|Video by Metallica|
|Released||December 8, 1998|
|Recorded||Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, May 9–10, 1997|
|Genre||Heavy metal, thrash metal|
|Producer|| Dana Marshall|
Cunning Stunts is a concert video by heavy metal band Metallica released in 1998. It was released in DVD and VHS formats. The title is a spoonerism of the words stunning cunts.
A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, choir, or band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, arenas and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts or amphitheatre concerts. Informal names for a concert include show and gig.
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
The DVD features concert footage, band interviews, a documentary, behind the scenes footage, and a photo gallery consisting of approximately 1,000 photos. Three of the performances feature multiple angles.
During the performance of the song "Enter Sandman", the entire stage is set to appear to collapse and explode, with pyrotechnics and a technician (referred to in the extras as the "Burning Dude") who runs across the stage while on fire, as another technician swings overhead.
"Enter Sandman" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their self-titled fifth album, Metallica in 1991. The music was written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the concept of a child's nightmares.
Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound. Its etymology stems from the Greek words pyro ("fire") and tekhnikos. Pyrotechnics include not only the manufacture of fireworks but items such as safety matches, oxygen candles, explosive bolts and fasteners, components of the automotive airbag and gas pressure blasting in mining, quarrying and demolition.
This is also one of the few Metallica concerts that did not feature "Ecstasy of Gold" as an intro.
All tracks by Metallica
|1.||"Bad Seed Jam/So What?"||5:34|
|3.||"Sad but True"||6:31|
|4.||"Ain't My Bitch (Multiple Angles)"||6:27|
|5.||"Hero of the Day"||4:18|
|8.||"Fuel (Demo Version)"||5:50|
|9.||"Bass/Guitar Doodle (Medley of My Friend of Misery, and Welcome Home (Sanitarium))"||3:55|
|10.||"Nothing Else Matters"||6:05|
|11.||"Until It Sleeps"||4:17|
|12.||"For Whom the Bell Tolls (Multiple Angles)"||5:51|
|13.||"Wherever I May Roam (Multiple Angles)"||7:14|
|14.||"Fade to Black"||8:29|
|15.||"Kill/Ride Medley |
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|1.||"Leper Messiah Jam/Last Caress"||5:28|
|2.||"Master of Puppets (short version)"||3:43|
|4.||"Cure Jam/Am I Evil? (short version)"||7:04|
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