New Metallica Album: “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct”

Metallica’s first studio album in eight years was released today. When I first heard that they were returning to the studio, I was a little skeptical. I love Metallica, but 2003’s St. Anger took a toll on me. And even though 2008’s Death Magnetic was leaps and bounds better, I kind of felt like the band was … Read more

Master of Puppets: 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago today, one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time was released: Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Philosopher William Irwin puts it well: Something outsiders may not have realized at the time should be crystal clear to all 30 years later: Master of Puppets is serious music, a work of art. It … Read more

Kirk Hammett Interview at Guitar Center

On the heels of James Hetfield’s interview, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett opened up at Guitar Center about his custom guitars and high school dreams. In a surprisingly emotional moment, he reveals that one of the most hardcore riffs of the song “Creeping Death” was written when he was 16-years-old. Check it out below. Hetfield … Read more

The DR Taglines

The taglines for Difficult Run are picked by the DREditors and come from song lyrics. Here’s an inventory of all the past choices, in case you’re curious. (It’s in reverse chronological order, newest first.) I had another dream, I had another life October 18, 2019 – ? This song hooked me immediately when I caught … Read more