#1
I play alot of Metallica, and some RHCP, I was looking at the Line 6 Spider3 75Watt, but I've seen mixed reviews of it.
#2
do not get the line 6 spider. you will regret it for the rest of your life. i have one and i hate it. it was good at first, but you can get something WAY better in that price range.

likewise, stay away from the Marshall MG series.

what is your budget??
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#3
The Spider 3 gives you a lot of tones, but none of them are very good compared to the original. It's pretty hard to get a good tone at all out of that series of amps. What's your budget, and will you be gigging? Can you go used?
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#4
metallica use Randalls and Mesa/boogies
and i have no idea what RHCP use, but they used to use hiWatt i think.

two very different brands with very different voicings and tones.

if you want both sounds, you cant go far wrong with a Vox VT (they have alot of amp models etc) or a line6 flextone.

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#5
Early Metallica was recorded with a hot-rodded Marshall JCM800. Then they switched to Mesa's. Now they use various amps including Marshalls, Mesas, Diezels, Randalls, etc.

John Frusciante uses Marshall Majors and Silver Jubilees.

You would probably be better off going with a modeling amp since their tones are so drastically different. Stay away from Marshall MGs and Line 6 Spiders.

For modeling amps look into:
Peavey Vypyr
Vox Valvetronix
Roland Cube
Line 6 Flextone

However you may be able to pull off the tones you want with something like a Blackstar HT-5.
#6
My budget is 300-450$, and the only gig i would be doing is a high school talent show. And I don't know. I've heard such good things, and such bad things about the Spider 3
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#7
Well idk your budget, but heres my recommendation:

a Randall RM50B with the Blackface and 1086 modules. there are many modules to choose from, but these are good to start with. here is a site that has some sound clips that will help you decide.

http://www.bandslink.com/randall.htm

this is a very versatile amp. it will give you what ever tone you want and actually sound good (unlike the spiders). each preamp module is based off of the circuitry of a certain amp (blackface= fender blackface twin, plexi=marshall plexi, xtc=bogner xtc, etc.). the blackface is a really great clean module. the 1086 is the dan donegan signature module, which when modded by pete turely, i said to be the best module ever. i highly recommend you check it out. here is the randall forum; maybe you can get some more info there. pete is their too, under the name "okstrat." he also has his own subforum: gigamods.

http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/index.php

EDIT: ok, this is way out of your budget, but if you can get the money, it will be worth it. even if you don't get this now, consider it in the future.

good luck.
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#8
For smaller gigs like that, and the budget you suggested, I would go with a modelling amp or a lower-budget tube amp. Since your two favorite things to play are very different, a modelling amp may be for you. But, if you're looking for a better tone, you may want a tube amp. Some good modelling amps in your price range are:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-VT50-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=424008#new

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Vypyr-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=482910#new

These are some good tube amps you should consider:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046#new

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442#new

Finally, you could go with a tube-powered modelling amp, which doesn't sound quite as good as a regular tube amp, but has lots of models with very good tone:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442#new

Personally, I'd either go with the B-52 and add an overdrive pedal or something. But the tube Vypyr seems really nice too. Try some out.
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