad, you are angry so this line is redundant. Furthermore, how can you be 'in anger' with someone?!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"The Small Hours"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Time is an illusion rising from time
Why They're Nonsensical:
What? Time rising from time? It's not Metallica's fault, though; they didn't write this song. (Some other band did; Metallica just covered it.)
Submitted by: wadded beef
There are additional Metallica nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

The Insincere Lyrics:
Land mine has taken my sight,
taken my speech, taken my hearing....
Why They're Insincere:
Although at first it may sound as though 'how can that be when he's singing the song?' but the history behind this song is that it's taken from a book where the character actually did step on a landmine and lose all those things and more, so in fact, it's not all that insincere
Submitted by: Leah
The Insincere Lyrics:
Land mine has taken my sight,
taken my speech, taken my hearing...
Why They're Insincere:
I know It's supposed to represent what the person is thinking, but someone who doesn't understand that will probably say, 'Hey, if you've lost your speech, how are you singing this song?' and sooner or later I fugured someone was going to put this lyric up here...
Submitted by: wadded beef

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Last Caress/Green Hell"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I got something to say
I killed your baby today and it
Doesn't matter much to me
As long as it's dead
Why They're Insulting:
Strangers don't kill babies.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Die, Die, My Darling"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Die, die, die, my darling.
Don't utter a single word.
Die, die, die, my darling.
Just shut your pretty mouth.
I'll be seeing you again.
I'll be seeing you in Hell.
Why They're Insulting:
This guy is singing a song that's basically telling a woman to die. It isn't just insulting. It's sick.
Submitted by: Anonymous

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"So What"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I've even sucked an old man's cock!
Why They're Inappropriate:
It's just so nasty to sing those lyrics man! And 2 it's just not a song you'll wanna play out loud.
Submitted by: Jesse

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Until It Sleeps"
The Dirty Lyrics:
So tear me open, pull me out.
There's things inside that scream and shout.
Why They're Dirty:
I'm not sure if they were meant to be dirty, but it does kind of seem dirty when you think about it.
Submitted by: Creedjaya

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

Second syllable rhymes with "pal"
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Don't Tread On Me"
Opening Lines:
Don't tread on me.
Submitted by: Jessica
Opening Lines:
Gimme fuel! Gimme fire! Gimme that which I desire!
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Damage Inc"
The Made Up Words:
Don't f*** with Razorback.
Is that supposed to be like a wrestler or something?
Submitted by: Who Cares Who I Am?

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

The Boasting Lyrics:
The show is through, the metal's gone, it's time to hit the road. Another town, another gig, again we will explode. Hotel rooms and moterways, life out here is raw. We'll never stop, well never quit 'cause we're Metallica!
The only song in Metallica's history where they mention the name of their band. Actually, pretty much all of the "Kill 'Em All" album could be considered boasting. (In live performances James chasnge the lyrics to "'cause YOU'RE Metallica!" which is a lot more generous.)
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
"Hit the Lights"
The Boasting Lyrics:
No life 'till leather. We're gonna kick some *ss tonight! We've got the metal madness. When our fans start screaming it's right! --later-- You know the band's insane. We're gonna blow this place away! With volume higher than anything today! The only way, yeah! When we start to rock we never want to stop again! Hit the lights!
They're bragging about how much they "rock" abd are better than other bands. (While at the time it was true, it still qualifies)
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
There are additional Metallica boasting lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Enter Sandman"
The Lyrics:
Hush little baby, don't say a word.
And never mind that noise you heard.
It's just the beast under your bed.
In your closet, in your head!
The song is about nightmares, and death. Also about little kids freaking out about the night.
Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Space Change:

"Enters And Man" originally "Enter Sandman"
Submitted by: Mike
"Mama's Aid" originally "Mama Said"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Master Of Pup Pets" originally "Master Of Puppets"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Just Ice Medley" originally "Justice Medley"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Whip, Lash" originally "Whiplash"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Metallica Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Creeping Death"
The Lyrics:
Slaves! Hebrews born to serve
To the Pharaoh...
The correct form is "Hebrews born to serve the Pharaoh" ("to" after "serve" makes an awkward redundancy), but it wouldn't fit in the meter if sung that way.
Submitted by: Chowder
"Broken, Beat, & Scarred"
The Lyrics:
What don't kill ya, make ya more strong.
Ugh! "What don't doesn't kill you makes you stronger." is the common phrase, but the proper phrase, "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger," is what the group "paraphrased" this quote from, which is culled from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche's book "Twilight of the Idols".
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe

Band Name Anagrams:

Call Me Tia Submitted by: James
Lilac Team Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Claim Late Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Aim At Cell Submitted by: Evan
Met A Lilac Submitted by: Reese without her spoon

There are additional Metallica Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hothead Foyer" originally "Hero of the Day"
Submitted by: Evan
"Ye Fatherhood" originally "Hero of the Day"
Submitted by: Evan
"Dime Baby Caper" originally "Carpe Diem Baby"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"A Crimped Abbey" originally "Carpe Diem Baby"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Bad Bee Primacy" originally "Carpe Diem Baby"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

There are additional Metallica Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Creeping Death"
The Lyrics:
Now let my people go land of Goshen
Goshen was the place where the Hebrews lived while under persecution by the Egyptians in Exodus of the bible, or something like that.
Submitted by: Ninjabassman

Songs That Are Banned:

"Seek & Destroy"
A Program director for a radio station made a completley unofficial list of songs that may offend/remind people of 9/11. However this list was leeked out as being an official company policy, which was not true.
Submitted by: Optimus Lime
"Turn The Page"
They banned this video because it showed a stripper stripping.
Submitted by: Giamevil

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Nothing Else Matters" Length: 6:28
One of several popular slow rock songs that peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"All Nightmare Long" Length: 7:58
Submitted by: DJ Blaze
"The Day That Never Comes" Length: 7:56
Submitted by: Jessiicah
"Fade to Black" Length: 6:53
Submitted by: jdizzy

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Whiplash" Length: 4:06
It is one of Metallica's shortest songs.
Submitted by: Travis
"Motorbreath" Length: 3:03
Submitted by: Travis

Song Title Acrostics:

MOP: "Master Of Puppets"
Submitted by: Emit Remmus

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Aid Friends Of Sanity" originally "Frayed Ends Of Sanity"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"Center And Man" originally "Enter Sandman"
Submitted by: Julia Farda
"Pastor of Muppets" originally "Master of Puppets"
Submitted by: Chazm
"Whore Tomb The Belle Foals" originally "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram
"For Boom The Hell Tolls" originally "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram

There are additional Metallica Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Names as a Word Bank:

Eat All Male Cat Lice Tamale Meat Submitted by: Chazm
Met A Lilac Submitted by: hamp
Well that's not very metal at all.

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"3 names for an EP "
On August 21, 1987 Metallica released an EP of covers of 70s and 80s glam, heavy metal and punk songs 'The $5.98 E.P. : Garage Days Revisited' on LP and cassette. The CD version was titled, 'The $9.98 CD: Garage Days Revisited'. All these versions had a sticker commanding, 'DO NOT PAY MORE!'. These same songs were released on the 1998 'Garage Inc.' compilation which had some really awful crap on it. The EP was re-released in 2018 by itself as 'The $5.99 E.P. : Garage Days Re-Revisited'.
Submitted by: Orion
"Public Service Video"
Metallica has made a public service video as part of a law enforcement publicity blitz to try to catch a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared after one of the heavy metal band's concerts.
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Napster Controversy"
In 2000 Metallica Filed a lawsut against Napster, an internet file sharing service and banned many users from the site for downloading their music for free. This caused a major backlash with fans that labeled them "corporate sellouts"
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
"Heavy drinking"
There heavy drinking in the 80's lead them to the nickname, Alchollica
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Music With a Warning Label:

"Master Of Puppets"
Some copies of the album have a warning sticker that reads "The only track you probably won't want to play is "Damage, Inc" due to multiple use of the infamous "F" word. Otherwise, there aren't any "s***s", "f***s", "p***es", "c***s", "motherf***ers", or "c***suckers" anywhere on this record." Absolutely classic.
Submitted by: =3

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Uhhhh..... must i explain?
Submitted by: You dont wanna know.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Eye Of The Beholder"
1999 film w/ Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Enter Sandman"
The Lyrics:
Something's wrong, shut the light, heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren't of Snow White
Dreams of war, dreams of liars, dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite, yeah
Imagine if you're consoling a friend after they had a nightmare and your phone goes off with THIS ringtone
Submitted by: Kerry

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