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Sammy Hagar tells of a bet with Metallica that they would lose...

Sammy Hagar, an American singer and guitarist, is best known for his solo career. However, the artist has also played in Montrose and Van Halen, replacing David Lee Roth.

During Monsters of Rock in 1988, in which band such as Van Halen, Scorpions, Kingdom Come and precisely Metallica, Hagar were present, he allegedly bet with the latter that their album - Master of Puppets - would reach platinum status before the end of the tour.

The bet was obviously won by Hagar but only two members of band - Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - would pay up. The other members would never have done so.

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The career of Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar, an American singer and guitarist, is best known for his solo career. However, the artist has also played in Montrose and Van Halen, replacing David Lee Roth.
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The bet with Metallica
During 1988 Monsters of Rock, where band such as Van Halen, Scorpions, Kingdom Come and precisely Metallica, Hagar were present, he would bet with the latter that their album - Master of Puppets - would go platinum before the end of the tour.
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Not all members of Metallica have paid off their lost bets
The bet was obviously won by Hagar but only two members of the band - Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett - would pay. The other members would have never have done so.
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The numbers of Master of Puppets
Metallica, "Master of Puppets" 's third studio album was released on March 3, 1986. Placing twenty-ninth on the Billboard 200, it was the first Metallica album to surpass 500,000 copies. In 2003, the album was certified six times platinum for selling more than six million copies in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it second on its list of the 100 best metal albums of all time.
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Master of Puppets' remastered version
In November 2017 Master of Puppets was re-released in a remastered edition and in several versions including one deluxe that contains interviews, unreleased tracks and demos. A must-have for any fan and collector.
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