As I said on this past weekend's Ultimate Metallica Show, it was pretty easy to celebrate Metallica with gratitude because, well, that's what we do every week.

But given the time of the year, I figured it was especially important to offer up our thanks for the greatest band in the world—and the greatest fan community in the world, too. A lot of you chimed in before the show with reasons why you're thankful for Metallica and I shared some of those comments on the air.

Beyond Thanksgiving, we also celebrated a few anniversaries—as you can see in the playlist below—like S&M, Garage Inc. and Live at Grimey's, and you know we had to keep pulling out some live tracks from Metallica's recent old-school show in honor of the Zazula family.

Check out the full recap below.

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 1

The Ultimate Metallica Show — Hour 2

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Fans Share Why They're Thankful For Metallica

Regardless of the time of year, it's always good to take a step back and offer gratitude for different things in your life. For the Metallica Family, that "thing" is simple: Music. We recently asked you to share some different reasons why you're thankful for Metallica and their music and we've picked some of our favorites. In the gallery below, you'll see some of the comments we received. You can keep sharing why you're grateful for Metallica on Facebook and Twitter, and you can always send us a message in our app to keep the conversation going.

'The Metallica Blacklist': 10 Best Metallica Cover Songs on 'Black Album' Tribute

While a compilation of 53 bands covering 12 tracks from one Metallica album is bound to include some misses, The Metallica Blacklist includes a considerable amount of hits. Listening to it over and over and over again, we've picked out the 10 best "Black Album" covers from The Metallica Blacklist; check them out in this gallery.

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