music / interviews: yasha wallin
Meet Our Motley Crew
Photo: David Black
Favorite thing to do in Detroit? Play at the Magic Stick, get drunk, and then go bowling. First record/album you owned? I think it was Korn, Life is Peachy or Deftones, Adrenaline. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? Watching kids crowd surf all the way to the front, evade security, get on stage, and then stage dive back into the crowd before they get caught.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Adam Pierce, drums: I always make it a priorit y to go downtown and eat at Lafayet te Coney Island. Bes t coneys on the planet! First record/album you owned? Metallica, Kill 'Em All. What is the best part of performing/being on stage? Looking out on the crowd and seeing the emotion that music brings to people.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Slows Bar BQ for food and Sugar House for drinks! First record/album you owned? Charly: The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Pitchin: Michael Jackson, Thriller; Julien: Ice Cube, Amerikkka's Most Wanted; Thomas: Metallica, Master of Puppets. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? You finally get to share the music you've written in your studio or on the road with thousands of people and feel the insane energy that emerges from this. There's something electric, magical about it that nothing can beat.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Scot t Hill, guitar: We never get enough time to look around. We played St. Andrew ’s Hall and that was a great show. I think that was in Detroit? I would love to see Eas y Ac tion live at a club in Detroit seeing as they are one of my favorite bands! Or Negative A pproach. First record/album you ever owned? KISS, Hotter Than Hell. [It was] the first record I bought with my own money. I bought two copies because the record came with a big sticker and I wanted two of them: One to put on my skateboard and one to put on my bedroom wall. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? AMPLIFIERS turned up loud!
Favorite spot in Detroit? I enjoy urban exploring, through the many abandoned buildings and landscapes of the cit y. My favorite bar is Foran’s; favorite restaurant is a tie bet ween Slows Bar BQ and L afayet te Coney Island; my favorite venue is The Works. First record/album you ever owned? Either Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd or Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. I was influenced early on by my father’s choice of music and he made it a point to show me the good stuff. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? Knowing that what you are doing is making people happy, and if even one person is dancing or has a smile on their face, then I have done my job. Favorite spot in Detroit? Tiger Stadium or Comerica Park as it is now called. First record/album you owned? Sly and The Family Stone, Dance To the Music. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? Making the audience connect with the way we are connecting with each other on stage.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Excision, producer: Slows Bar BQ downtown, so good! First record/album you ever owned? Prodig y, The Fat of the Land. What is the best par t of performing/being onstage? Seeing people just absolutely raging in the crowd, whether it's jumping around, moshing, crowd sur fing, or headbanging in your own space. Seeing that energy just sends our performance to the next level.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Tim McIlrath, lead vocals: We used to always play at The Shelter and then St. A's and after the show we'd walk down to get pizza at the Greek place about a block away. Almost ever y show ended at that place. If we can catch a Tigers game before a Fillmore show, that ’s always a good time. I remember a dude on stilts breathing fire when I think of Detroit. Who is that guy? First record/ album you owned? One of the first records I ever bought was Metallica's Ride the Lightning. Still a favorite. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? The best part of playing is connecting with the audience. It doesn't happen every show, but when it does, it's magical.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Jason Decay, vocals/bass: I once played Blondies with Halloween. We parked the van under a security camera and sat at the bar and watched it on T V. First record/album you owned? Jason: Either Metallica, Kill ‘Em All or AC/DC, Fly on the Wall. Myles Deck, drums: It was a local Halifax band called Cleveland Steamer. I showed my parents and they were like 'um...' I guess they were pretty hip to know what a Cleveland steamer was. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? Jason: The danger of not knowing how it’s going to go. When it goes off without a hitch, the sound, performance and audience, it’s the best feeling. And getting to all the wimps in the back! Myles: The adrenaline rush that you get knowing that this could be a train wreck. And even though things of ten come close to going off the rails, they rarely do.
Favorite spot in Detroit? Hiran Deraniyagala, guitar: Some of my favorite places are Mercur y Bar, which is by the old train station. Sgt. Pepperoni's has really good pizza by the slice. The Magic Stick is an awesome venue for bands, it's also right by the Majestic Theatre, which has had its fair share of killer shows! Cork town Tavern is a cool dive bar that has had some great underground metal and punk shows. Bat tlecross has tore up the ups tage area a few times. First record/album you owned? Green Day, Dookie. What is the best part of per forming /being onstage? The rush and energ y of interac ting and enter taining the crowd. Being onstage is more than just playing the music, it ’s about performing and how you react to the audience. I always loved bands with live energy so I feel it ’s important to emit the same on stage. You have to show people what you're really feeling and they'll grasp onto that immediately. It ’s such a rush seeing people singing along to the words, moshing or just plain ol’ headbanging. Playing live is my favorite part of being in a band!
Favorite spot in Detroit? I like Majestic, we usually park our tour bus out front and eat food and drink beer. First record/ album you ever owned? I think I bought Sesame Street as a kid? But Michael Jackson, Bad was my first real record. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? The energy made up from a massive crowd all vibing of f the same feeling. I like creating a space and time where ever yone enjoys being together.
June 8–9, 2013 Belle Isle, Detroit, MI For tickets: www.orionmusicandmore.com Follow us: @Orionmusicmore
Map* *Places of interest as told by your favorite bands to the left.
Corktown Favorite thing spot in Detroit? Ben Weinman, lead guitar: I love to go gamble at the casino. Then I go to this Greek restaurant across the street. First record/album you ever owned? Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi. What is the best part of performing/being onstage? I love pushing myself physically while still expressing myself artistically.
Favorite spot in Detroit? I have played the Majestic Theatre a few times and had a blast ever y single time. The energ y level is always through the roof! First record/album you owned? It was a cassette tape of the Beastie Boys when I was super young. What is the best part of performing / being onstage? My favorite part of being on stage is playing a new tune for the first time and seeing the reaction of the crowd. When it hits like you hoped it would, there's no better feeling for a producer/DJ.
1 Slows Bar BQ 2138 Michigan Ave
4 Mercury Burger and Bar 2163 Michigan Ave
2 Sugar House 2130 Michigan Ave
5 Corktown Tavern 1716 Michigan Ave
3 The Works Club & Grill 1846 Michigan Ave
Photo: Dimitri Coats
Favorite spot in Detroit? Chuck Dukowski, bass: Rippin' some jammz is far and away my favorite thing to do in Detroit. First record/album you owned? Cream's Wheels of Fire. I still have it. "White Room," "Politician," "Crossroads," etc. What is the best part of performing/being onstage: The pure, intense, unadulterated involvement in the moment. It is an amazing feeling. Looking forward to getting there and doing it in Detroit again after something like 30 years. Last time I collapsed off stage soaking wet with sweat shaking with an epic fever. I only know because a friend told me about it.
Magic Stick / Majestic Theatre / Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizzeria & Deli 4140 Woodward Ave
On June 8 and 9, Metallica's second annual Orion Music Festival is taking over Detroit's historic Belle Isle with 30+ bands playing over two days of pure adrenaline. "The Orion Festival is a way to show Cliff Burton respect," Metallica's Robert Trujillo says of their band's missed comrade. "Orion" was Burton's baby, a complex instrumental piece with many layers. And just like the song, the festival is multilayered, with a car show organized by James and legendary custom builder Rick Dore; Hit The Lights Films—a tent with movies handpicked by Lars; Kirk's Crypt with a whole lot of gore; and Van's Stage and Vert Ramp where you'll find Robert shredding with team riders. Because we know you can't wait until the festival to get a full dose of Metallica and their motley crew of conspirators, we're bringing them to you early, with this paper that's chock full of interviews, facts, and fans. And don't forget to get your tickets to the festival at www.orionmusicandmore.com. You don't want to miss the most insane thing Belle Isle has ever seen.
Table of Contents 2.
Meet Our Motley Crew
thrashing for a living:
Pedal to the Metal:
My Genre Is Better Than Your Genre:
Metallica's Top 10 Fans
metal family tree:
Metal and Muscle Cars RobertTrujillo and Tony Trujillo Chad Smith and Abe Cunningham Metallica Songs in Numbers
Detroit Techno vs. Detroit Rock Kustom King
Zombies, Chainsaws and More 1966–Present
Masthead Publisher: Orion Music + More
Editor: Yasha Wallin* Creative Director / Designer: Emily Anderson*
Favorite spot in Detroit? Freest yle bat tles under 8 Mile road signs. First record/album you owned? Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence, Glassjaw. What is the best part of performing/DJing? House Hands.
Greektown Casino 555 E Lafayette St
Lafayette Coney Island 4 118 W Lafayette Blvd
St. Andrews Hall (The Shelter) 431 E Congress St Foran's Irish Pub 612 Woodward Ave
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James Hetfield: Metal and Muscle Cars Sometimes Metallica plays smaller venues to promote an album, other times you’re at the largest venues known to man, like those at a festival. They all have their own charm. We tr y to connect with the audience regardless of how many people are out there. I mean, stadiums are a reality for us, but we want intimacy. Ideally, we love eye contact, and sweating on people, and it ’s easier to do that in a smaller club, but we try to do it everywhere. The Orion Festival must be a tremendous under taking. Why would you want to get involved in that side of the business? We’ve been playing other people’s festivals for so long now. We did two, maybe three Woodstocks, and plenty of festivals in Europe. They’re a rite of passage and they’re historical. We wanted to create something like that in the States where we’re not focused on one par ticular fanbase. We wanted to curate some bands that are doing great stuff, so that someone could step out of their listening comfort zone and hear something new.
I was going to say that three hundred cars doesn’t make much sense. Having thirty cars is still too much. I can’t even imagine the anxiety of having to choose which car to drive out of three hundred of them. I’m curious about the legacy of Motor City and what that means to you. When people say "Detroit," they mean Motor City. For me, American [car manufacturing] was on top of its game in the '30s, '40s and '50s, and that’s my favorite time for car collecting. All those muscle cars—the Mustangs—they’re all coming back now in fashion. I’m also fairly patriotic, and Detroit feels very much the epitome of that in the car category.
along, but I’m tr ying (laughs). Just being a dad, and being a musician—you’re on the road, you miss your family. But then you’re home and you miss the road. Those people who come out to my shows are my family, too. The music world is not nur turing the headlining band like it used to. Bands like Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers are mentor bands, not fledgling acts. That’s a great point. Back in the day, headliners were raised and nurtured. The ultimate goal for a band was to be at the top of the bill. You had to play a lot, tour for years, and work really hard at it. Through that
There are some newer bands on the roster like, Death Grips. What advice would you give to young artists with one or two albums out looking to make a career out of this? You have to play from the heart, and it ’s got to feel right to you. If you’re signed to a label and the label isn’t into it, then walk on. The times have changed though—we were lucky to hook up with labels back in the day when they respected the art. They didn’t get involved in artwork, in songs, in everything we did. They trusted us. But even today, and even then, you need to build up trust.
Before you ever put out the Black Album, was there a sense that it was going to be as big as it was? I think that any band who doesn’t think their next record isn’t the next big thing has lost the plot. For us, we’ve been extremely fortunate and we’ve always put our best foot forward. Whether it was [producer] Bob Rock’s involvement, the album cover, the time when people were really into rock...whatever it was, we were on tour for three years promoting that record. It was a combination of hard work, a good album, and getting in people’s faces about it.
Why not put out music independently now that you have the fanbase? We want to concentrate on touring. We don’t want to waste time on the business side. We want to play everywhere in the world and we’re only [now] getting into some countries that never otherwise allowed us in.
There’s a Metallica Museum at the festival. What can you tell us about that? We’re going to have gear from all the dif ferent eras, posters, artwork...stuff people never had access to look at before and see. There’s also a custom car show at the festival. Where did your passion for cars come from? I read that you have three hundred cars at this point...? Oh, no. Not that many. I do have 300 guitars though. I only have 30 cars...
Metallica played with Slayer on the Big Four tour. I was curious if Slayer’s guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s death affected you at all? He was the same age as you. For someone in their 40s to pass away is not right. But to be a par t of one of the last shows he ever played...it hits home. Jeff, for me, was a ver y shy guy. He reminded me a lot of me. Similar age, we went to similar high schools. We were technically rival bands in a small industry trying to out-riff each other. But yeah, having lost him so soon after we worked together was a weird moment for sure. You’re a member of the NR A . What do you think about the country ’s dialogue on gun control right now? I love my guns. I love that my dad handed them down to me, and I’m taking care of them. To me, though, some of the gun laws definitely don’t make any sense, but also the Second Amendment is very important to me. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth. Both sides are operating on a fear base. As an NRA member, I don’t think we need to be afraid that if we compromise on some things, [they] are going to change so much. I don’t want to make it easier for someone to have an assault weapon, but I also want to be able to protect my family.
How involved were you in the band curation? There’s a natural pecking order in our band, no matter what we’re talking about. Some voices are louder than others. But it's our festival, so we all had an opinion.
Who stands out from the festival line-up for you? I’ve always been a Rocket From the Crypt fan and the fact that they’re back together is a very exciting thing for me, personally. Scream Dracula Scream is still one of the most solid rock records in my collection. The Deftones up on stage battling on after losing a key member. I like the Dropkick Murphys a lot.
Park in England as a young band and then coming back as a headliner. That was a victory of sorts. We entered another realm.
What advice can you give a young metal head? If you want to make music, get together with some people you get along with and make some music. Make sure they’re like-minded people and share the same passion in their heart. Metal, for a high schooler, may not always be the cool thing but if it speaks to you, then stay true to it.
You just released your own Vans sneaker. I’ve worn Vans or as long as I can remember. I’ve probably gone through fifty pairs of white slip-ons. I think it’s pretty cool to collaborate with a company that you've been a fan of for a long time. I come from California and that’s what I grew up with. You’re a rock star, but you’re also a dad. How do you deal with those two sides of yourself as a member of Metallica? It’s a weird thing to be two distinctive and separate people. And they don’t always get
came your character, your stage presence, and learning how to be. But because record companies are the way they are, they don’t seem to want to nurture the same way. I do see it happening more in the alternative rock world, though. Way more than in the metal world. Your AC/ DCs, your Metallicas are getting older. And we’re getting less and less of them. Do you remember your first festival headlining gig? I should know this...but I don’t. Man...I do remember playing Donington
You’ve always been very personal about your life in the lyrics; whether it ’s alcoholism, or the loss of your mother. Do you ever detach from the lyrics and try to narrate? I think if they’re your words, and they come from you about you, people will identify with them more than they would if I wrote a story about someone else. Making something up is not as interesting to me. I’m interested in forgiveness, sin, pain, things that have happened in my life. If I’m doing that, then I’m doing it right. I should say before we go that as a child the video for "Enter Sandman" always frightened me. Then I know I’ve done my job (laughs).
5 James Hetfield is a man’s man. Maybe it ’s his towering presence, or the inadvertent bravado that comes with fronting the most popular and formidable metal band of all time. Or perhaps it ’s his hobbies: guitar collecting, vintage cars, and hunting with one of the guns from his personal armory. Or it could be Hetfield’s distinctive growl— an amalgamation of anger, maniacal joy and impassioned realness. This is why every year millions of fans line up to see him take center stage and command an ocean-like crowd with ease. We talked to James—or "Papa Het" to some—about Metallica’s legacy, nurturing lesser-known acts, and of course, cars and guns.
James playing his white Flying V guitar Photo: Kevin Hodapp
Ticket to see Metallica, Madrid, 1996
James with Pyro display Photo: Jeff Yeager
James Biting Record Photo: Wayne Vanderkuil
2012 Group Shot Photo: Ross Halfin
1986 Live Shot Photo: Ross Halfin
Posters, Flyers and Tickets from the Metallica archives
skate zone / interview: Robert Trujillo / Yasha Wallin on backup
Thrashing for a Living Tony Trujillo Most people just talk about skating and playing as hardcore as Tony Trujillo. The Vans team rider brings his own brand of aggressive thrashing to his board and his band Bad Shit, which he started with his wife Ashley and skate legend Jake Phelps. With an allegiance to metal it was only a matter of time that Trujillo, who went pro at 16, would meet his heroes in Metallica. And given Robert Trujillo's love of skating, it was natural that these brothers from different mothers (nope, they're not related) would collaborate—skating together and playing with Ashley as The Trujillo Trio. Here, we let Robert ask most of the questions when we caught up with Tony somewhere in the Midwest on Thrasher's Skate Rock tour, rolling deep with a crew of 40.
How did the two of you meet originally? Tony: The Vans connection. Robert: Long story short, we were approached by Vans to do something with the company in terms of a shoe, for Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning. We were connected through [Steve] Caballero and the Half Cab because Steve is a Metallica fan. Each member of Metallica had a shoe model. And it evolved to like, let's connect with a team rider from Vans, whether it's the skate team or the surf team or the snowboard team. And the natural thing was to connect Tony and I because we're both musicians, but I have a connection with skateboarding in the past, I’m still skating. Tony: Hell yes. The skating, and the Trujillo name! Rober t: The name, yeah. We might be distant cousins, you know, from back in New Mexico! There's a lot of interesting things going on between us. I remember when Tony you had your first shoe out, and there was some really good press on you. That was happening around the same time that I actually got in the band! You know, I went through my audition and then I landed the gig with Metallica. So simultaneously there are these two great situations happening in the world of skateboarding, in the world of music, heavy metal and hardcore music. So I always actually thought, "Someday I'm going to meet this guy." Then I find out Tony's wife played drums and she's a kickass drummer—I mean insane, like a cross between Bill Ward from Black Sabbath and Dave Lombardo from Slayer, you know? So I was like, 'We gotta do something with this!' And Tony had great ideas. You've got great riffs and great arrangements, and I was like, ‘I want to be a part of that.’ Tony: Yeah, just, it all came together. It was going to happen someday and just – whoop! – all the pieces fall in and there I was. We ended up getting the kids together in Atlantic City and that was fun too.
The Trujillo Trio performing at Orion 2012. Photo: Xeno 2. Tony Trujillo Frontside Ollie Photo: Xeno 3. Robert Trujillo on the Vans Ramp, Orion 2012. Photo: Xeno 4. Tony Trujillo, 2007 Photo: via Wikipedia ( Thanks: xenophotography.com)
Skating ain't all
You guys both collaborate with your wives in creative ways. What is it like working with your significant other in that capacity? Tony: It's amazing! We were married on skate rock five years ago and we celebrated our five year anniversar y on skate rock in St. Louis. Shot guns, skated, went mudding, shot fireworks and played a show! She skates, she plays drums, she shreds, and not many people get to take their wives on the road with them. She actually contributes a lot of energy and positivity and it's great. Robert: Definitely. Same here with Chloe. Chloe's constantly involved in her art and even music. I've played on some of her music. It's all about creativity, whether it's music or art or whatever, you know. We have a good time together. With the shoe model for Vans, I thought it'd be a great idea to incorporate the Aztec calendar because I have basses that she actually did her woodburning art on, and I thought it worked for the shoe. I feel honored that Vans has become a collaborator with Orion through skating and surf culture. Last year, you guys were out there tearing it up on the ramp and The Trujillo Trio was able to play some music. It was a testing ground. And this year, the stage is now incorporated directly into the Skate Zone, so it's all hand in hand. Bands will be playing and, guys will be skating and it will all flow together. We got the Skate Zone, my man! Tony: I'm looking forward to it. I just got ankle surger y, a few weeks back. It's healing slower than it's supposed to so I don't know if I'm going to be skating like I want to. I'm having a hard time [out on tour now] because I'm not able to skate. A nd I'm not drinking, pretty much. So I'm just kind of on the back burner, watching all this go down. Watching good skating go down, watching people party, and I'm just kind of out of my own element right now.
Robert: You're being tested, and that happens in life, you know? You get these transitions as you get a little bit older you go through them for a reason. You've got to adapt. We all go through that, so don't feel bad. I know it hurts to watch your buddies skate, and get medieval but I think it's happening for a reason and you'll come out of it. Your ankle's going to heal, and you'll get over not being hammered or shitfaced. Who likes hangovers, right? Tony: Yeah, I know. I was having problems just like, my fucking lyrics: 'Sick and tired of being sick and tired,' and that was for real. How fucking long can you go for? It’s been a long ride, since I was 14 years old. Robert: It's a good transition, especially when you got family. Tony: Yeah, the kid, too. He doesn’t need to see that shit. I grew up with my dad drinking a lot around me. It's kind of passed on to me seeing it, thinking maybe that's okay for people to do, but I don't want to pass that along.
Robert: I commend you on that. You're going to have a lot more opportunities with a clear mind and now that you're doing a lot of music, too, I think that is going to only blossom. It's going to intensify for you. At Orion, like, I'm playing four shows, man! Two each day. Like, James and Lars are like ‘Oh my God, dude, you're crazy.’ So
everybody's kind of got their lifestyle thing going on at Orion, and it's like, well, I guess I'm meant to play, you know what I mean? I see it as a challenge, but if I was like, getting hammered, nonstop… Tony: You couldn't juggle all that. Just the par t ying last night, there was a cop on horseback, my friend Andy got pulled out of the bar and talked to like a fucking child, and they let him go. People love the abuse. We're not just serving it out. We're taking it ourselves, and asking for more. You know, skating ain't all fucking roses. We just want to bring a little bit of the pain we bring to ourselves onstage. We hurt ourselves on purpose. And I mean, we don't play for money and shit. We just play because we love skating and we want to hype up all the skaters in your town. We're fucking stoked to be out doing it. We're picking up gigs out of no where, just through, social media and what not. ‘Come to our town and play, we've got f ree beer! ’ People in the skateboarding world are pret t y friendl y. T hey just want people to come through and tell us what their town is all about and what their skate scene is all about. Anywhere you go in this world, there's a skater. Regular people, they go on vacations and stuff and they don't have connections or stuff anywhere. We can go anywhere, we can travel anywhere, just pick a place and we'll be taken in. Robert: Tony, in this day and age, it's hard to find true hardcore punk rock disciples that are out there carrying the flag and keeping it real. That's what you do with your people. You and Ashley are out there delivering the goods for real. I mean it's not fronting or anything. You guys live it, you eat it, you drink it, you sweat it, and I've seen it firsthand. With myself, and James and obviously Mike Muir and all these cats, we all come from that. It's in our DNA. In Ozzy's band—it was a great experience, but, you know, you're flying on a private jet and you're staying at Ritz-Carltons and all that, which is fine, but I've got to reconnect with that hardcore. For me to reconnect with the energy that you're going through right now, all the craziness, its healthy for me. It's great to see you carrying that torch now.
7 On Metallica's website Robert Trujillo is described as "cheerful." That's a surprising description for a man most associated with 10 years of thrashing as the bands' bassist, and prior to that with Ozzy Osbourne, Suicidal Tendencies, and Infectious Grooves. But this level headed Southern Californian is absolutely sunny offstage. Onstage it's a different story, as Trujillo is a true performer, serving up his skilled basslines with raw energy and artistry. Add style, rhythm and a strong connection to his bandmates and you've got the complete package.
Robert Trujillo lot of people don't know that, but he is a master of the instrument, in terms of writing and composition. With Ozzy I learned a lot because the bass playing on Ozzy's music was very unique. When I first joined Suicidal Tendencies , I was more of an R&B funk-oriented player. I went to a jazz school before that, and all of a sudden I'm playing in this kind of punk hardcore rock band with a lot of relentless energy. Now with Metallica I'm learning again. The music is ver y, ver y challenging. There's a lot of this gallop technique that happens in Metallica that is really customized to James Het f ield and his st yle of playing. The arrangements can have a lot of twists and turns. And now I'm challenged by Metallica's music and t wo hour shows. I've never done shows beyond an hour f ifteen really. When I first joined the band I got tendonitis of the knee because whatever I was doing conditioning-wise was not working for this band. I had to regroup and restructure my regimen. I started to do more yoga and had to get more acupunc ture. So I ’m learning to become a better performer and taking on the challenges that Metallica brings, because the challenges are enormous.
Why did you guys decide to call the festival "Orion"? There were a few different names, but Orion seemed to really make sense, especially with the connection to Cliff Burton. He was a lover of many styles of music, and he was such an iconic figure in the world of Metallica. The Orion festival is a way to show Cliff Burton respect. Orion, as you may know, is a very special song—and it was kind of Cliff's baby. Orion has everything to do with the stars and the universe, but also to Cliff and his energy. Tell me about the hazing process of joining Metallica 10 years ago. You were put on the spot when you had your initial audition with them, with T V crews filming and ever ything. Was that pretty ner vewracking? Yeah, it was. Prior to that I was working with Ozzy Osbourne, and he had a TV crew that was following him around. I was able to escape that because obviously they were interested in him. So all of a sudden I'm in this situation where I'm kind of the main attraction and I was not going to be able to dodge those cameras. It wasn't so bad, I kind of got used to it. I think it was positive for ever ybody but at the time, it was a bit irritating. I remember being in my room and I was sleep deprived, working on [learning] an abundant amount from the catalogue and the new material from the St. Anger record. The camera crew knocks on the door and they come into my room and I just lost it. I just started jumping on my bed and acting crazy with this weird tirade slash slam dance moment. I was just frustrated. And then I see it's in the film but they're doing it in a way where it's like ‘Oh, he's excited! He's having a good time!’ (laughs) And I'm like, ‘That's not what was happening at that moment!’ But it ended up being a great film.
Do you feel like being in Metallica versus playing with Ozzy Osbourne has given you more of a voice? Absolutely. When I first joined the band there were these meetings they would have. Most of them business related. I had no idea that this even happened in the world of bands like Metallica where, you know, the bass player's actually going to be asked his opinion. In Ozzy's band I didn't have an opinion. I don't even know if Ozzy had much of an opinion at that time. He trusted his management team and people from the label. So I was never a part of any inter views. I went from doing a lot of press and interviews with the Infectious Grooves and Suicidal Tendencies and all of a sudden I join Ozz y's band and I don't have to do that anymore. But then there's times where I wanted to have a voice. I wanted to be a part of the writing, the songwriting. Which happened, but it took some time. But the situation with Oz z y like that was a dream come true, in a way. It was something that I had always wanted to do when I was younger. You set your mind to cer tain things, and sometimes they become reality. But after a while, I definitely missed being in a band and having a voice and being able to contribute creatively which is what Metallica has allowed me [to do]. They have a lot of respect for me, and I appreciate that. And that happened right from the beginning. How do you think your musical s t yle has evolved in the 10 years playing with Metallica? I'm for tunate to be able to learn in ever y situation that I've been involved with. When I was working on [Alice in Chains’] Jerr y Cantrell's album back in 1999, he became like a teacher. He knows how to write really amazing bass lines. A
You’re a pretty active surfer, which is a different mental state than the one you must be in when per forming on stage. Does having these two outlets keep you balanced? Yeah, sur fing for me is therapeutic. It keeps your cardio up, and keeps you fairl y limber. A lot of times when you're out there alone, and you've got a lot of things to think about, you end up thinking about a song. You start singing or you start banging on your board different drumbeats, and you get different effects— sonic effects with the water. Kirk loves the ocean, too. About 25 years back, Kirk would have never gotten up at 8 a.m. to go for a surf. Kirk would have been going to sleep at 8 a.m. So for me to join Metallica at a time when Kirk was really getting into surfing was a blessing.
I’m learning to become
a better performer and taking on the challenges that Metallica brings
Your first gig with Metallica was at San Quentin prison. Was that different than any thing you've ever done? It was ver y surreal. I was like, 'Am I really here? Am I really playing with this band? Am I really, you know, in San Quentin? ' [ This] craz y, crazy prison, and that's my first gig! Like here, welcome to your new world. That was a wake-up call. It's like getting thrown into the ocean when you barel y know how to swim, and it's like ‘Okay, figure it out, man.’ Is there one song that has been the most challenging for you to learn? In Metallica you've really got to take a lot of initiative and try and stay ahead of the game. At some point a couple years in I was like, I'm going to star t learning songs they don't even know just to stay ahead of the game. Maybe someday we're going to play ‘Call of Ktulu’ so I'm going to learn ‘Call of Ktulu’ now because maybe a year from now we might be playing it. And three years later they said, ‘Let's play 'Call of Ktulu,'’ and I said, ‘Okay!’ But the song that's the most challenging for me to learn we haven’t actually played yet. It's called ‘ The Frayed Ends of Sanity’ from the And Justice for All album. The other song would have been ‘Dyer's Eve.’ Are you excited to go back to Detroit and play? Yeah! People talk about Detroit as being a wild and dangerous place, but I've always had great times in Detroit. I've played some great shows there. Detroit was a place where you've got to be careful because the audience is hardcore. They want to slam, they don't have patience, they want to get crazy. There's extra attitude out there. They really, really give. 1. and 2. Robert Trujillo performing Photos: Ross Halfin
8 music / chad interview: ken miller / abe interview: yasha wallin
Pedal to the Metal
As Abe Cunningham puts it, "Drummers are the best." We think so too. That's why we've dedicated a spread to them. Usually positioned in the back, we're giving them their much deserved time upfront, mostly because we wanted an excuse to catch up with Cunningham and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith.
All Deftones photos: 13th Witness
Chad Smith has two homes, five kids, one celebrity twin, and more musical side projects than anyone could reasonably keep track of. Most famously, he has been the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers for 25 years. A Midwestern native, Smith grew up listening to both classic Detroit funk and the city’s furious hard rock groups.
Growing up in the Midwest, were you more influenced by Detroit funk or hard rock? Both...and ever y thing in bet ween. God bless the Motor City! Describe the first time you ever played with Flea. It was an explosion, like a bomb went of f in the room, I swear to god. We don't have a ton of verbal musical conversations; we have an amazing telepathy that can come only from playing together almost 25 years. Yes, he and I have played a lot of notes together. Red Hot Chili Peppers has recorded with Rick Rubin and one of the Beach Boys. What role does surfing and surf culture have in your music? Ha! Sur fing and sobr ie t y k inda go toge t her, don' t t he y? There are a lot of people searching for the same peace and honest y that our music is about. You'd be hard pressed to find a band that writes in the peaceful honest way we do—completely together in one room, super organic, no hierarchy, all democratic—trying to reach that musical goal of all being in the moment. RHCP has already had a couple of huge all time radio hits. What is it that keeps you motivated?Playing music is what I was put on this planet to do ... There is no greater motivator. I'm so lucky.
You have five kids—how do you balance that and touring? I see my children as of ten as I can and we all have Sk ype accounts, thankfully! My children are each delight ful growing individuals and I am honored to walk this earth with them. Do you get nervous or excited when you get back on the road to tour? Are you kidding me? (laughs) This is what I do! It’s my oxygen. I love it and we are so excited to play our new album for the world. In your spare time, you record with a lot of young bands. Do they teach you anything or do you teach them? There's a great band from New York Cit y called Outernational that Tom Morello (of Rage A gains t t h e Ma c hin e) an d I produced recently. It was a blast soaking up their energy and maybe I gave them some wisdom! (laughs) Since you also play with a lot of classic rock musicians, is there anyone who has particularly inspired or influenced you? I grew up an English hard rock/blues junkie. Deep Purple, Zep, Cream, Sabbath, Humble Pie, Queen and The Who—those were my early favorites. Still love ‘em. Do you get asked about hats in ever y inter view? Not as much as I get asked about my twin brother [Will Ferrell] separated at birth.
Playing music is what I was put on this planet to do.
Most music critics reserve a special spot for the Deftones because despite seven studio albums, their sound still doesn't fit neatly into any one genre. The band has been through a lot in the last few years, with the untimely car accident and passing this April of bassist Chi Cheng. The tragedy has made them stronger, with a deep appreciation for where they are in their lives and as musicians. In an airport lounge, on his way to play in Japan, we spoke to Abe Cunningham, Deftones' drummer, whose style, like the group's, knows no limits. Do you have a favorite spot in Detroit? Over the years we’ ve been there many, many t im e s . I don ’ t wan t to e x ag gerate, but we’ve been there probably 5,000 times (laughs). But never to Belle Isle, it ’s supposed to be beautiful. It ’s such a wild cit y, man, with so much histor y, and it ’s on the rebound too. It ’s pretty crazy how when we first star ted going there in the early ‘90s you’d be downtown and there were just blocks of skyscrapers that were vacant. It’s just such a weird change of the times. It’s a great town. You came out with a new album pretty recently, and it ’s gotten great reviews. How was it to put the album out at this period in time? We ’re at a really good point in our lives. Its like anything in rock 'n' roll, there have been ups and downs over the years, a rollercoaster ride as they say, but that ’s life. Chi’s accident, about almost f ive years ago was a huge turning point for us in the way we worked and the way we go about living life. We’re just stoked to be here, stoked to be healthy, really happy to be able to do this for all of these years. So, you know, the new record was great. The past couple albums we’ve made were really joyous processes, so we’re finally getting it together. You don’t often hear that putting out an album is a joyous process … Don’t get me wrong. We’re brothers: we bicker, we fight, we spit, but there’s a lot of laughter. We’re just really appreciative of what we have these days. We always were, but when things happen such as Chi’s accident and his death, it definitely makes you stop and take deep breaths and look around.
Did Chi’s accident and ever y thing that happened change how you worked to gether as a band? Yeah, but I also think it was well overdue. We had spent time living life, and screwing off, and wasting time. It just really brought things into focus, as it should. But I think the four of us, and with Sergio, the five of us, were just ready at that time to have it be back to square one. It was obviously a major tragedy, but it was also a catalyst for us to snap into action. So in that way we’re appreciative of each other and what we have and our lives outside of this, and we’re just enjoying life. You grew up in a musical family. How did your step dad and your father who were both into music shape what you’re do ing today? I grew up on the coast in Mendocino, California. And my mom had a restaurant, so I grew up in a kitchen, and at shows and on stages. But yeah, I was surrounded by great music and great people from when I could first crawl to now. I had a great family and there was always music playing, and just a loving, fun environment: [I was] a little hippie kid from Mendocino. It takes a lot of courage to commit to music completely. Was there one defining moment that you decided this is what you were going to do? I guess I was lucky in that aspect that I’ve always known what I wanted to do. Not ever yone does. I just fell in love with music and drums, and ever y thing about it. And also at the same time, my father passed away when I was ten. And he was a musician, but of course he had to work and do things to make ends meet. When he passed away I was able to do what he always wanted to do.
Set List Hit the Lights The Four Horsemen Motorbreath Jump In The Fire (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth Whiplash Phantom Lord No Remorse Seek & Destroy Metal Militia
Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning For Whom the Bell Tolls Fade to Black Trapped Under Ice Creeping Death The Call of Ktulu
Battery Master of Puppets The Thing That Should Not Be Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Disposable Heroes Leper Messiah Orion Damage, Inc.
Blackened ...And Justice for All Eye of the Beholder One The Shortest Straw Harvester of Sorrow Dyers Eve
516 289 87 116 859 148 223 1354 77
RIDE THE LIGHTNING
MASTER OF PUPPETS
*songs played less than 10 times not included
KILL ‘EM ALL
Every Metallica Song and the Number of Times It's Been Played Live*
303 1263 1047 21 1377 76
1426 262 869 137 107 43 285
...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
1986 228 124 1283 89 726 34
Enter Sandman Sad But True Holier Than Thou The Unforgiven Wherever I May Roam Don’t Tread on Me Through the Never Nothing Else Matters Of Wolf & Man The God That Failed My Friend of Misery The Struggle Within
Was Metallica an influence of yours? Definitely. On many, many levels. Skateboarding and Metallica are the reasons why we’re a band. Being from Sacto, which is like an hour and fifteen from the Bay Area where
You have kids, will you encourage them to pursue music as well? I do. I have two boys, who are 10 and just about 15. There is always gear around the house, drums and guitars, if they want it. But I never wanted to be one of those pushy dads that said, "Do this." So whatever makes them happy, that makes me happy. But they’re total jocks. Which is kind of funny because I wasn’t. But that ’s where they get their thrills from. What’s your drum kit like these days? It’s beautiful (laughs). It’s sort of the same thing I’ve always played, Tama and Zildjian, the same set. But I just had a new one made with this color. I call it Cunningham Blue. It’s like a sky blue. And it’s gorgeous. And I beat the shit out of it.
77 357 733 17 220 1015 249 88 18 17
Ain’t My Bitch 2x4 Until It Sleeps King Nothing Hero of the Day Bleeding Me Wasting My Hate The Outlaw Torn
Fuel The Memory Remains Devil’s Dance Low Man’s Lyric
10 243 338 71 158 100 13
210 44 65
Turn the Page Die, Die My Darling Whiskey in the Jar Helpless The Wait Last Caress Green Hell Am I Evil? Blitzkrieg Breadfan The Prince Stone Cold Crazy So What? Killing Time Overkill
82 114 27 58 28 791 11 731 80 305 32 149 308 18 65
If you could define your drumming or musical style, how would you summarize it? Obviously our band is a metal-based band. I’m certainly not a metal drummer. I love metal drumming and I love metal, but I’m not a metal drummer. If anyone asks me what our band is like I say its rock 'n' roll. It’s sounds too simple, but from the very get-go we never had any real parameters. Stephen, our guitarist, his tone was and is a staple chunk of our core sound. We’ve left it open so we weren’t trapped into doing one thing. The only thing we planned back in the beginning was to have no boundaries. Other than that it was just to do our thing and get to the next town over.
there was all kinds of great music there in the '60s/'70s/'80s/'90s. And Metallica was one of those bands. Their work ethic was [incredible]—they just went, and went, and went. We obviously looked up to them in many ways, but especially the fact that they toured everywhere all the time. You can’t just go to New York and Chicago and L A. You have to go to Grand Rapids—you go to people’s towns and they’ll never forget that. So those dudes were doing that on so many levels, the way they went about things, their scruples, they did it their way and they are now the band that can do whatever they want, any time anywhere. It’s still an inspiration. Skateboarding and Metallica, that’s what brought us together.
Frantic St. Anger Dirty Window The Unnamed Feeling
That Was Just Your Life The End of the Line Broken, Beat & Scarred The Day That Never Comes All Nightmare Long Cyanide The Judas Kiss My Apocalypse
No Leaf Clover (S&M) I Disappear (Mission: Impossible II soundtrack) Hell and Back (Beyond Magnetic)
165 31 17
And you pursued the drums. Do you think drummers get overlooked more than other band members? I think bass players do! Drummers are a funny breed. It’s not really about competition—we’re not out trying to outshred each other. I get to slap the tubs for a living. And what a great way to alleviate anything you’ve gone through throughout the day or the week. And what a great workout, and what a pleasure. I mean, it’s primal. It keeps me very at ease and levelheaded throughout the rest of the day because I’m able to let it all out for a couple of hours. So drummers are the best.
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I love metal drumming and I love metal, but I'm not a metal drummer.
art / interview: orion music + MORE
In the last couple of decades, Shepard Fairey has used popular political, social and cultural figures as inspiration for his unique brand of street art. Music has also always been important and he asserts his connection with Metallica started early on. In 2012, he designed the first official Orion festival poster and it was so good we asked him to do it again this year. He drew upon his love of metal and Metallica as a starting point for some of the awesome work you see here.
What is your connection to Metallica? When did you first begin making work inspired by them? I discovered Metallica in Charleston S.C. in 1985 when the guy who did a one hour "Punk-O-Rama" show on public radio threw in Metallica’s "Fight Fire With Fire" from the Ride The Lightning album. I loved the song and bought the full album. I quickly picked up Kill ’Em All as well and tried to convince my punk friends that regardless of the punk v s. met al fac tionalism, we could all jump in the mosh pit together for Metallica. I met some resistance on this front, but even punk purists got the punk /metal crossover memo when Metallica covered the Misf its on the Garage Days Revisited EP. Metallica blasted through cultural barriers. Back in high school and college I made a few handmade Metallica tees drawing with Sharpie or doing hand-cut stencil screen-prints. The first official Metallicainspired art I made was a couple years ago when I was asked to be part of the "Obey Your Master" art show at Tony Alva’s galler y. I made a piece inspired by the song ‘Disposable Heroes’ because I love the music and message of that song. The band liked what I did for that art show enough to invite me to do the Orion Festival poster last year, and I’m psyched to be part of Orion again this year. How did you approach this year’s Orion artwork? What's your process like? The direction I took could be summed up as ROCK! I was in the lab experimenting with a Molotov cock tail of rock iconography and flavors. I like that the Orion lineup is diverse, but all the bands rock. I recently saw a secret FL AG show with original members of Black Flag and it blew my mind. If I can deliver visual power in my Orion poster that is 1% of the audio power of the bands on the bill, the poster might melt eyeballs. My process is a combination of hand illustration and digital layout after I scan my illustration.
2013 Orion Music Festival Poster
Shepard Fairey Photo: Valerie Macon via SPIN
Art from Art Show From "Obey Your Master" exhibition at A Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012
What ’s your favorite Metallica memor y? My favorite Met allica memor y is meeting the w hole band at the ‘ Obey Your Master’art show. I DJed the opening party and it was awesome to get compliments on my ar t and song selection from both Kirk and Lars. James and I talked about how crazy it is that Metallica formed 30 years ago! I also enjoyed talking to Lars about his awesome performance "playing himself " (in the theatrical sense, not the hip-hop sense) in the movie Get Him To The Greek. Lars and I stayed in touch, which led
blasted through cultural barriers to me working with Orion. Metallica are long time heroes of mine, so it is pret t y surreal to get to work on projects for them.
The Motor City is full of wonderful characters with great stories waiting to be discovered. We dispatched photographer Glenn Glasser —a Detroit virgin—to discover this as we tagged along with him over a 24-hour period, to meet the locals.
photos: glenn glasser
Taking a breather in the sun after giving us a letterpress lesson Signal–Return Letterpress Workshop
Cooling off after being our tour guide The ice cream truck outside the Motown Museum
These sausages are called "Widow Makers" Bert's restaurant in the Eastern Street Market
music / Text: Arye Dworken / Illustrations: stefan Knecht
My Genre Is Better Than Your Genre
Ever since Berry Gordy transplanted the legendary Motown label from Detroit to Los Angeles, two genres have been duking it out as the soundtrack to Motor City. In one corner, you have Detroit Rock 'n' Roll; in the other corner, Detroit Techno. But if you had to pick one sound to represent this great industrial city, what would it be? Detroit Rock for its unrepentantly irreverent spirit, or Detroit Techno for its futuristic innovation? We broke it down, and we'll let you decide:
vs. Juan Atkins:
the father of Detroit Techno Drum machines Glowsticks Roland TR-909 Inspired by: Kraftwerk and George Clinton Men in DJ booths
A DJ takes offense to your lack of movement
Ecstasy: The feeling, or the drug
Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson and next generation Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin Turntables Groupies Vinyl records
Techno City by Cybotron:
The first recorded use of the word "techno"
Revitalized Detroit Techno in the '90s Retroism
This guy was serenading shoppers Outside the flower stall in the Eastern Street Market
Shredding with friends Ride It Sculpture Park, part of Powerhouse Productions
the bastard son of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll Crash symbol, cowbells, floor tom, snare drum, hi-hat, bass drum Lighters (Only during power ballads, though) MC5 Inspired by: Rocking all night and partying every day Men in make-up (Kiss, Alice Cooper)
Headbanging, or devil horns:
One or the other, unless, of course, you're holding a lighter during a power ballad
Jack Daniels: The drink, or the hangover
Bob Seger, Kiss and Alice Cooper, and relative newcomers Jack White and Kid Rock Guitars Groupies Leather pants
Detroit Rock City by Kiss:
An anthem for Motor City
Revitalized rock in Detroit in the '90s Futurism
Our valet had the answers to all our questions and had great advice on what to see Downtown Holiday Inn and Suites
One-Man Band Big Willie sings during lunch Bert's restaurant in the Eastern Street Market
cars / interview: yasha wallin
Rick Dore: Kustom King
Cars and rock 'n’ roll just go hand in hand. What we’ll see: "The festival star ted with each of the band members showcasing what they have a passion for. For James it’s obviously cars, so he and I are handpicking the cars that will be there. I’m just fortunate to be part of it. Who gets to do something like this with a band like Metallica? We’ve got some killer cars. There will be four or five of my cars there; James is bringing one; and there are a few coming from Pennsylvania, and one from Lake Tahoe. There will be the full span of my career with custom cars—The early on ones and the more current ones done in the past few years." On Detroit: "It’s the Motor City! Detroit is a great city to have this festival in. I’ve been back there many times at award shows. Ford design center, the GM design center. For a number of years I worked with them on projects—factory cars, not vintage cars. In fact, Ford gave James and I a couple of F-150s a couple of years ago." Coll abor ating with James: "James knew of me from the magazines. I was at the Motorama Car Show when it was in Long Beach years ago and James showed up on a chopper with a bunch
of other guys, and he walked up and said, ‘Hey Rick, nice to meet you.’ We became friends over the years. The cars came into the scene a couple of years later, he had a ‘53 Sk ylark that he had bought before the Death Magnetic tour. Not a lot of people buy a ‘53 Skylark and cut it up because it’s a very rare car—a very expensive one to start out a custom car with. But he says, ‘So, are you going to help me out with this or not?’ The car won all the shows it went to. It debuted at the Cow Palace, and Sally his daughter— eight years old at the time—named it ‘Skyscraper.’ After that it was and ’37 Ford. And we have two more going right now. We’re not taking vintage cars and customizing them, we’re building cars from the ground up. These cars are coach-built, the way they used to do it in the beginning of the automotive scene. What they did in Europe—when you bought a Rolls-Royce in Europe in the ‘teens, you didn’t go into a dealership and buy a fully bodied Rolls-Royce, you went in there and bought a chassis with four wheels, a rolling chassis with a drive train on it and you took that to a coach builder—a metal shaper—and you picked out the body you wanted built. So they were all custom. And that’s what we’re doing here. Not with a Rolls-Royce, but with a Hetfield/Dore car."
FOOD / Illustrations: stefan Knecht
Detroit Grub While Coney Dogs remain the cuisine most iconic to Detroit, the city has a rich food culture, with much of its dishes originating from immigrant communities, and many of its brands born decades ago to meet the demand of the automobile boom. Here are seven defining foods of Detroit:
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Pita and hummus
Whether it's American Coney Island or Lafayette Coney Island, this beef dog with beanless chili, yellow mustard, and white onions is a Detroit classic.
There's BBQ, and then there's Slows Bar BQ, the city's best.
As home to one of the country's largest Middle Eastern communities, in Detroit you don't have to look too far for quality hummus and pita.
13 When we talked to with legendary custom car builder Rick Dore over the phone he was, appropriately, driving. Dore has racked up every award in the industry in the two plus decades he’s has been customizing, which early on caught the attention of Metallica’s James Hetfield, who he’s now built several cars with. Dore asserts his friend is a "true gear head," and the feeling is mutual: Hetfield handed him the keys for the second year in a row to make the Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show happen.
Ge t t ing s ta r t e d w i t h c a r s: " T he only cars I remember in New York City in the neighborhood I grew up in were from people who were coming back from Vietnam at the time—the guys that did make it back—and they were getting a GI loan, and going out and buying a muscle car off the showroom f loor and the nex t weekend they’d be out on the drag strip racing it. I grew up in a pretty poor-ish neighborhood—not a lot of people had cars—we rode the subways. Fas t for ward to the 80s and I saw a Mercury that gave me the bug. I then bought a Buick and we customized it in my garage with a lot of help from friends. Then in about ’89 I star ted on a ’57 Buick. It got me a bed at the Oakland Roadster show in ‘91 and it won, it was on all of the covers of the magazines. That ’s how it started. Since ’91 I think [I’ve built] 4 4 arena cars—the kind that you can debut under lights." The rise to where he is today: "I got to this position because I’ve always had a talent surrounding myself with talented people (laughs). I think I have somewhat of a good eye, but it’s really the guys that I‘ve managed to get some guidance from early on, and now I get to work hand in
hand with some of the heroes that I read about in the '70s and '80s. A lot of those guys are dying off or retired. When I came around they were the old timers. Now, in 2012/2013 there are a whole new generation of custom car builders and they ’re starting to look at me like I’m the old timer. It ’s because I’ve been around for so long. I ’m not "old" for Chris t ’s sake. Mos t of the guys that are building cars now were reading about me when they were in Junior High School – if that doesn’t sound too cocky."
he could be lifted in on helicopters—that whole rock star thing. He knows what he wants and he’s got a good eye. And when you combine those things, you can’t help but have something nice." How music and c ar s influence each other: "Cars and rock ‘n’ roll just go hand in hand. It’s always been that way. You get into a car—especially a vintage car—and the one thing you want to do is keep the windows rolled down and put on rock n’ roll. Even look at the hundreds thousands of songs and the lyrics that are around cars. For two generations it’s been this way, since rock ‘n’ roll came around in the '40s and '50s. That’s also when Detroit was at its peak, in the '50s, when rock was gathering momentum."
3. 4. On J a mes He tfield: " T he dif ference bet ween James and your average rock star that’s into cars is that James is a true gear-head. I mean he’s got oil in his veins. He drives the piss out of these cars when
1953 Buick Skylark "Skyscraper" Built in 2004 Photo: Bo Bertilson 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster "Slow-Burn" Custom Car of the Year 2011 Photo: Randy Lorentzen 1937 Zepher "Voodoo Priest" Custom Car of the Year 2012 Photo: Tim Sutton Rick Dore and James Hetfield in front of "Skyscraper" Photo: Susan Dore 1937 Ford "Crimson Ghost" Showed in 2008 Photo: Susan Dore
4 5 6 7 Faygo
Better Made potato chips
Not every soft drink brand can boast 50 f lavors, but this 103-year-old Detroit-born soda purveyor can, with Red Pop as their best seller.
The 85-year-old Kowalski brand is synonymous with Detroit kielbasa, but whether of Polish heritage or not, these sausages are a staple of Detroit grub.
According to the 80-year-old company, Detroiters eat an average of seven lbs. of chips per year, as opposed to four lbs. in the rest of the country.
If it's not clear from this list yet, Detroit loves it some pork. The city is not only home to HoneyBaked Ham, but also birthplace of the spiral slicer.
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Metallica's Top 10 Fans
At the young age of 8, I was given the blessing of Metallica. I remember the first time I heard them. A classmate passed me a cassette tape to listen to. ‘Hey, man, I took this from my brother…check it out!’ That cassette was …And Justice for All. I took the cassette home and ecstatically put it in my little Walkman, and heard the intro to Blackened…from that moment I was forever affected by the world of Metallica. They then became my magical kingdom, my Disney World if you will.
Unfortunately my life wasn't easy, but music completely got me through it. My mother was a highly intelligent woman, but also an unmedicated schizophrenic. My dad bailed and my brothers left home so life was crazy. Metallica got the pain out. Their instruments soothed me. Their lyrics spoke of negative emotions, mental anguish, pain, grit, perseverance, moving on. The negative charged me positively.
[I'm a] five year U.S. Marine Veteran, served two tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. I have been a fan since the mid '80s. I listened to Metallica while serving overseas and many times turned to the wisdom of the great James Hetfield when things got dark and scary. My helmet over there stated ‘Seek & Destroy.’
I walked down the aisle at my wedding to ‘Nothing Else Matters.’ I know every word to ALMOST every song. Their songs have always brought out the real me from deep inside that as a girl you are not allowed to be. People are so surprised when they ask what kind of music I listen to. I don't say rock, I say Metallica.
Mandy Walker Gibson
Metallica isn't a band ... It's like my life. Kirt basically taught me how to play the guitar when no one else would. James showed me that music isn't just music if you listen to every detail about it. Lars showed me that even a bad ass drummer could make paintings worth millions. Fuel showed me how to live my life ... Metallica isn't a band, we the worshipers are Metallica, and the band members are our gods.
Posters, Flyers and Tickets from the Metallica Archives
Metallica was my first concert in ‛91. Seen them four more times, have five Metallica tattoos, and one shirt for every day of the week. Been through a lot in my life, but Metallica has been there throughout.
Die-hard fan? I got ‘Nothing Else Matters’ tattooed across my back.
I am inspired by this amazing group of men every day of my life and I strive to follow in my dreams as they have in theirs. Music is a huge part of my life and helps calm me, helps me work out my anger and frustration and helps me to keep things in perspective.
Sarah Collins Hoff
Metallica is engraved in my body and soul. Metallica is a rose that does not fade, a promise that cannot be erased.
Grew up with Metallica― my dad had the same mustache as James. My brother had everything from Metallica and that it was a great joke to wake me up at 4.00 a.m. every day with ‘Die Die Darling’ as loud as his speakers could handle.
ZOMBIE / Illustrations: Emily Anderson
Kirk's Crypt: Zombies, Chainsaws and More DIY Zombie Directions: What you'll need: Cream face paint in white, red, blue and/or purple, yellow and green / Fake blood (see recipe) / Paintbrush and Q-tips / Stipple sponge (use a bath loofa or scouring pad if you don't have a stipple sponge) / Latex / Black lipstick
Fake blood ingredients: • • • •
1 cup of corn or pancake syrup. 1-2 tbsp red food coloring. Chocolate syrup. A couple tiny, tiny drops of blue or green food coloring to give your "blood" a deeper, more realistic red. Mix well and add small amounts of water until the right consistency. To get a more paste-like or thicker consistency, petroleum jelly works well.
14 tips for enjoying the festival: 01. Know the schedule: Know what you want to see and convince your friends that your list is the best.
Use your white cream to make the skin pale. Add a light brush of green and red under your cheekbones to make it extra creepy.
Every zombie remembers their first time. That special moment when someone else's teeth sank into their skin. To create your bite marks, use liquid latex or a fake skin recipe. Using a Q-tip, dab bits of latex onto skin as you'd like it to appear. Use a hair dryer to make it solid. Cover latex with black makeup, then add a good amount of red into the middle of the wound.
Use a small brush dipped alternately in black and red to create little veins along the face. Make sure these lines come out from the edge of your face too, like an outbreak.
Whether you want to be a diseased, bruised or evil zombie, use your finger to blot red along the bottom of your eye socket and around the top of the lid. Then go over that with a loose layer of blue and add yellow around the edges. Scared yet?
02. Fake a broken leg so you get a special cart to drive around in. Just kidding, go to the love.hope.strength tent and get on the incredibly important and lifesaving bone marrow registry. 03. Tie your shoes before heading into the mosh pit. You don't want to be that guy who gets a black eye after tripping over yourself in the pit. 04. Wear clothes that stand out in the crowd so you can be seen easily by your crew—a.k.a wear your slightly more colorful black t-shirt. 05. Take a tall person so you can sit on their shoulders.
Now we need to blend the bite into the rest of your skin. To get that extra bruised look, use your fingers to pat dark blue around the perimeter of your black are. Then, dab a little red over these blue area. In select areas, put on a little yellow using your finger to make your bruise more realistic.
Use a stipple sponge to apply droplets of blood to your wounds, or anywhere else. But don't go too crazy. When it comes to fake blood, less is often more. If you don't have a stipple sponge, use a bath puff instead. Using your brush, gently blot your blood over the wound. For dripping blood, give the sponge a squeeze to have the liquid run down the skin.
06. Before the festival is over ask for that cute girl/guy’s number. You already know you have Metallica in common, what’s better than that? 07. Don’t get thrown out. We’re all psyched to see you crowd surf, but do it quickly, with style, and then hide from the bouncers. 08. Don’t be that asshole that has too much to drink and passes out before Metallica even plays. Plus, drunk guys suck at catching stage divers.
There's nothing more menacing than a toothless, mouth rotting zombie. That could be you: Using black lipstick brush it over your teeth and gums. For a more bold effect, place some blood around the mouth with your finger, or use a sponge for the drip look.
09. Did you know kids under 12 are allowed into the festival for FREE with a ticket holder? If there was ever a time to give your little brother or sister the memory of their lives, this would be it.
1. and 2. Zombies from Kirk's Crypt, 2012 Photo: C3 Presents 1.
10. Get the scoop on all Orion’s social media channels so you don’t miss a beat, Twiter, Facebook, Instagram @orionmusicmore #orionfest. 11. Look at the map. Don’t get lost getting to the festival and don’t get lost in the festival. You’re pretty important, but Rise Against are not going to delay their set if you take a wrong turn at the burger tent.
This year at Orion we're lucky to meet a living legend: Gunnar Hansen, who played the main antagonist Leatherface in the original 1974 slasher film Texas Chainsaw Massacre. As a murderer and cannibal from an inbred family, Hansen's role was about as dark as you can get. To date, Hansen has acted in over 20 films, and also counts writing as a passion, penning several books, scripts and magazine articles.
12. Nothing says I’m awesome more than an autograph and a photo with your favorite singer, so don’t forget to check out the f.y.e. record store and autograph tent.
We're excited you'll be at Orion the year, what will you be doing at the festival? I’ll be signing autographs and talking to fans, of course, as well as doing a panel discussion about Chain Saw Massacre and answering people’s questions. I'll also be talking about my new book, Chain Saw Confidential, which will be coming out in September.
13. We know you hardcore music fans need more than a weekend of this stuff, so get the party started at the official Orion preshows and continue the party at the aftershows. Don’t forget to go to work on Monday.
To get into the character of Leatherface, how much time did you spend in hair and makeup, and can you give us a brief overview of that process? Doing hair and makeup was very quick. After I put on the wardrobe, makeup woman Dottie Pearl would comb my hair up into a kind of sumo topknot and then rub vaseline on my arms. I would then go outside and rub dirt on the vaseline. She put the mask on me last—when we were about to shoot a scene. How does one study to be a cannibal onscreen? Well, you don’t become a cannibal. For me, I worked on finding a way to represent Leatherface’s mentality on camera. I didn’t worry about the cannibalism—that’s established by the context. Rather, I focused on his mentality—deranged, retarded and dangerous—and how I could represent all that by using my face or voice. For that I had to find a set of postures and movements that somehow created a whole character that was twisted. Do you get nightmares? Sometimes. When I do, they are always the same. But I won’t say what they are.
14. Be a volunteer. It’s your excuse to push people out of the way to get a great spot infront of the band. Just don’t tell anyone where you got your advice from.
Metal Family Tree 19 6 6 – Pr e s e n t
* Bands at orion (Family Tree excerpt from Metal: A Headbander's Journey)
June 8–9, 2013 Belle Isle, Detroit, MI For tickets: www.orionmusicandmore.com Follow us: @Orionmusicmore
Published on May 23, 2013