St. Anger Keeps Spinning Metallica Comedy Gold

James Hetfield gazes longingly at his computer screen. Sultry piano hangs in the air. “I’m madly in love with you,” Metallica’s frontman types with a faint smile. On the receiving end is Lars Ulrich. He pounds his middle fingers onto his keyboard to reply, “I’m madly in lust with you.”

It’s getting spicy now. James grins as he takes things to third base. He writes Lars, then excitedly jumps on the phone. “Dude, anger works better rhythmically,” he declares before launching into a clearly lip-synched guitar inferno. “I’m madly in anger with yewwwww!”

The scene? An AOL ad in 2003 as part of Metallica’s marketing blitz for St. Anger,

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