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Metallica - Fuel  (Rock In Rio Festival 2008)

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Fuel on Wikipedia
Single by Metallica
from the album ReLoad
B-side"Sad But True (live)"/"Nothing Else Matters (live)"
"Wherever I May Roam (live)"/"One (live)"
"Until it Sleeps (live)"/"Fuel (live)"/"Fuel (demo)"
ReleasedJune 22, 1998
FormatCD single
GenreHeavy metal
Writer(s)Kirk Hammett
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
ProducerBob Rock
Metallica singles chronology

"Fuel" is a song by Metallica. The theme of the song could be applied to the fact that people like to drive their lives (like their cars) too fast. It seems to be one of James Hetfield's favorite songs as he later said before a concert played at an Oakland Raiders game, "We have to play Fuel...'cause it gets me pumped up." (Taped on Some Kind of Monster.)

The song was written by Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett, and was released as the third single from their seventh album, ReLoad. Metallica have frequently played the song in concert over the years, including the 1999 live album S&M with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. song Fuel was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1999 but lost to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant for the song "Most High"

Song usage

As an instrumental piece, "Fuel" was the theme song and used as background music during race recaps for NASCAR broadcasts on NBC and TNT from 2001 to 2003 seasons. (It was also used for the 2004 coverage of the Daytona 500, but not as the theme song.) However, from the MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 until the end of the 2001 season, the opening scream ("Give me fuel, Give me fire, Give me that which I desire!") was removed because of its close association with terrorists in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The pre-release version of the song entitled "Fuel For Fire" (with different lyrics) appears on the NASCAR Full Throttle CD.Sometimes at live concerts, James and Kirk slide their guitars to make a engine roaring sound to add the taste of the theme of the song.

"Fuel" featured in the House M.D. episode "Known Unknown" (Season 6, Episode 7)in an attempt to recreate the conditions of a patients original symptoms.

Avril Lavigne has covered the song live paying tribute to the band at MTV Icon: Metallica, held in Universal City, California in 2003.

Track listing

UK CD Single 1
  1. "Fuel"
  2. "Sad But True (Live)"
  3. "Nothing Else Matters (Live)"
UK CD Single 2
  1. "Fuel"
  2. "Wherever I May Roam (Live)"
  3. "One (Live)"
UK CD Single 3
  1. "Fuel"
  2. "Until It Sleeps (Live)"
  3. "Fuel (Live)"
  4. "Fuel (Demo)"

All live tracks are recorded on April 20, 1998 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia

External links

  • "Fuel" at MusicBrainz

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