Metallica - One cover

Metallica "One"

Performed by Metallica
Year 1988
Appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: Metallica
Tier Single player

Battle For Your Soul

Co-op Career

Battle For Your Souls...

★★★★ (Expert) Easy


★★★★★ (Expert) Easy


One is a track by Metallica in Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero: Metallica, based on the anti-war novel and movie, Johnny Got His Gun. It comes from the band's fourth album, ...And Justice For All, released in 1988, in which it is the fourth track.


"One" is one of the songs in the last level of GH3, "Battle For Your Soul". It is generally considered one of the hardest songs in the game to full combo and hardest songs in the game, second only to "Through The Fire And Flames" in most minds. In "Fast Solo A", the song goes up to 22.5 nps (notes per second) ascending triplets. This has been just recently full comboed by JPrez44 of ScoreHero - the section is tappable, but one stray yellow note in the middle of the section cannot be hammered on, thus requiring a proper strum. Its sheer speed means that elbow strumming is possible, but highly unlikely, although the arrangement of the triplets is different in GH: Metallica, they can now be hit with the slider making it a tiny bit easier since most people could never tap this quickly, and there are no sneaky regular notes this time; though even with the slider, it's no walk in the park. Simply use star power here and strum consistently while fingering as fast as you can and you will pass. Fast Solo B then becomes the problem, as errors there can make the harder C and D cause failing. However, the songs intro and much of the first 5 minutes of the song is somewhat easy.

To get 5 star on this song you will need at least 383,000 points, in Hard, you need about 354,000, in Medium 250,000 and in Easy, about 160,000.

Appears InEdit

This song appears as a Master Track.


  • Although Robert Trujillo plays the bass for this song in Guitar Hero: Metallica (unless you're playing as someone else), he did not play the bass for the song in real life. Jason Newsted did.
  • Only one person has ever FC'd One using only one hand on the frets. FrostedGH is that one person. Fast Solo A has been FC'd one handed by multiple people, however.

Song StatsEdit

Hard 5-Star = 337,000

Expert 5-Star = between 376,000 and 390,000. To get 5 star on this song you will need at least 383,000 points.

A section of the guitar solo as it appears in Guitar Hero Metallica.


Guitar Hero 3 - One - Expert - 100% FC

Guitar Hero 3 - One - Expert - 100% FC

One on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock expert 100%

Guitar Hero Metallica ONE 100% First FC Expert Song 49

Guitar Hero Metallica ONE 100% First FC Expert Song 49

One on Guitar Hero: Metallica expert guitar 100%

Metallica & Lang Lang ONE Grammys 56th 720P HD

Metallica & Lang Lang ONE Grammys 56th 720P HD

Metallica and Lang Lang perform "One"

Metallica - One

Metallica - One

One by Metallica Music Video

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