Broken, Beat & Scarred

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"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
Metallica - Broken, Beat & Scarred cover 1.jpg
Disc 1 cover
Single by Metallica
from the album Death Magnetic
  • "Broken, Beat & Scarred" (live)
  • "The End of the Line" (live)
  • "Stone Cold Crazy" (live)
  • "Of Wolf and Man" (live)
Released April 3, 2009
Format CD
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 6:25
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Metallica singles chronology
"All Nightmare Long"
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"The View"
Music video
"Broken, Beat & Scarred" on YouTube
Alternative covers
Disc 2 cover
Disc 2 cover
Alternative cover
Disc 3 cover
Disc 3 cover

"Broken, Beat & Scarred" is the forty-fifth single by American heavy metal band Metallica, and the fourth from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, released on April 3, 2009.[1]

James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich argued at length over the title of this song. Hetfield said that he did not like the title, but Ulrich was "very adamant" that it should be called "Broken, Beat & Scarred".[2]

On March 19, Metallica's website announced "Broken, Beat & Scarred" as the next single from the album. The single was released in two formats - a digi-collectors edition and a maxi single.

Music video

On March 26, the official video for "Broken, Beat & Scarred" premiered on the bands official website. The video features the band performing the song live in Fresno, CA in December 2008 accompanied by other clips of the band performing in Ontario, CA in December 2008 on the World Magnetic Tour. It was directed by Wayne Isham, who has previously worked with the band on several videos including Cunning Stunts.[3]

Incorrect credits

The CD maxi single which was released in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, was found to have incorrect information in the credits. The band said that no one from the band or their management had been able to see the artwork before it was released, and it was the fault of the record company. The band said that the singles would be pulled from the stores and another batch was made available. They described the old version as a collector's item for fans who had already bought it.[4]

Track listing

International single part 1
No. Title Length
1. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" 6:26
2. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" (live) 7:26
3. "The End of the Line" (live) 7:52
International single part 2
No. Title Length
1. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" 6:26
2. "Stone Cold Crazy" (live) 3:24
3. "Of Wolf and Man" (live) 4:52
International single part 3 (DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" (video) 6:15
2. "The Day That Never Comes" (video) 8:25
3. "Death Magnetic EPK/Promo Reel" 17:25
Australian maxi single
No. Title Length
1. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" 6:26
2. "Broken, Beat & Scarred" (live) 7:26
3. "The End of the Line" (live) 7:52
4. "Stone Cold Crazy" (live) 3:24
5. "Of Wolf and Man" (live) 4:52
  • All live versions recorded at the O2 Arena on September 15, 2008 at the "Death Magnetic" release event.[1]


Other personnel

Chart performance

Chart (2009) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 75[8]
Austria Singles Top 75 74
Dutch Top 40 25
Finland Singles Chart 4
France Singles Top 100 36
German Singles Top 100 35
US Billboard European Hot 100 67
US Billboard Rock Songs 32
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15
US Billboard Heritage Rock 18

Release details

Date Country/region Format[1]
April 3, 2009 Europe (except France) Digi-collector's edition
South America CD Maxi single
April 6, 2009 France Digi-collectors edition
April 13, 2009 Southeast Asia CD Maxi single
New Zealand


  1. ^ a b c "Metallica announces sixth single". Archived from the original on 2010-12-03.
  2. ^ "Broken, Beat & Scarred Songfacts". Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  3. ^ "Metallica premiere Music Video". 2010-12-03. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  4. ^ "Singles found to contain incorrect credits". 2010-02-04. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Chart performance". Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  6. ^ "Charting details". Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  7. ^ "Broken, Beat & Scarred - Metallica". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  8. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
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