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Who's Who section of people relating to Metallica
 
Andy Battye
James Hetfields guitar roadie.
Cliff Burton
He was the bass player for Metallica from 1982 until 1986. He appeared on 3 albums before he was tragically killed in a tour bus accident en route from Stockholm, Sweden in the early morning hours of September 27th 1986. He was cremated and his ashes were spread around the bay area of San Francisco including the Maxwell Ranch.
Paul Curcio
The producer of Kill 'Em All.
Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch
Cliff and Peter are Metallica's management for Q-Prime. They have been working with the band since 1984.
Jim David
The owner of "One on One" recording studios in Hollywood. "The black album" and "...And Justice For All" were recorded there.
Mark Devito
Mark Devito (and Pushead) do the majority of the artwork for T shirts and merchandise.
Steve Doherty
He taught Cliff Berton to play the bass from the end of the year 1978 to the beginning of 1980. Steve introduced Cliff several styles ranging from Classical to Jazz.
Adam Dubin
Directed the video for "Nothing Else Matters" and the behind-the-scenes footage in the video for "Wherever I May Roam". The footage for these two videos were part of the footage from his two part documentary on Metallica "A Year And A Half In The Life of Metallica". A graduate of New York University film school.
Lloyd Grant
The first lead guitar player in Metallica. He recorded the first version of Hit The Lights for the Metal Massacre 1 Lp.  this was the only time he recorded with Metallica.
Ross Halfin
Metallicas main photographer on many of their tours. You can find his work on many of their albums, as well as in tour programmes, magazines etc. Mr. Halfin has also worked for Iron Maiden, and other famous metal bands. A book is available showing some of his more famous Metallica photographs.
Zach Harmon
Jason's bass roadie.
Wayne Isham
Directed the videos for "Enter Sandman", "Wherever May I Roam", and "Sad But True". Also directed the San Diego portion of "Live Shit: Binge And Purge" which he used footage from to make the videos for "Roam" and "Sad...". A great video director who has worked with many different artists including a great deal of work with Bon Jovi. He won a MTV Video Vanguard Award with Bon Jovi at the VMAs one year.
Ken "3AM" Jack
On the Ride the Lightning thank you list you'll find that Ken 3am is mentioned. His really name is Ken Jacobsen, an old friend of the band. He is credited in "Ride The Lightning" as Ken "3AM" Jack because according to James and Ken, they went to his apartment at 3 in the morning looking to borrow his acoustic guitar. This is the acoustic guitar you hear on "Ride...", as they could not find a guitar to sound right.
Fleming Larsen
Lars Ulrich's drum roadie. Lars is Danish, so is Fleming, and that's the reason why you can see a Danish flag on the live drum kit.
Matt Mahurin
Directed the vidoes for "The Unforgiven" and "King Nothing". Was asked to direct "One" but turned it down because he didn't want to deal with the footage from "Johnny Got His Gun". Another superb director who has worked with everyone from Motley Crue to Bonnie Raitt. Directed a number of videos for Queensryche as well.
John Marshall
John Marshall was Kirks' long time friend and guitar tech at the time of James' "accident" during the Ozzy tour. John was the natural choice to fill in for James' rhythm playing because he was familiar with the songs. John subsequently joined Metal Church, but was called to fill in for James when James got burned in Montreal 1992.
Jim Martin (ex - Faith No More)
He regularly hangs out and goes hunting with James Hetfield. Besides Hetfield singing on Jim's Milk & Blood album, they both were very close friends with Cliff Burton. That's how Jim met James. Martin also jams with Jason Newsted all the time.
Ron McGovney
A friend of James Hetfield and the first bass player in Metallica.  Ron was in Metallica for a year before Cliff Burton replaced him in 1983.
Dan Murphy
Kirk's guitar technician.
Pushead
The artist who painted the cover for One, as well as many T-shirt designs etc. His works are well known and his style is unique. He has also worked for other bands like The Misfits and is now working for Kerrang magazine. His real name is Brian Schroeder.
Flemming Rasmussen
He works at Sweet Silence studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, that is where "Ride the lightning" and "Master of puppets" were recorded. He produced (or co-produced) these albums as well as "... And Justice For All".
Bob Rock
A well known producer who has produced many top selling hard rock albums. He produced for Metallica the "black album", load, Re-Load and St. Anger. When they were looking for a new producer for the black album Lars and James flew to Vancouver to hang out with Bob Rock for a couple of days to see if he was the right person for the job, and he was. He had a big influence on the music, both on the black album and on the other albums he has produced with Metallica.
Skylar Satinstein
Lars got married to her in a small ceremony in Las Vegas. She is is a medical student specializing in internal medicine. James Hetfield was their main man.
Joe Satriani
Joe is a well know "guitar hero" and was Kirk's guitar teacher.
Andres Serrano
The image on the cover of "Load" is a photograph called "Blood and Semen III" by Andres Serrano. It was done by mixing bovine blood and the artist's own semen between two sheets of plexiglass. Kirk discovered the photo while looking through a collection of the artist's work at a bookstore.  The cover for Re-Load was also his work.
Brian Slagel
Brian Slagel is the manager of Metal Blade records, who got Metallica their first recording to be published on a compilation album in 1981 called "Metal Massacre" featured "Hit The Lights" was the song from Metallica on the album.
Squindo
Squindo is relatively new to the Metallica scene and he is a fantastic artist designing some of there t-shirts. Squindo started out by designing cartoons in the back of the Fan Club magazine So-What! After a few years he started by designing the Fan Club t-shirts.
 
Tony Smith
Tony Smith is a good friend of the band and really was the middleman in getting the fans to the band for many years. He founded the Metallica club as we know it today and was the editor of So-What magazine (the fan club publication). Tony Smith was the bands Tour Manager for many many years and probably knows as much about the band (Jason era) as anyone. Tony has a massive knowledge about all the members in Metallica but due to respect for them has decided not to cash in on this. This is something I am sure would make him a lot of money and I for one agree with his decision.
Phil Towle
Phil Towle is Metallica's performance coach. He helps Metallica discuss any issues that arise and discusses any personal problems the band may experience. He was also partly responsible for James Hetfield's realization of his need for time away in rehab. Phil has been working with the band since early 2001.
Torben Ulrich
The father to Lars was a well known tennis player in Denmark.
Alan Molder
Alan Molder engineered the Until It Sleeps (Herman Meville mix) which is available on the "Until it Sleeps" single part 2. His work can also be heard on Nine Inch Nails CD called "Downward Spiral".
Ron Quintana
The person who first came up with the name "Metallica". He asked Lars which name he thought was better for a Heavy Metal fanzine he was starting up "Metal Mania" or "Metallica", Lars said "Metal Mania" was the better choice and kept the idea of the name Metallica for himself and his as yet unnamed band.
John and Marsha Zazula
A couple from NYC, that owned a music store called "Rock'n'Roll Heaven". When John first heard the No Life 'Til Leather demo he invited the band for the first tour on the east coast (the tour that Dave was fired and replaced by Kirk). John was trying to find a label that would sign Metallica for a debut album. He didn't find any so he founded Megaforce Records which released Kill 'Em All and the first copies of Ride The Lightning.

 

 

 

 

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