10. TUES­DAY’S GONE (1973)

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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The Skynyrd root in ’tal­lica runs deep. Papa Het said Sweet Home Alabama was “the first piece of vinyl I bought with my lawn­mower money… I re­mem­ber think­ing, ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd, this guy’s great.’” Dave Mus­taine later cheek­ily in­serted the song’s riff into Seek And

De­stroy, while Kirk fondly re­calls

Cliff’s ob­ses­sion with late Skynyrd gui­tarist Ed King. “He’d al­ways ask me to show him Skynyrd licks, and then he’d end up say­ing, ‘Man, that’s tricky. That’s re­ally tricky!’”

Me­tal­lica first dusted off this plain­tive bal­lad, from Skynyrd’s de­but al­bum

(Pro­nounced ‘Lĕh-’nérd ‘Skin-’nérd), for an all-acous­tic ben­e­fit or­gan­ised by

Neil Young in Oc­to­ber 1997. A month later, they recorded Tues­day’s Gone at San Jose ra­dio sta­tion KSJO FM, joined by Jerry Cantrell, Pep­per Keenan, Jim Martin, Les Clay­pool and Skynyrd gui­tarist Gary Ross­ing­ton. “I al­ways loved that one,” James told So What!

“It’s a movin’-on song: you’re split­ting, you’re leav­ing your woman at home. You’re off do­ing your own thing.

It re­ally fits the road.”

“LYNYRD SKYNYRD WAS THE FIRST VINYL I BOUGHT”

JAMES HET­FIELD

Skynyrd’s ‘movin’-on song’ re­ally spoke to James and co KING DI­A­MOND’S DREAMS OF HOR­ROR, DI­A­MOND HEAD’S SELF-TI­TLED AL­BUM AND DIS­CHARGE’S END OF DAYS ARE ALL OUT NOW. ME­TAL­LICA’S ...AND JUS­TICE FOR ALL REIS­SUE IS OUT NOW VIA BLACK­ENED

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