Here lies the videos shot by Metallica, for the music they play.


Metallica - One Official Music Video

Metallica - One Official Music Video

The video music video for One from the album ...And Justice for All, would become Metallica's first music video ever shot. Recorded in December of 1988 with directors Bill Pope and Michael Salomon. The video was originally released on January 22, 1989 during the Headbangers Ball on MTV.

The video features the band playing in an abandoned warehouse in Long Beach, California, performing to the song One. Using footage from 1971 film adaption of the book "Johnny Got His Gun" by Dalton Trumbo, which Metallica bought rights into for using instead of making an oh going deal, depicting a solider who has lost his arms, legs, and all of his face (including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue), but that his mind functions perfectly, leaving him a prisoner in his own body.

Jammin' Version 

Fearing that MTV would not take the original cut of the video that used footage from "Johnny Got His Gun" the band decided to make another cut of the video without the scenes from the movie. Just leaving the footage of the band themselves playing the song, reducing the lenght of the video from nearly eight minutes to a mere five and half. The alternate take was dubbed the Jammin' Version, and was released on January 30, 1989.