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This track about surviving through struggle includes the line "What don't kill ya make you more strong." This is a paraphrase of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's idiom, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger," from his 1888 book Twilight of the Idols.
James Hetfield has stated that he and Lars Ulrich argued at length over the title of this song. James said that he didn't like the title, but that Lars was "very adamant" about the title being what it is. He also stated that the song is now called "BBS" by the members of Metallica. (thanks, Brian - Goodhue, MN)
Death Magnetic was Metallica's 5th consecutive studio album to hit #1 in the US, selling nearly 3 million copies in the first two months of its release worldwide. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
The acclaimed jazz singer explains how dancing expands her range as a vocalist.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had 7 Top-10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.