Metal Hammer Podcast: Should bands use Spotify data to pick their setlists?

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Metallica are reportedly using Spotify data to pick setlists based on popular listening habits – but is that a good idea? Merlin, Eleanor and Luke debate the idea from both sides. 

We're also discussing Behemoth, Manowar, Slash, the best festival sets ever and bands that never changed lineup. 

Plus there's a BIG review of Heavy Montreal festival. 

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.