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Metallica released its landmark self-titled album on August 12, 1991. Known as “The Black Album,” it has sold over 17 million copies in the United States alone. Despite being one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, not everyone is a fan.

The band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in September 2021 and read 1-star Amazon reviews of the LP. Fortunately, they were good sports about the whole thing. Then again, when you make Metallica money, it takes more than a bizarre review to truly ruin your day.

So, which was the best 1-star review of “The Black Album”? This author’s favorite was, “I bought this when it came out. I was horrified when I listened to it. I threw it off a bridge and watched a truck smash it.”


In other Metallica news: The metal icons were recently announced as headliners of the 2022 Global Citizen Festival. The festival takes place on Saturday, September 24 in New York’s Central Park. Other acts performing at the show include Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía. The festival aims to bring awareness to a number of issues. Those issues include global poverty, climate change and investing in education for women and girls in underserved countries.

The concert is broadcasting and livestreaming via a number of outlets including ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, Twitter, YouTube and more. An edited primetime special highlighting the festival with air on Sunday, September 25 at 7 PM EDT on ABC.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.