Many people probably assume that the guys in Metallica don’t sit around reading Ernest Hemingway books in their spare time, but someone in the group obviously picked up his 1940 classic novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, before writing this song with the same title. The lyrics are directly inspired by a scene described in Chapter 27 of the book, in which five soldiers in the Spanish American War are gunned down during an airstrike. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is generally regarded as one of Metallica’s most popular songs.
- A Farewell to Arms
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- The Old Man and the Sea
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