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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:28 pm 

Metallica is one of the biggest names in music, not just metal. They are more or less billionaires. Is there anything they couldn't get away with (besides the obvious like say murder)? Like could they bring an NS band on tour with them like Bound for Glory who is very similar to them musically and get away with it?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 pm 

This feels like a definite troll post.

No, Metallica can't get away with everything. I mean, people were ripping on them here just a few weeks ago for doing a children's book. And no, it's ludicrous to suggest that they could bring an openly racist band and get away with it. That would be career suicide, game over, the end - and it would ruin their legacy on top of it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 am 

Taking a blatant NS band on tour? No(why would they even do that??). Release a mediocre record and the whole world holds their breath? Yes. Behemoth is close to there as well in terms of black metal bands.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:05 am 

Musically, I think they could get away with almost anything, and while the metal community, especially the underground, would probably turn their backs on them (or rather, those that havent already done so) the mainstream music media would probably still forgive them. Case in point: They did Lulu, and they're still around.

But career wise, non-musically speaking, I think there are a few things that they still would not get away with. Taking a NS band on tour with them would be one of them. Getting caught up in some R.Kelly type shenanigans with young teens would probably kill what's left of their career, as well.

But even then, there is a certain segment of the redneck, Trump voting, white trash population that would probably forgive them touring with a racist band. They would lose a lot of mainstream credibility, but not all of it, sadly. I mean, Dave Mustaine gets away with preaching some controversial shit, and he seems to get by...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 am 

If they got it past their record company, lawyers, investment managers, media remfs - they'd be found out, castigated, and on twitter apologising before you could get off the first 'sieg heil'.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:49 am 


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:24 am 

What a totally bizarre OP.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:36 am 

Musically, almost a yes. Lulu is solid proof of this as within 12 months of releasing it, they were still selling out stadiums all over the world.

Creating a NS album themselves would be about the only thing to derail them, in terms of musical output. Not that they would ever do that, anyway. Lars and Kirk was outspoken democrats, Rob hasn't really made comments either way (I don't think). James is the only republican in the band, and he's constantly preaching about equality and fairness. (Anyone who has seen them recently knows he gives a speech every night about Metallica not caring about how you votes for, what sex you are, who you love, what god you praise or don't praise, etc etc)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:11 am 

jimbies wrote:
Lars and Kirk was outspoken democrats,

Lars supports policies of the Democrat party you mean, but there is no further affiliation because he never took up American citizenship and remains a citizen of Denmark to this day.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:26 am 

Can Metallica themselves make a thread so pointless that even I won't lock it?
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