One of Metallica’s earliest albums was inspired by author Stephen King.

Guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band’s sophomore album Ride The Lightning is named after a line from King’s The Stand, about a character is about to be executed by the electric chair.

The admiration is mutual – King is a big Metallica fan and was even a fan club member back in the day.

What are some other rock songs inspired by movies or books?

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