October 2, 2023

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “What If Metallica’s “Kill It All” Was Written in a Major Key?

  • Interesting. green day on speed maybe?

  • Is this actually Foo Fighters formula? Hear me out. This video was so good I’ve watched it three times (already, in a row). And midway through the second viewing I couldn’t help but hear a lot of Foo Fighters in the major key. Considering Dave Grohl is a metalhead/thrasher/punk/hardcore at heart (see PROBOT project) is it too far fetched to propose that he might WRITE Foo Fighters material in a familiar minor key, and then COVERT in to a major key to give it it’s universal, radio friendly appeal? Ultimately, what would happen if someone were to reverse the rolls in this video and play Foo Fighters in a minor key? I’ll bet we’d get some heavy, heavy rockers (think “In Your Honour” with its soaring guitars and hints at elements of thrash).


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