As a longtime music maven (former editor at Crawdaddy etc.) and author of a new e-book probing the death penalty in the USA (Dead Reckoning), I thought it would be apt for me to post a video here every day with a song illustrating or commenting on executions in America. Today something completely different: Metallica's vintage "Ride the Lightning." See the first five picks in this series -- from Billie Holiday, Johnny Cash, The Band, Springsteen etc. -- elsewhere on this blog.