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MarkIV
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12:06:47 PM Feb 26th 2014
We should start adding entries relating to the Through the Never movie/concert/feature-length-music-video.
Willbyr
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03:35:59 AM Feb 21st 2012
Regarding the Mascot change - does the fanged, mohawked skull shooting the bird count as one, and if so, does it have a name?
Alucard
09:51:15 PM Feb 28th 2012
edited by Alucard
He's called "the scary guy", and the only place I've ever seen him was the Live Shit album.

For a band of Metallica's stature, he's not that prominent or well-promoted, certainly not enough to achieve "mascot-status" (otherwise he'd show up on more t-shirts like Motörhead's Snaggletooth or Dio's Murray). Even the fans can barely agree on a proper mascot. If anything their brand's most obvious symbol is the stylized M or the funny-looking ninja star (kind of like AC/DC and the Lightning Bolt or Nirvana and the smiley).

Not every band needs a mascot.
Willbyr
moderator
03:38:06 AM Feb 29th 2012
I've seen it in a few other places besides that, but I think you're right, it's not ubiquitious enough to be considered a true mascot.
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