Beatallica is a Beatles/Metallica mash-up band that has been active since 2001. A typical song by then combines a song by the Beatles with a song by Metallica (e.g., The Thing That Should Not Let it Be, A Garage Dayz Nite, Everybody's Got A Ticket to Ride Except Me and My Lightning, etc.), although in some cases it's just a Beatles song with different lyrics, mostly being critisims against glam metal (I Want to Choke Your Band) or references to blood (All You Need Is Blood, see below for more information). They have two studio albums, three EPs and a maxi-single.
The band was formed in 2001 at the annual Spoof Fest in Milwaukee, the orginal two being Jaymz Lennfield and Krk Hammetson. The EP A Garage Dayz Nite (see below) was recorded as a memento and a few copies were handed out to friends. Eventually, it found its way online a year later thanks to Dr. David Dixon, who made a web page for them and gave the MP3s for free. He was also the one to name the band "Beatallica". A year later (2002), David met the band, who was unaware of the website up until that point, and presented them with a stack of e-mails, which prompted them to make their second EP, Beatallica, also known as The Grey Album, which was released online April 1st, 2004.
To avoid legal troubles, all members go under stage names (but their real names have been revealed interviews).
- Jaymz Lennfield (refering to John Lennon and James Hetfield) - vocals, lyrics, songwriting, rhythm guitar
- Grg Hammetson (refering to George Harrison and Kirk Hammet) - lead guitar
- Kliff McBurtney (refering to Paul McCartney and Cliff Burton) - lead bass
- Ringo Larz (refering to Ringo Starr and Lars Ulrich) - drums
- Flemball Rasmartin (refering to George Martin and Flemming Rasmussen) - producer
- Krk Hammetson (refering to George Harrison and Kirk Hammet) - lead guitar
- Diablo Mysterioso (refering to "L'Angelo Misterioso", one of George's pseudonyms) - guitar
- Joey Nicol (referring to Joey Jordison and Jimmy Nicol, real name Mike Portnoy ) - drums
- (2001) A Garage Dayz Nite (EP)
- (2004) Beatallica (The Grey Album) (EP)
- (2007) Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (CD)
- (2008) All You Need Is Blood (maxi-single)
- (2009) Masterful Mystery Tour (CD)
- (2009) Winter Plunderband (EP)
- (2013) Abbey Load (CD)