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Throwback Tuesdays: Metallica "Nothing Else Matters"

It's Throwback Tuesdays and with the release of Death Magnetic this past Friday, I'm sort of in an old-school Metallica mood. This song off the "Black Album" has always been one of my favorites because of the raw honesty and emotion behind it. I know some metal fans think it's cheesy and marks the end of the true Metallica grit that metal-heads fell in love with during the 80s, but what can I say...I just like it.

I remember being a kid and not knowing anything about metal until I heard the songs on this album like "Enter Sandman," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Unforgiven" and then instantly recognizing that good music is good music. It's been a long time since there was a universal excitement about Metallica but undeniably, it's back right now.

Thus far, Death Magnetic, their latest album produced by Rick Rubin, is reported to have sold close to 500,000 copies already, despite the fact that it came out on Friday and has only been on sale for 4 fucking days! So enjoy a little Metallica today people. Even though this is officially a Throwback Tuesday post, here's the newest Metallica video for their song, "The Day That Never Comes."

-- Jonathan Cunningham

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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