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This song is originally played in Standard Eb tuning, but I am translating it to Drop D

Fuel
As performed on "ReLoad"
Music by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich
Lyrics by James Hetfield

h        hammer on
p        pull off
b        bend
r        return
~        vibrating
/        slide up
PM       palm muting
x        muffled strings
Harm.    Natural harmonics
James    Guitar 1
Kirk     Guitar 2
Both     D'uh

Whole song is played w/ distortion

Intro
e[------------------------------]-----------------
B[------------------------------]-----------------
G[------------------------------]-----------------
D[------------------------------]-4/6-6-6-4-------
A[-1-------1--------1---1-------]-x-x-x-x-x-------
D[-4p1-1-1-4p1-1-1--4p1-4p1-1-1-]-4/6-6-6-4-------

Main riff (The note in parenthesees would make it sound more like the actual
recording, but you'd have to be a very quick plucker)
e[----------------------------------------------------------
B[----------------------------------------------------------
G[----------------------------------------------------------
D[-------6-6-6-4-------6-6-6-4-------6-6-6-4-------6-6-6-4--
A[-0h4h6---------0h4h6---------0h4h6---------0h4h6----------
D[-(6)-----------(6)-----------(6)-----------(6)------------

Intro

Verse (James, x2, add main riff in between each time and before chorus)
e[-----------------------------------------------
B[-----------------------------------------------
G[-----------------------------------------------
D[-1-----------------1--------1------------------
A[-1--------4--------1--------1------8---7---6---
D[-1--------4--------1--------1------8---7---6---

Kirk                     w/ wah pedal 
e[---------------------]--------------------------
B[---------------------]--------------------------
G[---------------------]-/13-13-11--/13-13-11-----
D[-1-----------------1-]-/13-13-11--/13-13-11-----
A[-1--------4--------1-]--------------------------
D[-1--------4--------1-]--------------------------

Pre-chorus (James)
e[-----------------------------------------------
B[-----------------------------------------------
G[-----------------------------------------------
D[-----------------------------------------------
A[-----------------------------------------------
D[-1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8---------------
  Harm............................

Chorus (Both)     x6            x2       x2
e[------------------------]------------[-------------
B[------------------------]------------[-------------
G[------------------------]------------[-------------
D[------------------------]--4---------[--6----------
A[-6p4-4-6-6---6p4-4-6-6--]----6-6---6-[----8-8---8--
D[------------------------]------------[-------------

In some live versions, James plays this...
e[----------------------------------------------------------------
B[----------------------------------------------------------------
G[----------------------------------------------------------------
D[----------------------------------------------------------------
A[-1--------6--------4--------6--------1------4------6------9-----
D[-1--------6--------4--------6--------1------4------6------9-----

Intro

Main riff

Verse

Main riff

Pre-chorus

Chorus

Interlude  (James x8, Kirk x4)
e[-----------------------------------------------
B[-----------------------------------------------
G[-----------------------------------------------
D[-----------------------------------------------
A[-6--6----4-------------6--6----4--------4------
D[-6--6----4----1-1-1-1--6--6----4----1-1-4------
               PM......              PM..

Pre-solo (Kirk, w/ wah pedal, x4)
e[-------------------------------------------------------
B[-------------------------------------------------------
G[-13-13-13--11--------11-------13-13-13--11--------11---
D[-13-13-13--11--13-13-11-13----13-13-13--11--13-13-11---
A[---------------13-13----13------------------13-13------
D[-------------------------------------------------------
   
    x3                  Wah pedal off   x3
e[--------------------]---------------------------
B[--------------------]---------------------------
G[--------13-13-13-11-]-13b15r13p11---------------
D[-/11h13-------------]-------------13------------
A[--------------------]---------------------------
D[--------------------]---------------------------

GUITAR SOLO (Kirk)
e[--------------------11-------11----14b16-14p13-14p13--------------------
B[-14b16-16~~~--14b16----14b16-------------------------14-----------------
G[--------------------------------------------------------13--11-10-11----
D[---------------------------------------------------------------------11-
A[------------------------------------------------------------------------
D[------------------------------------------------------------------------

e[--------------------------------------------------13-14-16---
B[--------------------------14p13----13----13-14-16------------
G[--------------11----13h15-------15----13---------------------
D[-11-11--11h13----13------------------------------------------
A[-------------------------------------------------------------
D[-------------------------------------------------------------

e[-16b18-18-18r16~~~~~--/8-6---/8-6-----------------------------
B[-----------------------x-x----x-x-----------------------------
G[----------------------/8-6---/8-6-----------------------------
D[-----------------------------------6b8-6b8-6b8-6b8--6p4-------
A[--------------------------------------------------------4-6---
D[--------------------------------------------------------------

e[-/8-6---/8-6-----11---15-15-15----
B[--x-x----x-x-----x----x--x--x-----
G[-/8-6---/8-6-----11---15-15-15----
D[----------------------------------
A[----------------------------------
D[----------------------------------

e[----------------------------------------------------------
B[----------------------------------------------------------
G[------------------------------------------11--11p8--------
D[-------13p11----13p11------------------------------11/13--
A[-11h13-------13-------13--11-13-11-13-11------------------
D[----------------------------------------------------------

e[-----------------------------------------------
B[-----------------------------------------------
G[-----------------------------------------------
D[---------------------11-11b13r11---------------
A[-11--13-11-13-11-13----------------------------
D[-----------------------------------------------

Post-solo (Kirk, James plays chords version of chorus under this)
e[---------------------------------------------------
B[---------------------------------------------------
G[-8~~~~~~-8--10h11--8~~~~~~-8--10h11-11/13-8~~~~~~--
D[---------------------------------------------------
A[---------------------------------------------------
D[---------------------------------------------------

e[-----------------------------------------------
B[-----------------------------------------------
G[-8--10h11-11/13--11p10-11~~~--8p6-8~~~~~~------
D[-----------------------------------------------
A[-----------------------------------------------
D[-----------------------------------------------

e[-------------------------------------------------------
B[-------------------------------------------------------
G[-8--10h11-11/13--11p10-11--10p8-10--8p6-8~~~-6~~~------
D[-------------------------------------------------------
A[-------------------------------------------------------
D[-------------------------------------------------------

Chorus

Intro

Main riff

Intro


Done.

Song structure:
Intro
Main riff
Intro
Verse
Main riff
Intro
Verse
Main riff
Intro
Pre-chorus
Chorus
Intro
Main riff
Intro
Verse
Main riff
Intro
Verse
Main riff
Intro
Pre-chorus
Chorus
Intro
Interlude
Pre-solo
GUITAR SOLO
Post-solo
Chorus
Intro
Main riff
Intro

I know the song structure may look somewhat confusing, but just play it along
with the actual recording and you'll get it down in no time.  METALLICA FOREVER!!!!!

            
            
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METHED 10 Jun 21, 2004 08:00 PM

awesome tan dude i like this. thanks for posting a good fuel tab because the rest simply suck. rock on.

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Señor 110 Jul 09, 2004 08:00 PM

this seems like a 100% correct tab!!!! this is just awesome!!!!

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rockking123 10 Feb 04, 2007 05:31 AM

nice job well done, but i would play the intro this way:
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|
Eb|-3p0-0-3p0-0-3p0-|-3p0-0-3p0-0-3p0-|
good tab though
Rock on!

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