OK, I'm new at this and hope I'm doing it right. The subject is Metallica getting some kind of award from mtv for being the band of the year, or something? OK, maybe if this was 1988 they may be deserving of such an award. However, anything they've done since that has pretty much been garbage. OK, I will admit that there are a few songs from what many have come to refer to as "the black album" that I can hear without wanting to throw up. But that's about it. I don't know much about this award they got, but I can think of several other bands that have stayed true to themselves and their fans over the years that would deserve an award way more than Poserica... uh, I mean Metallica (for example Iron Maiden). Modern Metallica music makes me sick, I must admit. I recall flipping channels and coming across mtv or vh1, I don't remember which (probably vh1, because it was a music video that I came upon), and seeing a close up of James Hetfield tilting his head back and forth going, "tick talk, tick talk!" and thinking that any small amount of respect I still had for them was pretty much at that moment gone. And the scary thing was, he was trying to look menacing while doing it. How can this be coming from the same guy who belted out "Am I evil? Yes I am!" those many years ago. And then to hear them say that they never cared about the music or the fans, that they just cared about the money.
So I can say with a clear conscience that while I still enjoy their first four records, the only award Metallica deserves to get any more is the coveted "money hungry bastards" award presented at the Sell-Outs Award Ceremony. I realize that this is probably a dangerous thing for me to post as my first ever post on this site, as I'm probably going to tick (talk) allot of people off and make enemies right out of the starting gate. But I'm hoping that everyone will be willing to accept the fact that this is simply the way I feel about this band that I one time had massive amounts of respect for. This is my opinion, just as you are entitled to yours. If each of us had the exact same opinions, feelings and outlooks about everything, this would be a very boring world, and there'd probably be very little use for this site and others like it. But I'm going to stop talking now and hope I didn't step on too many toes. So until the next time that our paths cross, cul8er.