Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Own Quiznet Quizzes: Metallica

Originally posted on Quiznet in July, 2003

1. All of us know that Lars stole Ron Quintana's suggested name for the Metal Magazine, which Ron was starting and thus arriving at a name for the band. Tell me, what did the magazine end up being called?
Answer: Metal Mania

2. Since their heydays, this song written by Ennio Morricone (for a movie) has been used by the band as an intro to their shows. Identify the song and the movie.
Answer: 'Ecstasy of Gold' from the Clint Eastwood movie 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'

3. Dave Mustaine with Lars and James wrote a song that was initially titled 'Mechanix'. The original version was included on the first Megadeth album. The song was later modified, given a new name and included in the album "Kill 'em All". Identify the song.
Answer: The Four Horsemen

4. In 1989, Metallica won a Grammy for 'One'. The first person they thanked was Jethro Tull. Why?
Answer: The first Grammy for 'Best Metal Performance' was awarded in 1988 to Jethro Tull, who by no means qualified as a Heavy Metal artist. Hence, Metallica thanked them for not releasing a 'Heavy Metal' album that year.

5. The movie clips in the 'One' video is from a 1971 movie directed by Dalton Trumbo, based on his own book. The movie is about a soldier whose arms and legs are blown away by a grenade during World War I. Identify the movie.
Answer: Johnny Got His Gun

6. On August 8, 1992, the band was opening for Guns n Roses at Montreal's Olympic Stadium when their pyrotechnics went bad. James didn't know where he was supposed to be on the stage and wound up walking into a wall of flames. He suffered serious burns and one of the band’s roadies played the Rhythm Guitar. Who?
Answer: John Marshall

7. This song was inspired by a 1976 Al Pacino film about a lawyer sick of an unjust system where innocents are killed or convicted and murderers and rapists are allowed to go scot-free. Identify it.
Answer: And Justice For All

8. Kirk saw a photo while going through a collection of an artist's work at a bookstore. Later used on the cover of 'Load', it was done by mixing bovine blood and the artist's own semen between two sheets of glass. Identify the photo and the artist.
Answer: "Blood and Semen III" by Andres Serrano

9. Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,
Apple seed and apple thorn;
Wire, briar, limber lock,
Three geese in a flock.
Connect the above mentioned song to Metallica.
Answer: The next lines of the song are -
One flew east,
And one flew west,
And one flew over the cuckoo's nest.
This is the song from where Ken Kesey took the name for his book, later made into a film by Milos Forman starring Jack Nicholson in the lead, which won the top 4 Oscar Awards in 1975. The film in turn was the inspiration for the song 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' from their album 'Master of Puppets'.



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