Commercialization sucks, don't it? Saw a funny set up with the McFarlane Metallica figs. Somebody had customized them wearing "Napster sucks" t-shirts.
I like Metallica. I first saw them back in the early 80's (I'll try to find the stub) at a place called the Playhouse theater. It held 1400 people
I was wearing a jean jacket, ergo, I was the only person not wearing black.
I am a banger from way back. Though I find it entertaining to think that Metal has gone away (seems my night to disagree with Scott
). I tend to think of it as evolving. It's really quite funny to think of bands like Zeppelin, Deep Purple and others as "heavy metal" but in their respective day, they were it. Parents loathed them, governments feared them. I consider Pearl Jam, Nirvana and the like to essentially be metal. Yeah, I know, grunge, but the difference would exactly be what? Driving guitars comprised of about four chords, heavy bass and thundering drums. Now, what does that describe?
Other bands I love (in no particular order):