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The Ultimate Metallica Trivia Contest

Test your Metallica I.Q.

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Metallica? Well, let's find out. Do your best at answering all the questions listed below in the The Ultimate Metallica Trivia Contest. The top 2 scores will receive the following:

Grand Prize (aka "The Hetfield Prize Pack"):
(1) year paid membership (US Premier Plus) to the Metallica Club;
(1) James Hetfield Plaque
(1) Laminated James Hetfield lyric cheat sheet used on tour; and
(1) James Hetfield pick
(Click HERE to view the Hetfield Plaque)

1st runner-up will get the "Kapn's of Krunch Prize Pack":
(1) Limited edition of the Kapn's of Krunch Poster;
(1) Kapn's of Krunch patch; and
(1) Kapn's of Krunch Bootleg CD (live show Koln, Germany 12/5/84 includes one of the earliest live versions of "The Call of Ktulu". Also, includes "Metal Militia", "Ride the Lightning", "Phantom Lord", etc.)
(Click HERE to view the Kapn's of Krunch Poster)

Participants who come in 3rd and 4th place will also receive some Metallica goodies

Rules:
- Only one entry per member
- Deadline is December 31, 2005
- Email your submission to contests@virginiafuel.com
- Please note to get a correct answer for questions like "Name at least 3 non-Metallica songs, projects, etc. that James Hetfield has lent his talents (guitar and/or voice) for an album, tv show, movie, etc. (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)", you will have to name at least 3 correct answers to get the answer correct. If you list any other answers past the required number, you will get 1 additional point each for each correct answer. In other words, for this question, you would not receive your points if you only provided 2 correct answers. You need "at least 3". Get it? Got it. Good!


    Part 1: "Members of Metallica"
  1. Where did the name Metallica come from? (3 pts)

  2. How did James and Lars meet? (2 pts)

  3. What was the nickname that Metallica gained in the 1980s as a result of their legendary drinking? (1 pt)

  4. What was the name of the band Lars was in before Metallica? (2 pts)

  5. What famous actor did Lars' ex-wife, Skylar, date before Lars started dating her? (1 pt)

  6. Name a band that James was in before Metallica. (1 pt; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 1)

  7. Name at least 3 non-Metallica songs, projects, etc. that James Hetfield has lent his talents (guitar and/or voice) for an album, tv show, movie, etc. (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)

  8. Name at least 2 incidents in which James Hetfield got hurt and either a show was cancelled or someone had to replace him on guitar and/or vocals. (2 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 2)

  9. What was the name of the band Kirk was in before Metallica? (1 pt)

  10. On what "holiday" was Kirk asked to join Metallica? (1 pt)

  11. What famous guitarist taught Kirk how to play guitar? (1 pt)

  12. What was the name of the band Cliff was in before Metallica? (1 pt)

  13. When Cliff was killed in 1986, the tour bus was on route in Europe from where to where? (1 pt)

  14. Other than his name, his birthday and the day he died, what is written on Cliff's tombstone? (3 pts)

  15. After Cliff Burton's death, auditions were held to replace him. Among the bassists (Jason Newsted, Les Claypool, etc.) trying out was a member of a Los Angeles band that is generally considered the first all African-American heavy metal band. What is the name of this band? (3 pts)

  16. Name a band that Jason was in before Metallica? (1 pt; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 1)

  17. Can you name 3 bands or side projects (other than Metallica and the bands he was in BEFORE Metallica) Jason has been a member of, played with either as a member/guest or has recorded a song with that band? (3 pts; Jason has so many side projects there are no additional points past 3)

  18. Name all 3 bands that Rob Truijillo has been in before joining Metallica? (3 pts)

  19. Name the 2 instances in which Rob Trujillo was involved with Metallica or a Metallica related project BEFORE he joined Metallica in early 2003? (4 pts)

  20. Rob Trujillo played a stand-up bass in the video for what blue grass band? (3 pts) Can you name the song/video that he played in? (3 pts)

  21. What was Rob's 1st live show with Metallica? (1 pt)

  22. As of October 31, 2005, who is the oldest and youngest living member of Metallica (past and present)? (1 pt)

  23. What 2 band members (past or present) have the same middle name? (1 pt)

  24. What is Lars' middle name? (1 pt)

  25. What is James' middle name? (1 pt)

  26. What was the name of the music label that Lars started? (2 pts)

  27. Who has more Metallica song writing credits - Jason Newsted or Dave Mustaine? (1 pt)

  28. Name the only 2 members of Metallica (past or present) that have appeared on the Tonight Show. (2 pts)

  29. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, James was in another band made up of friends. What was the name of the band? (1 pt) Can you name any other member of this band other than James? (hint: at one time or another, there has been 6 other members)(1 pt for each band member; 6 total pts)

  30. How many shows did Bob Rock play bass for Metallica? (3 pts) Can you name the gig(s)? (3 pts)

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  31. Can you name at least 3 people who have either been in Metallica or have "temporarily" been in Metallica as a result of someone getting injured, sick, etc. (other than Cliff Burton, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, and Rob Truijillo)? (hint: All 4 members jamming with people like Jerry Cantrell, Pepper Keenan, etc. on stage or any random Metallica fan who has either played with Metallica or sang on stage with them DOES NOT COUNT) (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)

    Part 2: "Met On Tour"
  32. When and where was Metallica's first concert? (1 pt)

  33. What is the only year in which Metallica has NOT played a live show (1982-2004)? (1 pt)

  34. Which year (between 1982-2004) has Metallica played the most concerts? (1 pt)

  35. In which US State has Metallica never played a live show? (1 pt)

  36. What is the name of the song that has been Metallica's intro music for a very long time? (1 pt) Who is the artist who wrote the song (1 pt) and what movie is it from? (1 pt)

  37. Over the past several years/tours, what song plays after the intro music (referenced above)? (1 pt)

  38. What happened to Metallica on August 8, 1992? (1 pt)

  39. Where was Cliff's last U.S. show? (1 pt)

  40. Where and when was the Jason Newsted's last live performance with Metallica? (1 pt) What was the last song that he played live with Metallica? (1 pt)

  41. Where is the farthest north and the farthest south Metallica has played a concert? (2 pts)

  42. This November, Metallica will be the opening act for the Rolling Stones for 2 gigs in San Francisco. When was the last time Metallica was an opening act? (3 pts)

  43. Which U.S. State has Metallica played the most concerts in? (1 pt)

    • Florida
    • Texas
    • New York
    • Illinois
    • Virginia
    • California
  44. Which U.S. City has Metallica played the most concerts in? (1 pt)

    • New York
    • Los Angeles
    • Chicago
    • Denver
    • San Francisco
    • Hampton, VA
  45. Which city (outside of the U.S.) has Metallica played the most concerts in? (1 pt)

    • Paris
    • London
    • Oslo
    • Montreal
    • Tokyo
    • Toronto
  46. Which venue in the U.S. has Metallica played the most concerts in? (2 pts)

    • Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA
    • Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
    • Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, CA
    • Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
    • Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
    • Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA
  47. Which country has Metallica played in the most concerts in (other than the U.S.)? (1 pt)

    • Germany
    • England
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • Poland
    • Italy
  48. What was the first country (outside the U.S.) that Metallica played a concert in? (1 pt)

    • Germany
    • England
    • Switzerland
    • Japan
    • Italy
    • Canada
  49. Which of the following venues has Metallica NOT performed live at? (1 pt)

    • Backbay High School
    • Texarkana Community College
    • Big Bob's Bar & Grill
    • Thai Japanese Youth Center
    • Billy Barty's Roller Rink
    • A tent
  50. Which country has Metallica NOT played a concert in? (1 pt)

    • Slovakia
    • Serbia
    • Kreplakistan
    • Bulgaria
    • Slovenia
    • Estonia
  51. Which Asian country has Metallica NOT played a concert in? (1 pt)

    • Singapore
    • China
    • Phillipines
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • South Korea
  52. What is the largest estimated crowd to see Metallica play live? (1 pt) Can you name the city in which they played in? (2 pts)

    • 95,000
    • 100,000
    • 112,750
    • 250,000
    • 500,000
  53. What song has Metallica played live in which James plays drums, Kirk plays bass, Jason plays guitar and Lars attempts to sing? (2 pts)

  54. What song was Metallica going to play at the S&M shows in Berkeley, CA but didn't? (2 pts)

  55. When Metallica played on a truck flatbed in the parking lot at an Oakland Raiders playoff game, this was not the first time they have played on a truck flatbed. They did it 2 times before. Can you name where and when they did this? (3 pts)

  56. When Garage, Inc. was released, Metallica did a 5 city tour of North America. What was the name of the opening act? (2 pts) What happened to Kirk during the tour that almost made him miss some of the shows? (2 pts)

  57. On the 2004 Madly in Anger with the World Tour, Metallica played Seek and Destroy with what is probably the youngest Metallica cover band ever. What was the name of the cover band? (2 pts)

  58. From Metallica's 1st 4 albums, what is the only song that they have NOT played live? (2 pts)

  59. Name the only song off of Load that Metallica played live before Load was released in June 1996 (2 pts)

  60. Name the only 2 songs off of Reload that Metallica played live before Reload was released in November 1997 (2 pts)

  61. What was the first song Metallica has ever played live acoustically? (3 pts) Where did they play this song? (3 pts)

  62. How many times has Metallica played live with a symphony? (3 pts)

  63. In 2003, Metallica played 3 shows in one day in Paris. This was not the first time Metallica has performed live more than once in a single day. Can you name at least 2 other times they did this? (2 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 2)

  64. When Metallica played at the Playboy Mansion, it was to help kick off the premier of what movie? (1 pt)

  65. At the Re-launch party at Metallica H.Q., what was the name of the new song that Metallica played that is not on St. Anger (and perhaps will be released on their next album)? (1 pt)

  66. After Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died, there was a tribute concert in his memory. Metallica played at this show. Can you name all of the songs that Metallica and/or any member of Metallica played at this show? (3 pts)

  67. Name the U.S. city in which Metallica played a free concert to help promote the release of Reload. (1 pt) According to Lars, where did Metallica get the idea of playing a free concert? (3 pts)

  68. What was the name given to the Lady Justice statue that was a part of Metallica's stage setup during the Damaged Justice Tour? (1 pt)

  69. Can you name at least 1 fake band name Metallica has played a gig as? For instance, at Lemmy's 50th Birthday Party in 1995, they were billed as "The Lemmy's". (1 pt; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 1)

  70. Speaking of Lemmy's 50th Birthday, Metallica played 6 Motorhead songs (4 of which ended up on Garage, Inc.) What were the other two songs? (2 pts)

  71. On the 1994 Summer Shit tour, certain members of other bands jammed on songs with Metallica at various locations. Name at least 1 band and which song(s) they played. (1 pt; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 1)

  72. On the infamous Guns-n-Roses Tour, what other band played with Metallica and Guns-N-Roses on that tour? (1 pt)

  73. Referring to previous question, the Guns-n-Roses Tour was NOT the 1st time that members of Metallica played live with Guns-n-Roses. What was the 1st time? (2 pts)

  74. When Metallica played the Y2K show in Detroit on December 31, 1999, 3 other bands were on the bill. Can you name the other 3 bands? (3 pts)

  75. In the late 1990s, Metallica played live acoustically on the radio in California with many other muscians and other famous people. Can you name at any of the other famous people/musicians? (1 pt for each correct answer) Who was the DJ/host of the show? (1 pt) What was the name of the show that night? (1 pt) What famous baseball player called into the show that night? (2 pts)

  76. Metallica rarely dedicates a song to anyone, however at Woodstock 1999, James dedicated "Turn the Page" to someone. What was this person's name? (2 pts) and why was this person important to Metallica? (2 pts)

  77. Name a show (the city and the date (month/year)) where Slayer was one of the opening acts/on the same bill with Metallica. (1 pt for each correct answer)

  78. Name a show (the city and the date (month/year)) where Megadeth was one of the opening acts/on the same bill with for Metallica. (1 pt for each correct answer)

    Part 3: "Demos, Albums & Songs"
  79. How many original Metallica songs has Metallica recorded? (1 pt)

  80. What was the name the of famous demo tape Metallica did before Kill Em All was released? (1 pt) Can you name the 7 songs that were on this demo tape? (5 pts)

  81. This famous demo tape's title was based on what heavy metal album? (3 pts)

  82. Speaking of demo tapes, the "famous" demo tape referred to in the previous question was NOT Metallica's first demo tape. They made 2 demo tapes before this one. Can you name either demo tape? Or, list the songs that were on either of them. (5 pts)

  83. Kill 'Em All was NOT the original title of Metallica's 1st album. What was going to be the title of the 1st album? (1 pt)

  84. What was the first official release with a Metallica song on it? (1 pt)

  85. How many albums were officially put out by Megaforce? (1 pt)

  86. There has been many singles released over the years with live tracks as b-sides. Name the single where the live tracks were actually faked. (3 pts) Name the 2 songs that were faked live? (3 pts)

  87. What was the only Metallica album not recorded in the U.S.? (1 pt) Where was that album recorded? (1 pt)

  88. Name the author that inspired the name/song "The Call of Ktulu". (1 pt)

  89. What was the original/working title of "The Call of Ktulu"? (1 pt)

  90. What is hanging on one of the tombstones on the cover of Master of Puppets? (1 pt)

  91. St. Anger was not Lars' choice for the title of the album. What did he want to call the album? (1 pt)

  92. What comic book/cartoon heroes did Metallica thank on one of their albums? (1 pt)

  93. What connection does Metallica and The Wizard of Oz have? (1 pt)

  94. How many instrumental songs does Metallica have on all of their albums? (1 pt)

  95. Speaking of instrumental songs, which song on the Black Album was originally intended to be an instrumental song? (1 pt)

  96. What movie is rumored to be the basis of "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"? (2 pts)

  97. Name all of the Diamond Head songs that Metallica has either recorded on an album/single/demo or have played live. (3 pts)

  98. Name all of the Ramone songs that Metallica has recorded on an album/single. (3 pts)

  99. What 2 Metallica songs has James singing the line "off to never never land"? (1 pt)

  100. Which Metallica song has the same title of a popular children's book? (1 pt)

  101. Which Metallica song has the same title of an Ernest Hemingway book? (1 pt)

  102. In 1991-1993 on the "Wherever I May Roam" Tour, Metallica played several parts of songs off the Justice album (aka "The Justice Medley"). Name at least 2 other "medleys" that Metallica has played live. (2 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 2)

  103. What was the original name of the song "The Four Horsemen"? (1 pt) What other band used the song on their album (with different lyrics)? (2 pts) Can you name the album? (2 pts)

  104. What is the exact title of the EP of cover songs Metallica did in 1987? (1 pt) Can you name ALL of the songs that appear on this album? (3 pts)

  105. The engineer for the cover album (referenced in the previous question) was selected due to his unfamilarity with the heavy metal genre. What was his name (2 pts) and in what music genre did he generally work with? (2 pts)

  106. Where did Metallica have a huge free listening party for one of their albums? (1 pt) Which album was the listening party for? (1 pt)

  107. What song was James inspired to write after the band's equipment was stolen in 1980s? (2 pts)

  108. When Metallica did "I Disappear" for the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack, this was not the first time Metallica or a member of Metallica has been part of an original song that has appeared on a movie soundtrack. Can you name the other two times? (4 pts)

  109. When Metallica did the S&M shows, Michael Kamen was the conductor. This was not the first time Metallica had collaborated with Michael Kamen. Can you name the 1st time they collaborated with him? (1 pt)

  110. What is the name of the artist whose work is on the covers of the Load and Reload albums? (2 pts) What 2 liquids are on the Load album cover? (1 pt) What 2 liquids are on the Reload album cover? (1 pt)

  111. What song that Metallica has recorded ends with "Mommy? Where's Fluffy?" (1 pt)

  112. What is the only original Metallica song that Metallica has recorded with a guest vocalist? (1 pt)

  113. What are the only 2 songs that Metallica has recorded in which you can here someone burping? (2 pts)

  114. On the FanCan #1 CD, what original Metallica song, which at the time was not officially released, was heard at the end of the CD? (2 pts)

  115. What is the name of the lounge singer from the 1950s/1960s that covered "Enter Sandman" on his album of heavy metal cover songs (2 pts)

  116. Name the only song Metallica has recorded in which Lars sings. (1 pt)

  117. Which Metallica song features a "hurdy gurdy"? (1 pt)

  118. What is the name of the song that Metallica collaborated with Ja Rule and Swizz Beatz? (1 pt)

  119. Out of all of the songs (both original and covers) that Metallica has recorded, name all of the songs that have a number in the title. (3 pts)

  120. Name at least 2 Metallica songs that have been remixed by other artists? (2 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 2)

  121. Which Metallica song was used to "torture" Iraq prisoners that were captured by being played over and over? (1 pt)

  122. Name the real title of the Metallica song with the following working titles - "Streamline", "Load", "Mouldy", "Skimpy", "F.O.B.D.", "Mine Eyes" and "PLOD" (1 pt for each correct answer - 7 pts total)

  123. Name 3 Metallica tribute albums. (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)

    Part 4: "Videos, Awards, and TV..oh my!"
  124. How many "videos" (that are played on MTV, VH-1, etc.) has Metallica made? (3 pts) Can you name them all? (hint: clips from Live Shit: Binge and Purge, Cunning Stunts, etc. that have aired do NOT count as a "video") (5 pts)

    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
  125. Who has the directed the most Metallica videos? (3 pts)

  126. Name the only Metallica video that has NOT been aired in the U.S. (1 pt)

  127. What Metallica video features a famous porn star? (1 pt) Can you name the porn star? (1 pt)

  128. Which two Metallica videos (referenced in question #124) have clips of movies in them? (2 pts)

  129. In 1989, the Grammy Awards finally included Heavy Metal with its own category. Which band won the Grammy in the Heavy Metal category in 1989? (1 pt) Can you name the album of the band that won? (3 pts)

  130. At the 1996 MTV Europe Video Music Awards, Metallica played "Last Caress" and "So What". What song were they suppose to play? (2 pts)

  131. How many Grammy Awards has Metallica won? (3 pts)

    • 2
    • 5
    • 7
    • 9
    • 12
  132. How many award shows has Metallica performed live at? (3 pts)

    • 3
    • 7
    • 10
    • 13
    • 19
  133. At the 2003 MTV VMAs, Metallica played a medley of songs before they played "Frantic". What 4 songs made up the medley? (4 pts)

  134. In 1999, Metallica got inducted into what city's Walk of Fame? (1 pt)

  135. Metallica never did an MTV Unplugged (No, Reload, Rehearse and Request in 1998 does NOT count). However, they were in attendance of another band's MTV Unplugged. Can you name that band? (1 pt)

  136. In 2003, Metallica was honored as being an "MTV Icon". However, this was not the 1st time Metallica appeared on MTV Icon. They appeared as guests on MTV Icon. What band was being honored at that time? (1 pt)

  137. Name at least 3 musicians/bands (other than Metallica) that performed at Metallica's MTV Icon in 2003. (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)

  138. In the late 1990s, Metallica was on Saturday Night Live. What 2 songs did Metallica play? (2 pts) Who was the host of the show? (1 pt) What singer helped Metallica sing one of the songs? (1 pt) What famous cheerleaders were also at the show? (1 pt)

  139. How much money did Lars win (for his charity) on "Who wants to Be a Millionaire?" (2 pts) What charity was he playing for? (1 pt)

    • $0
    • $32,000
    • $125,000
    • $250,000
    • $1,000,000
  140. Lars hosted a show on VH-1 for a week. Name that show. (2 pts)

  141. In the "I Disappear" video, James, Lars, Kirk and Jason are all acting in the video. Each of their stunts (Kirk being chased by a plane; Jason being run over by a bunch of suits; James driving in the streets of San Fran; and Lars jumping out of a building) is an hommage to a particular movie. Can you name at least 1 of the movies that are paid hommage to in the "I Disappear" video? (1 pt for each correct answer; 4 pts total)

  142. Can you name at least 3 documentaries or reviews/recaps of Metallica's career that have aired on TV? (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3) HINT: they have all aired on either MTV or VH-1.

  143. In what year is Metallica eligible to be inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame? (1 pt)

  144. At the 1992 MTV VMAs, Metallica won an MTV award. Howard Stern was one of the presenters of Metallica's award. What "character" was Howard dressed up as? (1 pt) Who was the other presenter with Howard? (2 pts)

    Part 5: "Miscellaneous"
  145. Who is Brian Slagel? (3 pts)

  146. Who is Johnny Zazula (aka Johnny Z)? (3 pts)

  147. What does "NWOBHM" stand for? (1 pt)

  148. What 2 members of Metallica (past or present) have been interviewed by Space Ghost? (2 pts)

  149. James Hetfield was on MTV's Celebrity Death Match. Who did he fight? (1 pt) and did he win or lose? (1 pt)

  150. The Metallica Club was not originally located in San Rafael, CA. Where was the Metallica Club originally located (city and state)? (1 pt) Why was it located there? (3 pts)

  151. The Metallica Club has been around since late 1993/early 1994. Every year in the membership package, James Hetfield writes an intro letter. What was the 1st year in which James did NOT write the intro letter? (1 pt)

  152. In conjunction with the previous question, in the membership package, you also get an 8" x 10" picture autographed by the band. What was the only year in which the picture only had 3 members on it? (1 pt)

  153. What is the name of the company that manages Metallica? (1 pt) Name the 2 heads of the company. (1 pt) What major country act does this company also manage? (2 pts)

  154. Metallica had a contest in 1996 to help promote the release of "Load". What was the name of the contest? (1 pt)

  155. What game show host helped Metallica with the contest that is referenced in the previous question? (3 pts)

  156. Some Kind of Monster is not the only project that filmmakers, Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger, have worked with Metallica. Can you name at least 2 other projects that they have worked with Metallica. (2 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 2)

  157. Can you name at least 3 artists that have had their artwork featured on a Metallica t-shirt? (3 pts; 1 additional point for each correct answer past 3)

  158. What (or who) is "Scrap Metal"? (3 pts)

  159. What Metallica song was Sting's (a professional wrestler) theme song later on in his career? (2 pts)

  160. According to the "Made in San Francisco" Metallica t-shirt, Metallica started on October 28, 1981. What other important Metallica event has happened on October 28th, but in a different year? (1 pt)

  161. Can you name any connection Metallica has with Star Wars/George Lucas? (1 pt for each valid connection)

    Part 6: "Tie-breaker"

    How many concerts (not counting live performances on tv shows, award shows, etc.) has Metallica done in their entire career (as of 10/31/05)?