Metallica! What can I say? I have followed these boys from the underground .. to being the Gods of Heavy Metal! Lol.., I know thier influences, as they have been my own.. I know them, and thier music. Not that I know everything... but you would be suprised at what you learn after awhile.. Groupie ... No! Devoted fan... ;)
Experience goes back to the day when I first heard Metal Militia on the "NLTL" demo... lol. I still have that tape! That was the first song I ever heard from them... then saw them at the Whiskey ... Raw,unpolished (at least compared to what they would become!), Several concerts... Fandom... lol, Still at 40- something... Amazing... And knowing we/ they are human.... for 4 men of Rock and Roll, a hard thing to admit! To meet... accept and stare down! Not deny... but push the limits. The trick is to never grow too old..
In the heart! :) They are the heart of Metal, then and now.... Looked up to by many... equaled by few...