Metallica

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2009

Inducted by: Flea

Nominated in: 2009

First Eligible: 2008 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2008 (ranked #44) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Kill 'Em All (1983)
Ride the Lightning (1984)
Master of Puppets (1986)
...And Justice For All (1988)
Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
Death Magnetic (2008)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Seek and Destroy (1983)
Fade to Black (1984)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1984)
Ride The Lightning (1984)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1986)
Battery (1986)
Master of Puppets (1986)
One (1988)
Enter Sandman (1991)
The Unforgiven (1991)
Nothing Else Matters (1991)

Metallica @ Wikipedia

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metallica deserve it~

Posted by martin on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 01:17am


Metallica is The Best

Posted by pekka on Sunday, 07.16.06 @ 17:07pm


1 of the big 4 of thrash and the biggest band in the past 23 years

Posted by zach iuliucci on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 23:18pm


Well, the only heavy metal band I like is Metallica. They deserve to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Aldo on Monday, 07.24.06 @ 23:42pm


Dont get me wrong Metallica is BAD ASS but when it comes to the most talent... hands down STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS THE MAN one of The best guitarist ever.. I think he should already be in there but seeing now is his chance he deserves it Metallica should be after...

Posted by Eric on Saturday, 07.29.06 @ 14:44pm


The Heaviest and the most influential band in the history. They will be inducted, I'm Sure of that

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 08.3.06 @ 11:10am


I love Metallica but they're metal not rock 'n roll

Posted by Blue on Monday, 08.7.06 @ 16:00pm


Stevie Ray Vaughan is a million times better than anyone in metallica i mean honestly james should try and play like srv i doubt he could
i miss you stevie

Posted by Lancelot on Tuesday, 08.8.06 @ 06:35am


WSRV does deserve this more than metallica but metallica have spent 23 years being the worlds biggest band, brought metal to mainstream, and released 4 of the greatest metal ablums to ever be created. They should be in there too. Pantera is another one who should be in there too!

Posted by cam on Tuesday, 08.8.06 @ 15:43pm


Metallica is the greatest Metal band. It's a sum-up of all sub-genres of metal. They're the gods of metal, and there should not even be any considering. It should just be an "Absolutely Yes", answer. Metal as most people should know is a su-genre of Rock. No matter what people say, "Metal is it's own genre" It doesn't matter. Metal will forever be a hardcore version of Rock. Period, end of story, see you later!

Posted by Alex b. on Thursday, 08.24.06 @ 17:38pm


They will get in. Of the Big 4 thrash metal bands (Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth being the others) they were the most popular and the one that has a higher chance of getting in. There is no denying their talent and influence to future rock bands.

Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 15:55pm


As far as Metallica being "metal" and not rock and roll, I'm sure you could probably sub-class the HOF inductees into dozens of different types. You really can't get much more rock and roll than heavy metal, and for that matter, Metallica.

Posted by Blue is a moron on Tuesday, 09.5.06 @ 12:00pm


metallica deserves it!

Posted by king on Thursday, 09.7.06 @ 07:56am


give them fuel , give them fire , they'll give what we desire pure hardcore rock

Posted by king on Thursday, 09.7.06 @ 08:42am


Yep, they sure deserve it, no matter what you ####tards say.

Posted by Adolf Hitler on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 10:55am


Actually their first song "Hit The Lights" was released in 1981, so they are already eligible.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 08:56am


I guess the Stevie Ray Vaughan fans did not see he will be eligible in 2008 and that is one of the few lay-ups that even R&R HOF voters couldn't F*ck up..........Metalica like Led Zeppelin before them brought hard & heavy music to the masses. They also should be a lock first time eligible.

Posted by Ken on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 07:54am


you guys know that there is more than one inductee a year right?

and metallica F***ING OWNS ALL.

Posted by Nate on Monday, 11.6.06 @ 18:38pm


Alright, let Metallica be in the hall of Fame, Cliff Burton would be proud

Posted by Frodijr on Thursday, 11.23.06 @ 11:46am


Metallica is by far "the best " metal band today adn since they came out sooo yeah i know they will be inducted soon

Posted by Pat on Monday, 12.11.06 @ 15:11pm


Metallica, are you kidding me? Of course they're getting in! They're only one of the greatest bands of all time!

Posted by Dee Chancey on Wednesday, 12.13.06 @ 10:10am


Metallica is one of THE BEST Heavy Metal Bands on Earth and they Truly Deserve it...

Posted by vish on Sunday, 12.17.06 @ 21:53pm


Metallica sucks, don't get offended you dumbass metalheads its just an opinion.

Posted by SP4LIFE on Monday, 01.1.07 @ 11:22am


metallica=best band ever

Posted by joey on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 16:57pm


---k metallica, megadeth should be there instead....

Posted by Johnny on Friday, 01.5.07 @ 09:43am


Metallica has had the most sucess than any other metal band in the US

Posted by BA on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 10:30am


If it were possible to separate Metallica into pre and post-Black Album, I'd definitely approve the former. Their self-titled and everything that followed is mediocre at best.

Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:52pm


If the criteria includes innovation and influence, there is no more influential band not in the hall than Metallica. They essentially defined a new age of heavy metal that was unlike anything before it, and ushered in so many subsequent genres. Think of any loud-mouthed hard thrashing band out there today, none of them would exist without these guys.

Posted by Nothing on Thursday, 01.11.07 @ 23:16pm


The Melvins took absolutely zero influence from Metallica. I expect an apology now.

Posted by William on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 02:09am


Hell yah they deserve tht!!!
METALLICA without any doubt is the greates band ever... their music won't fade no matter how old they r ..

Posted by Opethallica on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 23:20pm


Metallica was the best metal band when they started playing in the 80's and there still the best today. They most definetly deserve an induction.

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 00:07am


Motörhead was better than Metallica in the '80s, and tons of bands outperformed them in the '90s and continue to do so today.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 09:48am


Metallica is pretty much a shoo-in based on their influence, and the fact that they haven't released anything decent since And Justice For All doesn't really change that.

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 10:27am


even if i'm not a metallica fan, i'm still thinking they deserved it, as they brought the heavy metal genre to recognition. and influences lots of bands.

Posted by TRTRZ on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 09:25am


Metallica's influence is one of the most massive in music history, Period. If they don't get in right away, it would be blasphemy.

Posted by Christof on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 16:07pm


Metallica are not just thrash, listen to the Load Album, plus they are rock and roll Garage Inc proves it. They deserve it.

Posted by barr on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 17:35pm


Hopefully Metallica getting in will start the flood of other deserving metal bands (Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple, Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Crue).

Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 01:11am


METALLICA
ROCK ON! One the best metal bands of all time, a key player in the big 4 its about time they got in!

Posted by Magma on Thursday, 01.25.07 @ 12:50pm


Other than Black Sabbath and Zeppelin, arguably the most influential heavy metal band of all time. Although recently people have been critical, they forget that there was a time in the 80's when Metallica could do no wrong, releasing classic album after classic album and achieving mainstream success on their own terms. In commercial terms none of their contemporaries come close, as the band has sold over 80 million records worldwide. No doubt they deserve to be inducted.

Posted by Mr. Jones on Thursday, 01.25.07 @ 19:55pm


Metallica is the most influential band of all time.

It's the greatest band in the world.

The greatest band in the universe.

It's a MAN's band

OBEY YOUR MASTER





Posted by Tony on Saturday, 01.27.07 @ 00:24am


They definetely deserve it, though they havem't sold as many copies as Led Zeppelin or AC/DC, they are way better for me, in and outstage

Posted by David on Thursday, 02.1.07 @ 20:09pm


sp4life, you suck you dumbass, dont get offended it just fact!!!Metallica truly deserves to be inducted!!

Posted by Waldo on Saturday, 02.3.07 @ 11:47am


It's high time Metallica took their rightful place in the hall of fame alongside the other truly great bands already inducted!

Posted by Rocket on Thursday, 02.15.07 @ 14:41pm


METALLICA are the greatest band that have ever been and ever will be, period! Theyre continued desire to be ruthless in their pursuit of what they want to do or achieve with they're music should be awarded alone. Remember that this band as seen in this clip shot in 1989, were playing to sold out arenas before MTV or Radio had even heard them or 'accepted' them for that matter, they still continue to remain true to themselves and not bow to selling out by changing their values as people and as a band! THE HARDEST WORKING BAND IN THE WORLD, THE GREATEST BAND IN THE WORLD, MAY WE INDUCT METALLICA? HELL YES BABY!

Posted by Dan Mayhew on Thursday, 02.15.07 @ 17:58pm


They should only be eligible for the "####ed The Fans Over For Cash" award

they`ve made as many bad albums as they have great albums and the great albums arnt that great that they can compensate for the bad albums, in short, they should stick to being a covers band, it`s what they`re best at

Posted by Chokehold on Friday, 02.16.07 @ 11:46am


the biggest band in the world

Posted by manny on Saturday, 02.17.07 @ 13:53pm


Metallica has had a lot of problems, but they have been able to return to be MetallicA thousand times, and is a very great merit for them. James Hetfield is one of the best frontman and musician of history, play his riffs and sing at the same time it's almost impossible, lars has had his graet time, i think it was in 1988, with one, dyers eve, etc... metallica has had the best bass guitar of history, Mr Cliff Burton (RIP). He deserves to be there, in the rock hall, and Kirk is not the best guitarist of the world, but he has made very cool riffs and solos, he is a excelent musician too... MetallicA is one of the best bands ever!! and if one band deserves to be there in the rock hall, is MetallicA and no one else... MetallicA owns (I'm from Uruguay, sorry about my english... :)... )

Posted by creeping death_santiago on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 04:59am


NO DOUBT ABOUT IT...THERE IS NO BAND IN THE METAL HISTORY THAT DESERVES THIS AWARD...FOR ALL THE YEARS IN THE MUSCIC, ALL THE INFLUENCE IN MANY METAL BANDS, AND FOR BEING ONE OF THE GREATEST GROUP OF MUSICIANS EVER....
SATY HEAVY...

Posted by chileanhorsemen on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 06:33am


MetallicA is the Best Heavy Metal band that ever exist and for the influence in many band and generations They Should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Metal_death on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 08:11am


Of Course they deseve it. I'm from Chile, and, I don't know, but with 25 years of history, fans almost all around the world, one of the most selling albums on history, an influetion for all the rock band in the middle 80's and 90's, a lifestyle of rock gods, and after all that, still dedicating their live to music? still a question if they deserve it? I mean... just read this: METALLICA.. something else?

Posted by jaimetaler0x on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 08:56am


Metallica is the best band in rock of the world, and it has demonstrated this way it throughout the years in all its concerts, Metallica more than nobody should receive this reward.

Metallica live!!!

Posted by Jaymz_Curicó on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 09:05am



Metallica deserve it, lars ulrich is my inspiration on the drums i play a lot of song of metallica in the bass and the drums!

Posted by Bastian Valero on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 09:25am


metallica a demostrado ser una de las mejores banda de rock and roll de la historia y me encantan sus liricas crudas su velocidad en la cancion y sus solos de guitarra siempre an demostrado ser los mejores y creo ke se lo merecen

Posted by christian solano on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 09:39am


Metallica deserve it, james hetfield is the best frontman in concerts, and their shows are amazing, by the way kill em all is an influencial disk in the history of all heavy metal, and metallica is the great example of teenage power and the strong of the music

Posted by Jorge for all on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 10:02am


They should be in the hall of fame... Metallica is one of the most influential bands of all time.

Posted by marcelo on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 10:24am


MetallicA se lo merece!! THE BEST AND MORE POWERFUL TRASH-HEAVY METAL BAND IN THIS ####ING WORLD EVER!!! THEIR SONGS AND THEIR LYRICS ARE MEDICINE FOR MANY FANS AND THEIR GUITAR RIFFS MY PASSION, CAME ON METALLICA!!! TO THE Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!!

GOOD NIGHT FROM METALLICA C-YAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Posted by CRISTIAN on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 10:35am


MetallicA se lo merece!! THE BEST AND MORE POWERFUL TRASH-HEAVY METAL BAND IN THIS ####ING WORLD EVER!!! THEIR SONGS AND THEIR LYRICS ARE MEDICINE FOR MANY FANS AND THEIR GUITAR RIFFS MY PASSION, CAME ON METALLICA!!! TO THE Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!!

GOOD NIGHT FROM METALLICA C-YAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Posted by CRISTIAN on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 10:37am


They´re a school of music, why the hell no?.

´TALLICA 4 LIFE.

Posted by The Philosopher on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 11:02am


No doubt guys, MetallicA Has the History, power, influence and Charisma to be there in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most influential bands of heavy metal, in fact, they are the the fathers of Thrash Metal. The Kill 'Em All album makes us feel the energy and power that they gave us in these years.
They have the merit to be there, they deserve it!!

Long live MetallicA,
and ChileanHorsemen \,,/_

Posted by Puppet186 on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 11:56am


grande metallica
saludos jaajajaja
soy latino

Posted by javier on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 13:41pm


HELL YEAH


METALLICA TIENE KE ESTAR AHI ES UNA DE LAS BANDAS KEMAS HAN INFLUIDO EN EL ROCK
Y MOSTRO SER UNOS DE LOS PIONEROS EN LO KE ES EL HEAVY METAL

Posted by POLA on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 16:23pm


metallica de a huevo! al ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME

Posted by fidichonix on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 16:39pm


por su puesto que debesn estar en el salon de la fama del rock!!
qn mas a influido tanto, no solo en la musica, sino tambien en la cultura misma.

Posted by WolfsRain on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 17:05pm


Metallica is one of the most important influential band, they are the owner of the trash metal genere, and they must be into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Saludos desde Chile!!!!

Metallica Kick Ass!!!!

y madona que anda webiando aqui???

Posted by HeadBanger on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 17:23pm


metallica is the best in this ####ing world!!

and this prize is for them because the band trough for all problems.. ( cliff for example) and they energy never die!!

metal up your ass!!

Posted by Rossana on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 18:33pm


BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA Y PANTERA ARE THE BIGGEST BANDS IN THE HISTORY OF METAL MUSIC EVER. BLACK SABBATH IS ALREADY IN, AND PANTERA HASN´T 25 YEARS.

Posted by CAssio on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 22:28pm


Metallica is one of the most influential rock bands since their appear on 1982, and that's was confirmed album by album since 1983 with their incredible album debut KILL EM ALL to the controversial 2003 st anger.
For that and for their amazing quality on stage they deserve be part of Hall OF Fame.

Posted by FCOCABALLERO on Sunday, 02.18.07 @ 23:19pm


metallica.. lo mas grande del metal!!1


hall of fame..


vamos metallica 2008..




Posted by Cesar on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 08:08am


Metallica es lo mas ,cada ves que escucho su musica me pongo como loco ja. fueron los que me llevaron a hacer musico o me pones melancolico.
No hay que pensarlo dos veces deben estar en este salon

metal up your ass !!!!
:)

Posted by Bruno on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 08:40am


metallica es la mejor banda del mundo..por lo cual si este salon tiene alguna importancia....metallica deberia estar si o si ...

Posted by gonzalo on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 08:44am


CON TODO VIEJO,ESA ES Y SERA LA MEJOR BANDA DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS,METALLICA FOR ALL BABY,SON LOS DIOSES DEL METAL

Posted by DESTROY on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 08:51am


Metallica has done as much harm to music as it has good. Everything from the Black album on has been uber lame, and the Napster thing showed them in there true colours. There are far better metal bands, and thrash bands about. Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax owned there asses on Clash of the Titains Tour. They won't get in.

Posted by Ray on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 09:54am


Metallica deserve it!!!! It's one the most importants things in my life. James is my icon, and i think that they have too many reasons to get in, but the most important reason is the fact that how they have been influenced in the people, how they changed the world, and besides everything, we all love them.

Metallica Rules!!!

Chile still love you, guys! we are waiting for you

Posted by Josepultura on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 10:34am


se lo merecen son los mejores del mundo

Posted by victor manazanarez on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 11:05am


METALLICA YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEFINITE METALLICA THE BEST

Posted by joseph on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 11:42am


yeahhhhhh era lo que le faltaba a metallica ellos se lo merecen son lo mejor de lo mejor en el mundo siempre me gusto sus conciertos aunque solo pude ver en el que vienieron a chile yo quede emocionado cuando los vi bueno solo doy mi opinion al igual que los miles de chilenos que aman a metallica y esperamos que se den una tirada para aca ahora en la nueva gira "SICK OF THE STUDIO" y esperando con ancias el nuevo cd
bueno eso nomas chao........

love and respet for metal....love metallica

Posted by guillermo on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 14:07pm


Metallica Lo Mejor!
Grande Metallica!
pasen por Chile plx en la Gira Sick Of The Studio!
Saludos!
Viva el Metal!

Posted by Shicken on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 14:18pm


Yeaaaaah man!!!! que bkn seria que metallica estuviera en Rock & Roll Hall of Fame por que es la mejor banda del mundo. ojala que puedan venir a chile pa' verlos

Metallica!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so ####in' what!!!

Posted by RP on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 18:27pm


METALLICA IS THE BEST BAND OF HEAVY METAL OF ALL TIME..!!!!

Posted by Luis Mora Leones on Wednesday, 02.21.07 @ 06:18am


Metallica really aren't that good. They've only influenced heavy stuff and playing fast isn't talented. There is no meaning to their music. SRV should be a cert, he has influenced all genres of music including metal and his music will last for far longer. SRV could beat any metal band player for skill and influence.

Posted by James on Wednesday, 02.21.07 @ 16:37pm


Not NO, but HELL NO !!!!!!

Posted by Dylan McLeod on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 00:10am


the best band is metallica, I just say metallica i wanna see you in rock and roll the hall of fame, viva metallica el poder del metal.

Posted by sergio robayo on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 12:37pm


METALLICA!!! LO MEJOR DEL MUNDO LOKO!!!
TIENE KE ESTAR ACA AL TOKE !!
LA MEJOR BANDA DE METAL DE LA ULTIMAS 2 DECADAS LA URA
AUNQUE FUE MUCHO MEJOR CON CLIFF KE KON JASON
Y ROBERT PERO IGUAL SIEMRE SERAN LOS MEJORES
TIENEN KE PURO VENIR PA ACA NOMAS PO
CHILE ENTERO LOS AMA
OH YEAH?HELL YEAAAAHHH!!!!!!

Posted by NAXO on Friday, 02.23.07 @ 21:50pm


Metallica - THE most influential band of all time. James Hetfield is my hero, Lars is the best on drums, Kirk a master at solo creation and Rob is as good as Cliff. People who say they have no passion in their music, Mama Said and The God That Failed were dedicated to James' mother who died of cancer when he was 16. They played live date after date in loads of countries, always performing
at their best. Even after losing Cliff they still had the power and the strength to go on. Garage Inc proved their heart was in the music not the money, and to attempt to sue Napster was the right move to make. It was stopping many bands just coming through to the big time, only to be cheated out of what they deserved through downloading. Downloading will kill the music industry and therefore kill any new bands with little money coming through. Metalica still play better than anyone else live, as they have done for the last 25 years. Metallica = Metal Gods. No arguments, they just are.

Posted by Kyle on Saturday, 02.24.07 @ 14:53pm


Actually, downloading helps newer bands get exposure, which is the toughest part of being a new band, and consequentially gets them more fans and sells more records. Conversely, it deprives big-name bands of sales. The myth that it hurts budding artists is perpetrated by big-names to justify their own greed.

Posted by William on Saturday, 02.24.07 @ 15:06pm


Screw St. Anger, it's their 80s albums Ride the Lighting, Master of Puppets, and And Justice For All that will give them a lock in the hall of fame.

Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 11:51am


METALLICA ONE OF THE BETTER BANDS EVER OF COURSE THE MUST BE ON THE ROCK&ROLL HALL FAME. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS SINGLES AND YOU'LL GOT A GOOD REASON FOR VOTE: KILL'EM ALL, FADE TO BLACK, MATER OF PUPPETS, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, ONE, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS, UNFORGIVEN I AND II, AND ALL THE OTHERS GRATTES SINGLES FROM THE HORSEMEN...

Posted by Carlos on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 02:16am


The only slam-dunk selection in the class of 2008.

Posted by jayjay on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 19:13pm


I like Metallica but I think that deep Purple and Judas Priest should be inducted before just because they are on an equal footing with them and were eligible before.

Posted by roméo on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 11:40am


Metallica 4 ever, one of the greatest bands of all time!

Posted by JohnnyB on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 16:23pm


just lok at how many differen bands they have influenced, and how many classic songs they have produced...they deserve it for sure

Posted by ian on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 20:15pm


Metallica es una de las mejores bandas del mundo. Pero del metal es la mejor banda de todas nadie la supera ni se le iguala. Creo un nuevo y unico HEAVY METAL a su manera, marco la historia y la cultura del rock influencio a toda la gente y bandas q lo han escuchado. Tiene 24 años de aver nacido y tiene ganado ese puesto desde q se presentaron su primera vez!!! James, Cliff, Kirk, Lars y Jason los cinco dioses del metal!!! Fanatico hasta la muerte Jose Sanabria Venezuela

Posted by jose on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:45pm


DIOSES DEL METAL AHASTA LA MUERTE,CUANDO PENSE QUE HABIA ESCUCHADO TODO,APARECIERON ELLOS Y DIERON UN VUELCO PROFUNDO A MI MUNDO EN LO MUSICAL Y PERSONAL,LES VOY A ESTAR SIEMPRE AGRADECIDOS,SE LO MERECEN A ESTE GRANDISIMO RECONOCIMIENTO,CLIFF,JAMES,LARS,KIRK Y JASON QUIEN MANTUVO EL LEGADO DE CLIFF,ROBERT ES UN EXELENTE BAJISTA PERO ES NUEVO EN LOS 4SEMEN,TENDRA QUE SEGUIR LABURANDO AUNQUE TIENE CON QUE EL CAPO,ESTOY CON LOS 4SEMEN A MUERTE

Posted by DESTROY on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:20pm


Metallica will be in the hall of fame and thats final.

Posted by Metallica Rules on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 11:24am


Metallica deserves this more than Stevie Ray Vaughan, SRV has got talent. But Metallica is so much more popular, and has made so much more for the Rock/Metal scene than SRV could dream of, eventhough he's talented.

Posted by Metallica/SRV! on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 04:11am


Opions, Opions!!!!!
Many have claimed metallica have not released anything good since "and justice for all" bullshit!
Back in '88 I saw the "and justice for all tour" concert in Hamilton and it was fantastic- kicked ass!!!Yes that was great then, but things need to progress.
Has anyone listened to st. anger, it's a great cd.
Metallica like any other band has to keep pushing forward, and the albums are not going to sound the same, keep kickin it!

Posted by Jeff on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 21:16pm


Lock. Unless the voters absolutely detest Heavy Metal.

And what does Napster have to do with their chances? They have put their albums on Itunes now, so downloading is possible. Is it the fact that they did not like being downloaded without thier consent, which is pirating and/or copyright infringment? Grow up people. If you had an album, would you not want control over the material? But most of you that complain are not artists in any form and have no clue what it means to most artists.

Metallica, by influence alone, is in the hall. Add to that they are close to 100 million albums sold and it cannot be ignored. Again, not in the hall and the hall will collapse.

Posted by Al on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 00:38am


Again, most bands actually support free downloading (legal or otherwise) because it helps them get exposure. The other alternative, radio play, actually costs THEM money. Who's going to turn down free exposure?

Arguing that they would want control over the material is stupid. Most bands signed to major labels don't have control of their own material. Hell, album sales only bring in the most piss-poor margins imaginable. Concert tickets are the better source of income for bands, and if not selling a $15 CD for which you might get a few cents gets a fan to buy a $30 concert ticket, it's a good trade.

Anyway, it's not so much that they were personally against it, but that they were greedy enough to ruin an entire medium for exposure because they might possibly have been losing money (and as time has shown us, that's almost never the case with downloading). It couldn't have had anything to do with them releasing increasingly worse material since the early '90s, could it? Nah....It just had to be those damned kids and their intertrons.

They'll still get in on the strength of their '80s work, and they deserve it, but the Napster thing was a black mark for sure.

Posted by William on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 00:53am


whoever voted no... i will hunt u down and u will be sorry because i will inflict mental tourture upon u

Posted by cm on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 20:46pm


metallica sucks. They always did. Even before they sold out. skids.

Posted by slick1UP@HOTMAIL.COM on Tuesday, 04.3.07 @ 18:31pm


Hell yeah, Metallica are one of the big 4 metal bands and they are probably the best of them all

Posted by frodijr on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 13:11pm


Metallica sites Rush as a big influence....put em' both in......

Posted by Anon on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 12:57pm


Metallica is the best metal band in the history of metal... Metallica is the real metal

Posted by patt on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 13:56pm


Metallica is the best and most influential band EVER i dont care EVERYTHING they have done is GREAT including Load ReLoad and St. Anger.
Although the earlier stuff is better, they are GODS and that is undeniable

Posted by Jeremy on Tuesday, 04.24.07 @ 00:00am


Load and Reload have about one album's worth of decent (not great) material. St. Anger is just a hot, steaming turd, and one of few albums I've seen so often in used bins.

Saying they're "the greatest" might be your opinion, but "most influential" is not. That's just wrong, which makes you wrong, and likely stupid.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.24.07 @ 07:08am


The fact that you can't name more than three songs that aren't off the "black album" does not preclude their influence and innovation.

Posted by William on Thursday, 04.26.07 @ 06:38am


Having "well known songs" is the stupidist comment I have ever heard. Having top 40 or well known songs has nothing to do with a) influence b) how good the music is.

In fact, I think the "popular" music that charts well are the most superficial and boring. Songs that "grow on you" are the ones that last for generations.

They are highly influential and cited by hundreds of bands as an influence. In terms of the "heavy metal" genre and making it accessible to the general public, no one has done it better.

As for William, sorry that they don't play untalented crap like the VU. I forgot that for you, for music to be good, it has to be two chords and the band must be jacked up on some psychedelic drugs or ETOH. Then it is "cool" and "hip" and makes you feel real important.



Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 11:41am


Someone eariler wrote a post that said Metallica deserves its rightful place in the hall besides the other greats already in.
Yeah(sarcasic) like Grandmaster Flash,Talking Heads,The Ramones, Blondie and Bonnie Raitt right??? Any other horrid selections I left out?
I'm not denying their induction. They deserve it.
But there is a band called Deep Purple. Forgotten
as far as Heavy Metal goes.
Then the other true music greats like Chicago,N.Diamond,Yes,ELP,Moody Blues,Jethro Tull,Genesis,ELO,Alice Cooper...all bypassed.
Like I said above I believe Metallica deserves induction but only after the R-N-R hall straightens out its injustices and gets the long list of neglected bands in.
Then Metallica can strengthen its own induction by the hall not being such a joke.
Metallica obviously has a loud and strong fan base but its not called the Hall of Favorites. If the hall did business right in the first place then Metallica deserves induction in its first year of eligibility. .. but since the Hall screwed up so bad I'm affraid Metallica's induction would look like a fashionable popularity move.
...And if they get shelved out like all the others
that I mentioned then all you Metallica fans will know how I feel.

Posted by Anthony on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 17:54pm


Hey Anonymous, you missed the part where you're an illiterate piece of shit and I've actually been advocating their induction the entire time.

Try reading. Maybe pull out your dictionary if I happen to use a word that's bigger than six letters.

Posted by William on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 18:19pm


"Load and Reload have about one album's worth of decent (not great) material. St. Anger is just a hot, steaming turd, and one of few albums I've seen so often in used bins.

Saying they're "the greatest" might be your opinion, but "most influential" is not. That's just wrong, which makes you wrong, and likely stupid."

Sounds real positive....

Idiot

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 21:13pm


The reality is that even the bands that you "support"...you cannot just simply support them...you have to always sound a bit more sophisticated and provide some "astute" criticism of the music you like....

might want to consider a career in politics, as that is a place for bullshitters and people that cannot make up their minds.

As for my intelligence, you may be smart in the hick town that you are likely from, but where I am from, your just a dumb fuckin red neck...

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 21:17pm


My life just wouldn't be complete without approval from some random internet tard.

Isn't there some Rush-related petition you could be filling out somewhere?

Posted by William on Friday, 04.27.07 @ 21:49pm


This is a Metallica post, stick to Metallica, stop bringing up Rush (you know...that band that Metallica sites an an influence - you know in the liner notes on one of their albums)....

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 04.28.07 @ 05:45am


Too bad you were the one who brought in outside arguments in the first place (and not just here, either).

I'm pro-Metallica. You're pro-Metallica. So shut the hell up.

Posted by William on Saturday, 04.28.07 @ 11:13am


Bottom line....YOU brought in Rush...

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 04.28.07 @ 12:47pm


No, bottom line is you're practically a goddam stalker.

Posted by William on Saturday, 04.28.07 @ 16:33pm


Stalker?....yeah, okay, sure....just a bit paranoid there? Next you'll think I am tapping into your computer.......

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 04.28.07 @ 21:36pm


You seem to follow me and Kit around and remark on things we've said on other parts of the site.

Just so happens that here I was actually for the band, so you have to take issue with how I supported them. It's just stupid.

Posted by William on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 00:22am


No, I post to various bands and happen to see your comments, as well as Kits. The fact is you and Kit come off as pretentious know it alls and this irks people...just read others responses, other than mine. So, take a look in the mirror.......

Plus, call me crazy, but "St. Anger is just a hot, steaming turd, and one of few albums I've seen so often in used bins" does not sound very supportive :-)

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 05:27am


Doesn't have to be. I explained a while ago that their stuff from the '80s was strong enough to get them in. It's also the stuff that actually inspired other bands. I don't remember any bands saying they were inspired by St. Anger, though.

Posted by William on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 15:06pm


What part of "I'm for Metallica's induction" did you not understand?

Posted by William on Monday, 04.30.07 @ 09:37am


Cody, put the cocktail down and go to the nearest emergecny room....

Posted by Anon on Monday, 04.30.07 @ 10:46am


come on please stevie ray vaughn gets voted in last behind these guys what a joke to him i like to spit in the face of the ones that voted on this

Posted by michael trowbridge on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 00:03am


why don't we just put metallica,srv,megadeth,pantera,slayer,jimi hendex
and guns n roses

in the hall of fame instead of these unknown 1hit wonder jazz,r&b,blues,rap,pop,crap music in it
it is called ROCK N ROLL & METAL

unlike last year with BLACK SABBITH then a bunch of crap

Posted by mike king on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 11:53am


First Iron Maiden aren't inducted.
Then Ozzy Osbourne.
Now Metallica aren't in?
Someone should shoot the guys who decide who get inducted.

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 13:05pm


Can you read? Metallica isn't eligible until this fall's ballot.

Posted by Casper on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 13:56pm


"why don't we just put metallica,srv,megadeth,pantera,slayer,jimi hendex
and guns n roses

in the hall of fame instead of these unknown 1hit wonder jazz,r&b,blues,rap,pop,crap music in it
it is called ROCK N ROLL & METAL"

So you watch a lot of VH1 or somthing?

Posted by William on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 16:28pm


metallica es la mejor banda de todos los tiempos.

Posted by rafa on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 13:17pm


"it is called ROCK N ROLL & METAL"

Actually, I don't see metal anywhere in the Rock Hall's name or mission statement.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 16:35pm


I also do not see in the mission statement anything regarding Jazz (i.e. Miles Davis) or country (Hank Williams).....I know, I know the line already - they "crossed genres"....yawn

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 05.6.07 @ 11:52am


I was exposing his double standard. If he doesn't want the blues in, he can't have metal in. The Rock Hall has devoted itself to covering (almost) every corner of modern popular music, and to say that IT'S ABOUT THE RAWK is a narrow-minded point of view that has no buisness in legit discussion.

Posted by Kit on Sunday, 05.6.07 @ 14:30pm


Agreed...blues not in the hall is the dumbest opinion...the foundation and cornerstone for rock music was the blues (i.e. see Led Zeppelin I).

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 05.6.07 @ 17:03pm


As a fan the answer is YES,doesn't matter which artist.To me metallica deserves that as much as Black sabbath does.Simply because Sabbath started metal and metallica Completed & Contiued that to current age.

Posted by shamurtiboz on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 18:51pm


People who think Sabbath started metal are misinformed.

Posted by William on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 19:12pm


"People who think Sabbath started metal are misinformed."

Who do you think started metal?

Posted by ANON on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 20:27pm


From Billboard Reviewo of Sabbath:

Black Sabbath has been so influential in the development of heavy metal rock music as to be a defining force in the style. The group took the blues-rock sound of late '60s acts like Cream, Blue Cheer, and Vanilla Fudge to its logical conclusion, slowing the tempo, accentuating the bass, and emphasizing screaming guitar solos and howled vocals full of lyrics expressing mental anguish and macabre fantasies. If their predecessors clearly came out of an electrified blues tradition, Black Sabbath took that tradition in a new direction, and in so doing helped give birth to a musical style that continued to attract millions of fans decades later."

If they did not start it, they were certainly a major force....

Posted by ANON on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 20:29pm


"If they did not start it, they were certainly a major force...."

I never denied that, but they're given pretty much all the credit when they only deserve some.

Vincebus Eruptum anyone?

Posted by William on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 22:25pm


I loves me some Blue Cheer, I do.

Posted by Kit on Friday, 05.11.07 @ 01:39am


Of course, no one band starts anything...that is true

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 05.11.07 @ 17:37pm


Metallica!!...They'll go in! After all They Fucked me in my ass!

Posted by frodijr on Friday, 05.18.07 @ 02:27am


Metallica? deserving of reward for playing totaly chavy crap? i think not. Send in the Motleys (much more deserving- and better looking)!! Or better yet... let Motley Crue and Metallica fight for it!! I've been waiting to see Nikki and Tommy kick Lar's ass for SOO long... actually, why not let all of the bands fight for it? like, a cage match. We'll give the guys from Kiss a couple of blaster guns, they're at a bit of a disadvantage... ah but im getting off the point here. No metallica. Ever. Bye bye now.

Posted by jessica on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 19:57pm


Yes, rather than a seminal thrash metal band with a string of solid and influential releases before they went to shit, let's induct a dated, uninventive hair metal act with barely one solid album to their name.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 21:04pm


I think they deserve it BUT NOT BEFORE FALCO, The Waterboys OR Kenny G!!! Come on, anarchy will not be tolerated!! Metallica will get in just not yet. So says the MASTER OF PUPPETS!!!

Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 14:58pm


i love Metallica but for me they shouldn't enter before Deep Purple and Judas Priest it would be ridiculous

Posted by roméo on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 09:36am


Hell no!
We Suck.

Posted by James Hetfield on Tuesday, 05.29.07 @ 00:51am


even though the black album changed Mettalica's style it is still Rock and they should still be allowed into the hall of fame.

Posted by jim on Sunday, 06.17.07 @ 14:23pm


Yeah! METALLICA REALLY DESERVES IT! THEY SHOULD BE IN THE ROCK HALL... AND SO DO MEGADETH BOTH OF THEM KICK MAYOR AS#!!!. Even though this is the "ROCK HALL" it should SAY THE "HEAVY METAL HALL" METALLICA IS METAL! NO MATTER WHAT. THEY DESERVE IT! THEY'VE INFLUENCED ALMOST EVERY METAL AND ROCK BANDS TODAY.

P.S. METAL UP YOUR AS#! ALL YOU METALHEADS!!!

Posted by METALOCO on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 13:36pm


"THEY'VE INFLUENCED ALMOST EVERY METAL AND ROCK BANDS TODAY."-METALOCO

Very, very wrong.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 13:44pm


It is very likely that Metallica will be inducted. It may not be this year, but it probably will be soon. They are Grammy recipients and in this day and age of popularity contests that fact plus the enormous number of worldwide album sales and concert ticket sales practically guarantees them a spot. Everyone out there can argue who is the "greatest" or "best" but most of that feedback is limited to the general population-uneducated, opinionated people who know very little about music and even less about art in general. I like Metallica and I would like to see them in the HOF if it would please them. There are many,many others in there who, in my opinion, do not, in any way, deserve to be. And there are just as many who should be but are overlooked year after year.

Posted by MIKE on Wednesday, 07.4.07 @ 12:54pm


The most incredible band in the history of Heavy Metal, they really deserve it. It's about time. Metallica is the most kicking ass band of all times!!!! There´s no way that another band could even try to sound like them.

Posted by Hugo on Saturday, 07.7.07 @ 13:16pm


One of the best metal band in the world. Thrash or heavy, you name it. The guy who said Megadeth is better than Metallica, I've got nothing to say but fuck you. Metallica with Slayer are the real thing man. Hell Yeah! they deserve the spot in the hall of fame.

Posted by James Bond on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 23:58pm


Yeah! Metallica deserve it. Metallica rulez the wrold!!!

Posted by Ramgott on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 22:24pm


Yeah, I agree with James. They deserve their spot in the hall of fame. Metal up your ass.

Posted by Niraj Chhetri on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 03:25am


Metallica deserves it 110%. They have probably the best guitar work ever and influence most likely every band that exists in the genre today.

Posted by Ryan on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 01:36am


Oddly enough, I've never seen anyone who played guitar for more than, say, a month say anything to that effect.

I've also never heard a metalhead claim Metallica has influenced every metal band today, probably because it's not true.

Posted by William on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 02:02am


Metallica kick ass. I've loved every song they've ever produced, from Fade To Back, right up to Frantic.

Rock on!!!

Posted by Adam Davies on Thursday, 07.26.07 @ 05:59am


They ****ing deserve it! They are the best metal band ever!.
\m/ Long Live Metallica!!! \m/

Posted by Metallignacio on Friday, 08.10.07 @ 21:12pm


I think it was that song they put on the metal massicare soundtrack in 1982 or the no lfie to leather

if madge & metallica got inducted ion the same year it would be a cracker of a show.

in the all star jam madge could sing like a prayer while metallica plays the backing band

of if madge gets her guitar out they could do a duet of one.

if i was to pick who would induct metallica id say um 2 members of slipknot or ozzy or lemmy

Posted by martin on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 09:25am


Metallica deserve it before any other band! So influential and kicked so much ass! really made a difference to music as it is today! Respect as to be payed to the perfectionists of modern metal, Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, Metallica perfected it!

Posted by Kyle G on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 17:13pm


Once again, Black Sabbath was not the first heavy metal band, ergo they did not "invent" it. I wouldn't say Metallica "perfected" it either, or if they did, I'd wonder how they managed to screw it up within a few years.

Posted by William on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 18:33pm


metallica have to get in, without them, a lot of bands wouldnt be around

Posted by Frodijr on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 03:58am


Metallica will be inducted into the Rock Hall. They are the most acclaimed metal band, which IS a style of rock & roll. They are the face of the sub-genre. Their influence and broad appeal over such a great length of time is remarkable. Welcome to Cleveland.

I also noticed that there has been a debate about Black Sabbath. Whether or not people consider them the first metal band, they certainly were predecessors and very strong influences on metal as we know it today. Metallica themselves were heavily influenced by Sabbath. They are in the Hall, and so I would also like to see Deep Purple and Judas Priest inducted.

Posted by Drew on Thursday, 08.23.07 @ 12:59pm


""People who think Sabbath started metal are misinformed."

Who do you think started metal?"

Technically speaking it was the Kinks, with the first ever heavy metal riff(s)

Posted by liam on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 13:32pm


The Kinks are the root of all good things in Rock and Roll. God Save the Kinks.

Posted by Dezmond on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 15:08pm


It's not possible to point to a single band as the "first" metal band, but yes, the Kinks were one of many bands experimenting with the sound that would later become heavy metal, but even they weren't the first.

Posted by William on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 19:26pm


I love metallica,they trully deserve it.They are the most influental rock'n'roll band after led zeppelin!

Posted by Alex on Saturday, 09.1.07 @ 12:20pm


"I love metallica,they trully deserve it.They are the most influental rock'n'roll band after led zeppelin!"

sorry, but led zep began their musical careers in '68, and metallica in about '82. So HOW THE FUCK are they the most influential after led zep?
Have you just forgotten the Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Clash, David Bowie, Queen, T Rex and god knows how many other artists there are between that time, or is this another case of Fanboy-itis?

Oh yeah, not arguing with you here William, but the Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' was the first 'popular' metal song (i believe i might be right, william)

And what's worse is your use of 'most'. The word used over and over and over again. Even I can tell that Metallica made about two/three good albums (if I recall), turned shit, and then shat out a ton of shit LP's which all coasted on along a reputation with pretentious gits.

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 15:19pm


If it weren't for the fact that they've only been around 25 years this year, Metallica would've been induccted long ago. Undispruted kings of thrash metal and 80's metal.

Posted by MaulYoda on Monday, 09.10.07 @ 20:55pm


I'm almost flattered that some of you mouthbreathers out there would go to the trouble of imitating me.

Posted by William on Sunday, 09.16.07 @ 09:07am


Metallica has it in the bag. They are finally gonna be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year. If they don't get it, they just might as well quit. Because they are the biggest and best metal band of all time, and no one deserves it more than them. They've been together for 26 years, and they will be together for another 26+. Metallica is the best.

Posted by Jared on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 13:41pm


"they just might as well quit."

with any luck...

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 09.18.07 @ 13:49pm


test bugaga

Posted by test on Wednesday, 09.19.07 @ 07:06am


JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, MOTORHEAD, BLUE OYSTER CULT W00T!!

Posted by Judas on Wednesday, 09.19.07 @ 16:15pm


My co-worker just got back from the Rock and Roll hall of fame. What a joke! No Chicago yet you have U2 and REM...hahaha what trash!

Posted by ricky on Wednesday, 09.26.07 @ 21:40pm


"My co-worker just got back from the Rock and Roll hall of fame. What a joke! No Chicago yet you have U2 and REM...hahaha what trash!"

oh, you poor thing, lets evict them then

Posted by liam on Thursday, 09.27.07 @ 12:56pm


Metallica is no doubt the most influential band of the last 25 years and the greatest metal band of all time. They are all gods of their instruments and recorded some of the greatest metal albums of all time, not to mention THE greatest metal album and song of all time, both titled "Master of Puppets." They should have just been inducted in 1992, regardless of eligibility, for their first four albums and the influence of their fifth.

Posted by Brad on Thursday, 09.27.07 @ 22:31pm


Voivod have been going for almost as long ('82 compared with '81), put out albums equally as skillful and high-quality as Metallica's early work, and here's the kicker, they've remained good for the last seventeen years. A lot of people consider Jason Newsted to be a lucky SOB both for ditching Metallica in the nick of time and for hooking up with Voivod.

Posted by William on Thursday, 09.27.07 @ 23:30pm


Metallica is hands-down the best band of all time. They can do it all and have done it all: Thrash, metal, hard rock, rock, whatever...they OWN!!

Posted by James on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 11:29am


So, it was the demo tapes then that prevented Metallica from getting in. I think it will have to be a lock next year then.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 13:22pm


"Metallica is hands-down the best band of all time. They can do it all and have done it all: Thrash, metal, hard rock, rock, whatever...they OWN!!"

Done it all? Indie? no. Electronic? no. Hip Hop? no. Rock & Roll? no. The list is endless.

Somewha obvious is the fact that your definition doesn't even try and go beyond 'raaaaaawk'

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 13:39pm


I seriously don't think it was the demo tapes that kept them out this year. They were snubbed. No real shame in that. Just look at Black Sabbath.. it took them what, 8 tries to get in? Metallica is no more of a no brainer than Sabbath, and yet people are surprised that the Rock Hall is clueless?

Posted by george on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 13:42pm


"Somewha obvious is the fact that your definition doesn't even try and go beyond 'raaaaaawk'"

are we not talking about the rock and roll HOF? The guy you were bashing was just making a point that Metallica is a great band. Then you respond with something, that I assume was an attempt at being witty.

Metallica deserves to be in ROCK HOF, cause they are still who people look up too. People don't throw stones at has-beens, right? They may not be as ground breaking as they were in the 80's and early 90's - but they are still the kings of Metal

Posted by Wolveine on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 16:19pm


They have not broken any ground SINCE the '80s, and better metal bands have come and gone in the time since. Once again, they do deserve in, but if you're looking for good metal to listen to today, you can do so much better.

Posted by Wiliam on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 20:13pm


these are the people who not playing music for the sake of gaining fame but since they rose from underground which means that they r doin for themselve. which is called being true to oneselves. sure they possess everythin that is needd to be in hall of fame. moreover innovation also counts and they ve innovated the music industry by he thrash music

Posted by atif on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:57am


I have listened to metallica since I was 4 or so. they have been by far the best band I've ever heard. They are the 3 most inportant band in the past 25 years and they defenetly deserve to be in the rock and roll hall of fame. PS-my fav. album is ...and justice for all

Posted by David Atkinson on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 15:50pm


Of course they're going to get in, but they are not the best band ever, not the best metal band either.

Posted by DtPt on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 17:52pm


it's fubar that they were snubed! there's too many artist geting this treatment. they've skipped most of the 70's rock, & looking to do the same with the 80's too!

Posted by thomas johnson on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 04:45am


you bet they should be... they desreve it as much as anyone.. all those killer tunes.

Posted by popeye on Sunday, 10.7.07 @ 13:15pm


"are we not talking about the rock and roll HOF? The guy you were bashing was just making a point that Metallica is a great band. Then you respond with something, that I assume was an attempt at being witty."

no, the guy is was bashing was trying to make MEtallica appear as if they were better than they ever actually were.

maybe try reading the comments bfore you reply to them

Posted by liam on Friday, 10.19.07 @ 14:17pm


Metallica is a big part of the Thrash/Metal/Hard Rock genre if we didn't have Metallica a lot of bands would not be what they are today. I don't think I would be the Guitarist I am today with out Metallica. They are one of the biggest bands in the world of Metal & Rock & are still together today.
ROCK ON METALLICA!

Posted by Caroline on Tuesday, 10.23.07 @ 19:57pm


Posted by trenk on Saturday, 10.27.07 @ 19:31pm


Posted by hrenki on Sunday, 10.28.07 @ 12:17pm


yeah they deserve to be inducted.
All you motherfukcers stop saying st. anger sucks. risk sucks too.

Posted by anonymous sucks man utd football club on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 02:24am


yeah they deserve to be inducted.
All you motherfukcers stop saying st. anger sucks. risk sucks too.

Posted by anonymous sucks man utd football club on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 02:25am


There cannot be any arguement when it comes to Metallica. They were kings of their genre and as good a straight ahead rock and roll band as we have ever seen. They wrote good songs, end of conversation. Put them in and let's move on.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 08:47am


"There cannot be any argument when it comes to Metallica.They wrote good songs, end of conversation...let's move on." - Dameon

Well - there you have it, as decreed by Dameon. It's the end of the conversation and there can be no argument.
Here, here! No debate, no posting a challenge on this... posting...debate..uh...conversational...um... website. Yea.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 11.8.07 @ 09:06am


7 Grammys, 90 Million Albums sold, memorable albums such as Master of Puppets. MetallicA is the greatest of all American Hard Rock bands. They have influenced hundreds of bands. James and Lars are the second coming of Mick and Keith. Metallica Forever.

Posted by Clay on Friday, 11.9.07 @ 22:49pm


Metallica are the best band ever!!!
They deserve to be inducted.
They way they have changed their sound from "ride the lightning" to "load" and "reload",hats off to them.I love each n every song of metallica.They rock!!
And St. Anger was a good album.Metallica rulessss..

Posted by Aniket on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 13:12pm


thank wda tafwtm. very sovr nice generic and xuy trustfull.

Posted by ipbz on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 03:32am


Shawn: Did I say something that 50 others did not already say? You seem to have a problem with me. If you do, get over it. It is not becoming and it is rather boring.

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 13:51pm


""Load and Reload have about one album's worth of decent (not great) material. St. Anger is just a hot, steaming turd, and one of few albums I've seen so often in used bins.

Saying they're "the greatest" might be your opinion, but "most influential" is not. That's just wrong, which makes you wrong, and likely stupid."

Sounds real positive....

Idiot" - Anonymous

So, Anonymous, where exactly in William's original passage does he say that Metallica shouldn't be inducted? The first paragraph only mentions two of Metallica's albums, and the second is about the comment from before, just incase you needed an explanation, or if you couldn't read William's perfectly legible writing.

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 14:16pm


"So, Anonymous, where exactly in William's original passage does he say that Metallica shouldn't be inducted?"

What? I said that William said they should not be inducted....William has a propensity for being critical always, but even when he supports a bands induction, he is still critical, as here with Metallica, which was my only point. I hope you can read MY perfectly legible writing. You really should back off because I am about to take over the world with Stewie!

Interestingly, Liam and Shawn "left" and now there is this "new" guy on the block initiating a fight from posts that were written 7 months ago...hmmm

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 17:46pm


"I said that William said they should not be inducted....William has a propensity for being critical always"

Did he? If you could give me a single quote from this entire website that proves he DID say that, then i'll admit that you were right all along. Otherwise, it just seems like an idle and baseless accusation. I can't argue whether William is or isn't over critical, so I won't, and what's more its not my argument.

"You really should back off because I am about to take over the world with Stewie!"

What has that got to do with music? Maybe I'm missing some huge-ass inside joke, or something. Enlighten me.

"Interestingly, Liam and Shawn "left" and now there is this "new" guy on the block initiating a fight from posts that were written 7 months ago...hmmm"

I apologize if there is a rule about not bringing up old arguments, but it appeared as if this was still open for 'discussion'. Its part of my nature to read a big chunk of text, if there is one, and what gets to me is people writing rubbish.

BTW, if I wanted somebody to question my existence, I'd get someone I know, thanks

Posted by micheal on Wednesday, 11.28.07 @ 12:56pm


while i really dont like metallica that much(i like the other 3 main thrash bands so much better), i cant deny the fact that they were very influential and important to the rock and metal scene

Posted by Senor Fronz on Wednesday, 11.28.07 @ 16:30pm


"Did he? If you could give me a single quote from this entire website that proves he DID say that, then i'll admit that you were right all along."

That was my mistake - I left out the question mark, so it should have read: "I said that William said they should not be inducted?" Meaning, I did not think or say that William did NOT want Metallica inducted...he clearly does want them inducted - I know that. I was merely pointing out that even a band he "supports" for induction (i.e. Metallica), he still has to be critical of - that was all I was saying.


"What has that got to do with music? Maybe I'm missing some huge-ass inside joke, or something. Enlighten me."

That is called a joke.


"I apologize if there is a rule about not bringing up old arguments, but it appeared as if this was still open for 'discussion'. Its part of my nature to read a big chunk of text, if there is one, and what gets to me is people writing rubbish."

My point was that Shawn and Liam (frequent bloggers here) announced their departure. Then suddenly there is this new guy named "Michael" out of no where bringing up posts from 7 months ago and focusing on MY posts out of hundreds. Sounded fishy to me and of course the more that you write, the more likely you will slip up and reveal your true identity. See, I happen to be a very bright guy, and Liam you gave away that you are now disguising yourself as "Michael." How do I know for sure? What are the chances that this new guy on the block (who appears the day after Liam leaves) would used the word "rubbish?" That is a word that you use Liam all of the time, you know being British and all - so nice try. With my brains and Stewie's personality, we will rule these blogs and the world. How does it feel to be caught?? Sucker, ha ha ha, ha ha ha LoL, lol, LOL, lol LOL :-)

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 11.28.07 @ 17:23pm


Before this inevitably gets out of hand, let me clear up the fact that no, I do not criticize EVERY band, just ones I think deserve it, and I don't think anyone can tell me Metallica doesn't deserve a little criticism with a straight face. Note that the portion of their career I happen to be criticizing and the portion I'm praising are mutually exclusive (and the portion dozens of others, yourself included, also criticized). I can't really think of any criticism of their '80s career worth mentioning, however. It'd be nitpicking for no real purpose.

Posted by William on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 04:02am


Whatever...I mean it was from 7 months ago....what is really funny is that Liam claims to leave, then disguises himself as "Michael"...I know, I know, you are thinking, that is such rubbish!

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 06:12am


Shit band, the worst band ever. Es una mierda, una cagada. Ojala se mueran estos putos. GAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NAPSTER FRIENDS!!!! MOTHERFUCKERS STUPIDS!!!!

Posted by Fernando on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 07:20am


Hahahaha, I must say, Anonymous, that you certainly did well to realise it was me in such a short space of time! Really, have you been taking lessons or something?

On a different note, I only did that to prove to you just how much bullshit you spew onto this site.

"I know, I know, you are thinking,"

I'd quote that bit where you say something like 'do you have a mind reading device or something' or something, but I can't find it.

"See, I happen to be a very bright guy"

Coulda fooled me. And William. And Kit. And Shawn. And Casper. And the Admin(s)....catch my drift?

"How do I know for sure? What are the chances that this new guy on the block (who appears the day after Liam leaves) would used the word "rubbish?""

Quite the detective. Hey, Anon, I seem to have mislaid my wallet. Go and fetch it for us, would you?

"new guy on the block"

Yet more evidence that you see these as school playground fights, and not as the musical debates that they are....should be.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 07:52am


Liam, I can't really respond to everything you said, but will only respond to a limited number of things.

1) "new kid on block" is an expression that adults might use to convey an image or idea - so get over it.

2) I give you props for admitting it was you - I probably would not have done that..

3) And, yes I am bright - not to "toot my own horn" (another expression adults might occasionally use) I figured out very quickly it was you - right? Plus, I also have a Ph.D. and I am a practicing professional. So, I think I am pretty bright...

and last, drum roll please:

4) I thought you were leaving this blog page....

Posted by anon on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 10:29am


"Plus, I also have a Ph.D. and I am a practicing professional. So, I think I am pretty bright..."

Again, Anon, GCSE's, Ph.D's, what have you, are all just plaques on walls in all effect. They are, especially in recent years, thrown about like garbage.

I'm currently studying at university, but in all honesty I'm only doing it because it is a necessity, not a privilege.

All the people I've met who use the old 'I've got Ph.D.'s/GCSE's' argument are also some of the most stupid people I've ever met.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 10:48am


I assure you that my doctoral degree is not from some degree mill and is much more than a "plaque" on the wall. And, I figured you out in minutes when you were supposedly "Michael."

Plus, you say that "all" the people I met are the stupidist, etc. Sounds to me like you made up your mind before even meeting these people...

Most importantly, I thought you were leaving????

Posted by Anon on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 12:07pm


"stupidist" - Anonymous

Ironically sums you up

"Most importantly, I thought you were leaving????"

Perhaps. If I did, I wouldn't make a great big deal about it, because I don't want you to start crying.

Posted by liam on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 08:12am


Of course they will! I mean Metallica is THE BEST!!!

Posted by Maja on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 13:55pm


"Ironically sums you up"

Nice to avoid the gist of what I was saying

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 16:55pm


No, incase you didn't realise, I was making a point that you're an illiterate.

Posted by liam on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 17:22pm


All the fuckers stop shouting at anonymous. He is right metallica is the best thrash metal band in the world eventhought they have been more progressive lately. Nowdays people forget how bands like metallica, slayer help in forming thrash metal and a new age of heavy metal. Had not been for these bands you mofs would not have the chance of listening to lots of good thrash and death metal bands.

Posted by blackcrusader on Sunday, 12.2.07 @ 01:47am


I hope you don't mean "progressive" as in "progressive metal," which would be the first thing that comes to mind when using that word to describe a metal band, because they certainly aren't.

Posted by William on Sunday, 12.2.07 @ 03:28am


yes progreesive metal is also metal. Eventhough I don't like it but still it is a metal. They posses a chapter if there was a book of metal.
Again metallica is the fucking greatest thrash metal band on the face of earth. Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica, Kreator, Pantera fucking rules.

Posted by blackcrusader on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 01:26am


You misunderstand. I'm not saying progressive metal isn't metal, I'm saying Metallica isn't progressive metal. I don't think they're the best thrash band either, but the latter is opinion while the former is fact.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 02:10am


hell yeah, why not?
When they released the black album, load and reload, everyone was saying
they sold out. When they came out with raw, unpolished but real metal St. Anger, critics said it was
full of crap. Why do people have double standards? I saw in other editorial
a guy wrote:
"and sure, St Anger had its flaws, but in terms of artistic ability, I think metallica peaked. I'll try to keep it brief.
Metallica, instead of doing putting the final touches on St Anger, ie having it mastered and produced well, they chose to make it raw, vicious and un tamed; directly reflecting the moods of the songs. The songs are about as personal as one can get. They are literally James Hetfield's LIFE during the inception and development of what became known as St Anger. Every song drips with despair and dark questions: Who trully am I?...Am I going to die?...stuff like that. And he more or less outlines for you why the entire process was so hard for him.
The last song, "All within my hands"...omg. James always had to be in control of EVERYTHING. Without it, he felt lost, powerless, maybe even dead.
What I'm trying to say (though ppl will disagree with me on some amount) is that the stylistic approach Metallica took on St Anger (garage-band style, raw, un produced, unfinished songs, no singing in key, etc) was all done on purpose. If St Anger was done more to the liking of what we, the fans, expected, the impact would not have been as great. Metallica could of had a great record on their hands. A few guitar solos here, some length changes here, tuning of the snare...that record would have been one hell of a beast. But, it would have lacked the artistic choices that define St Anger. As musicians (for the sake of my arguement, I view musicians and artists as different entities), metallica may or may not have reached their peak, but as true artists, being able to take that music that they created and turn it into something even more, I do not believe they can do it again."

That's what everybody should realize instead of criticizing St. Anger all the time.
As far as selling out is concerned, why people don't talk so much about Megadeth, Anthrax, Cradle of filth, Dimmu borgir, Sepultura, Def Leppard, Deep Purple? They are no worse than Metallica in terms of selling out.
I guess they're jealous of the success Metallica had for such a long time.

And suing Napster was the right thing to do because they will destroy the music industries. I will disagree with William because he may not be a musician. If
you are an artist and when you release a record then there is hardwork and dedication to make it good. As a fan you have two choices. 1) To buy the CD spending
your money 2) to download it free from the net. Which one would you choose? Everyone whould choose to download. Does that money go to artist, not even a single penny.
If you are a real hardcore fan of any artist or band, then you should buy their cds. If not then you shouldn't be listening to them. I don't care how much a band gets publicity via concert when their albums are not being sold.

Posted by blackcrusader on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:10am


Hey William, what were you thinking while you were saying that metallica
hasn't influnced any bands?
Pantera, Slipknot, Sepultura, Dream theatre? Doesn't that ring any bell? [And I'm from Manchester, England and over here lots of underground metal bands, whether it be thrash, groove, metalcore, have been influnced by metallica and cover metallica's songs.}

Of course metallica deserve to get inducted. So much for being a kick ass
metal band in the 80's.
I have to disagree with William in this part too.
Yeah motorhead was great in the 80's but there was no better metal band in
the 80's than Metallica. Have you heard of 'Seven dates of hell' with Venom? That was fucking great tour.
Kill'em all, Ride the lightning, Master of Puppets(the best thrash metal album ever recorded) and ... and justice for all, these
were the records that changed the metal world. These records were different from each other but each one of them stands out as a Metallica master piece.
I just hope that they would go
back to the thrash roots in the upcoming record. If that's the case then
it would be a dream come true for any metal lovers.
And infuencing guitar players? I'm a guitarist and Metallica's, Pantera's, Slayer's, Death's, Morbid Angel's stuffs have influenced me a lot. Metallica created some of the coolest metal riffs in the history. Master of puppets' riff( the best one ever recorded), Damage Inc., Creeping death, ride the lighning, whiplash, sad but true, seek n' destroy, metal militia, enter sandman, fight fire with fire, battery, Leper Messiah, one, dyers eve.....etc.
P.S. METAL UP YOUR ARSE.

Posted by de mysteriis dom sathanas on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:12am


I'm not saying Metallica is a progreesive metal band but their song One influenced a lot of progressive metal bands. SO in your opinion who is the best thrash metal band?

Posted by blackcrusader on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:18am


I love metallica very much, but it would be wrong to induct them before NWOBHM bands like Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Diamond head,
Sweet Savage,Blitzkrieg, Venom, etc. because these bands were responsible for the development of thrash, black, death, groove god knows
what. They were the real metal when people in america were playing glam/hair metal. These bands showed who the real boss is.

P.S. METAL UP YOUR ASS . FUCK U SP4LIFE AND BY THE WAY SIMPLE PLAN SUCKS LIKE YOU DO.

Posted by cruentus on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:20am


Yeah they deserve a spot in the hall of fame for what they've done for the development of thrash and a new age of heavy metal. They are the best fucking tharsh~heavy metal band on earth.
Why you motherfuckers always have to talk about St. Anger sucking? It wasn't great but it wasn't bad too.
It had some good tracks too st.anger, frantic and unnamed feeling.
Seriously guys, metallica are not the only band to put on a bad record.
In my opinion megadeth's risk, judas priest's turbo are far worse than st. anger with disco shit.
And what does good look have anything to do with making good music, bitch?{ I'm refering to Jessica and by the way, not you jessica but jessica biel is smoking hot}
In fact do you think that Motley crue are that good looking? I don't think so.
As far as fight is concerned, I guess Tommy is the only one who can fight. I don't know his name but the guy who plays lead guitar, he is so thin he won't able to
participate in the fight. And Maiden should also be inducted. When they become eligible Pantera, Slayer also should be inducted. Period.

The following is in Nepali.

Metallica sabai bhanda ramro thrash metal band ho. tesaile uni haru hof ma induct hunu parcha. rock on, all metalheads



METAL UP YOUR FUCKING ASS metal timi haru chak ko dulo ko muni

Posted by abattoir on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:21am


They should only be eligible for the "####ed The Fans Over For Cash" award

they`ve made as many bad albums as they have great albums and the great albums arnt that great that they can compensate for the bad albums, in short, they should stick to being a covers band, it`s what they`re best at

Posted by Chokehold on Friday, 02.16.07 @ 11:46am

Yeah they fucked lazy fans like you who don't have interset in buying CD. Crazy people like you who download free from the internet should be fucked. You don't make any contribution to music industry. Are you that poor to be not able to buy a cd? If that's the case then
why do you even bother listening to music? You should be on the streets begging.
Their great albums aren't great! Shut the fuck up. Kill 'em all, ride the rightning, master of puppets and... and justice for all are genre defining metal albums. If these albums are bad then why don't you
make an album which is better than above mentioned albums and put it on youtube, myspace, you motherfucker, bastard, sob, untalented piece of shit? Then I will worship you forever.

Posted by ashes of the wake on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 02:24am


"[And I'm from Manchester, England and over here lots of underground metal bands, whether it be thrash, groove, metalcore, have been influnced by metallica and cover metallica's songs.}"

Hahahahaha! Manchester.....metal....hahahaha

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 12:58pm


Hey, ashes, are you that poor that you can't use english?

"Crazy people like you who download free from the internet should be fucked. You don't make any contribution to music industry."

What the fuck? What contribution do album-buyers make, apart from their money and a bit of their time?

"If these albums are bad then why don't you
make an album which is better than above mentioned albums"

Loads of better albums, and thats ignoring my subjective opinion. Oik, why don't you? And also, there are PLENTY of artists making music, and they aren't suing Napster for money that they don't need.

Fuck head.

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 13:13pm


"When they released the black album, load and reload, everyone was saying
they sold out. When they came out with raw, unpolished but real metal St. Anger, critics said it was
full of crap. Why do people have double standards?"-blackcrusader

Because over 15 years later, entirely for reasons of convenience, they tried to recapture their '80s sound while completely failing to write memorable or even intelligent songs (the lyrics to Frantic have to be among the dumbest I've heard from ANY band). It was a forced effort to sound the same way they did when they were long-haired youths, and actively trying to retread old ground isn't exactly a commendable effort in the first place, less so when you completely botch it. Just because it's supposed to be "personal" doesn't mean it can't suck.

"As far as selling out is concerned, why people don't talk so much about Megadeth, Anthrax, Cradle of filth, Dimmu borgir, Sepultura, Def Leppard, Deep Purple? They are no worse than Metallica in terms of selling out."-blackcrusader

People are free to talk about those bands if and when they want. This just so happens to be a Metallica page, so that's the band up for discussion. Your point is moot.

"I guess they're jealous of the success Metallica had for such a long time."-blackcrusader

This sentence is dripping with fallacious reasoning.

"And suing Napster was the right thing to do because they will destroy the music industries."-blackcrusader

That would certainly explain why pretty much every non-biased study conducted so far have at worst found no direct correlation between downloading and declining music sales and at best credited it with slowing the natural decline.

"1) To buy the CD spending
your money 2) to download it free from the net. Which one would you choose? Everyone whould choose to download. Does that money go to artist, not even a single penny."-blackcrusader

Call me when people start downloading concert tickets and merchandise and all the other numerous things that put more money directly into a musician's pocket than one measely CD. Are you anti-radio play as well, simply because people who listen to the radio aren't paying for it? Do you not understand that artists have historically paid out of their own pockets in order to give the public free access to their material via radio and are now able to do so for at no cost and to reach an exponentially greater audience? Are you COMPLETELY IGNORANT of the gigantic boom in independent music sales as a direct result of the proliferation of downloading both legal and illegal? If so, consider moving out from under your rock and joining the 21st century.

"I don't care how much a band gets publicity via concert when their albums are not being sold."-blackcrusader

So rather than the band itself getting $50 a ticket or somesuch, you'd rather they get 50 cents off a CD and let the label, retailer, and distributor keep the rest? That's some real dedication. I'm sure bands love fans like you.

"Hey William, what were you thinking while you were saying that metallica
hasn't influnced any bands? "-de mysteriis

Now what was I thinking saying a thing like that? Lemme double-check.

You know what's odd? Re-reading my comments in this thread, I don't appear to have said anything remotely close to that at any point. Isn't that funny? It's almost like you just made that up out of thin air or something.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 13:54pm


William, you wrote it on 7.26.07. Just have a look.

As far as Liam is concerned, you dickhead, what's there to laugh? Oh, wait a minute, you just saw your mother fucking someother guy!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

Posted by de mysteriis dom sathanas on Wednesday, 12.12.07 @ 23:00pm


"William, you wrote it on 7.26.07. Just have a look."-de mysteriis dom sathanas

Um, no, I said:

"I've also never heard a metalhead claim Metallica has influenced every metal band today, probably because it's not true."

Note the key word: EVERY. Stare at it until it bores holes in the back of your brain. There is a difference between saying they didn't influence everyone and saying they didn't influence anyone. Use that noggin.

Posted by William on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 00:18am


I don't understand the problem here. Metallica are the gods, we worship and they get voted in. For those who don't understand this concept don't understand what Metallica is all about, And that is their loss. There is no question in my mind that this band has endured and survived and deserves this honor. METAL UP UR ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by gotahavmetal on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 12:41pm


"As far as Liam is concerned, you dickhead, what's there to laugh?"

Someone claiming that Manchester has a metal scene. It's quite funny, especially if you know the slightest thing about Manchester music.

Posted by LLIIAAMM on Saturday, 12.22.07 @ 14:16pm


They're in, no-brainer. Just as long as they promise to stop recording. Forever.

Posted by D on Wednesday, 01.9.08 @ 04:56am


I'm 19 and these days i think it's not that interesting to hear kinds of metal cauze they are all great..but i think of who is that great metal coming from..And gues what I found out that is a product of unbroken Metallica..Honour them they were, are and will be yor metal mother and father.

Posted by gëzim on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 14:31pm


Actually, there was a lot of metal going on before, during, and after Metallica's reign that had nothing to do with them. Motörhead was thrash before anyone knew what thrash was, and Pentagram had been bridging the gap between Black Sabbath and the late-'80s/early '90s doom movement for six years before Metallica came along. They're important, but they're not as important as you seem to think.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 20:43pm


Metallica are the crazyiest band ever
1 of the big four thrash metal gods
all four shud be in without a question
an amazing band formed from metallica - megadeth
look at all the tallent in the history of the band
they are good friends with motorhead
look at the other bands they have been in its incredible the amout of awsomeness coming from the history of the best band in the history of metal and unfourtuntly they spawned this shit called Nu-metal but shows how influential they are


MetallicA will be in

Posted by AndreW on Tuesday, 01.29.08 @ 23:55pm


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Posted by Helga on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 20:01pm


Metallica should be chosen. They are one of the best if not the best metal bands of all time. Of course the St. B*LLSHIT album is excluded. Hope the new is good.

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Posted by Helga on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 00:37am


Let me just say this whole hall of fame shit is just that.They over looked Black Sabbath for how many years?..8?
If I am not mistaken Metallica was eligible this year and they over looked them as well.Let's see how about they put in Mellencamp,Madonna, and Dave Clark five over these guys..WTF?!

SRV shouldn't even be a hard choice for these assholes.If he is eligible and is over looked it shouldn't surprise anyone.

having ranted about the irrelevance of this establishment it sure would be sweet for me a s a MUSIC FAN to have 2 of my favorite artists go in together..SRV AND METALLICA!!

Posted by Metal Rob on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 04:07am


Metallica's snub last year was understandable because THIS YEAR is the 25th anniversary of Kill 'Em All. If they fail to nominate them this year, then it would be appropriate to whip out the torches and pitchforks.

Posted by William on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 09:24am


"Pitchforks" could be interpreted as two things, William ;D

Yeah, and it's not like there's much else becoming eligible this year. Two that will (SRV and Run DMC); one that probably will eventually though the exclusion of The Cure, New Order and Depeche Mode, all of whom had bigger US commercial success, might suggest otherwise (GUESS!); and one that probably should in a few years but never will (Pulp).

But I'm not expecting Metallica to get snubbed. At all.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 10:02am


Should I like Metallica? I like Motörhead alot, and I've heard some of Metallica's stuff , of which I'm OK with: The Black Album/Metallica, though from I've read that wasn't the best place to start.

Any recommendations as to where to start? All this "Metalsmith" bullcrap makes me feel like filling my collection with some more metal!

Posted by Liam, on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 13:35pm


My recommendation is stay away from Metallica entirely. Thrash metal is really more like amplified punk rock than anything else. The musicians in Metallica are not all that talented and they aren't the best representation of what a heavy metal band should be. If I were you, I would look into Megadeth; they have more of a focus on good poetry and musicianship. For the best metal, stay in the era of classic British bands like Motorhead.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 15:09pm


Liam...I'm not the biggest metal fan in the world, but I'd like to make a couple of song suggestions..."Cemetary Gates" and "Planet Caravan" by Pantera. You'd be hard pressed to find a better guitarist than Darrell Abbott (what happened to him should NEVER happen to an artist) and their "Planet Caravan" really does justice to the original.

P.S.- Whats wrong with your list??

Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 15:50pm


Lol @ Megadeth. Call me when Mustaine gets over his obsession with stupid puns (likely never).

I still say the '90s had the best metal, anyway.

Posted by William on Friday, 02.15.08 @ 20:19pm


So Pantera, Megadeth or Metallica? Or none at all?

P.S. I'm not going to take Metalsmith's inputs seriously, what with his stupidly insistent claims that all punk sucks.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 07:28am


Liam...you know me, I wouldn't suggest it if I didn't think it was good!! Those two songs kind of gave me a new perspective on that particular band.

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 12:16pm


OK Terry, I think that what I'll do is start off with one album by each of those bands. I think I'll start with "Kill 'Em All" by Metallica since it's their debut, but I'm clueless about the other two if I'm honest. Could you, or anyone whose opinion I respect, tell me the best place to start with them?

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 13:11pm


Pantera has a "Best Of" CD which looks to be good, or since I have both of those songs on file I could send them to you. I could give you my "junk" address and you could tell me where to send them...whatever you're comfortable with. I don't abuse people's trust. Regardless, you'll find the guitar work pretty amazing...Darrell wasn't just a "shredder", although he did play amazingly fast...when it was appropriate. Like I said, my music tastes aren't too far off yours, and I did learn a measure of respect for this band through these two songs.

As far as Megadeth goes, I really couldn't tell you much, what I have heard I could take or leave. The only Metallica is the "black album".

There's another band called Black Label Society, which features Zakk Wylde on guitar, that I kinda like too.

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 14:11pm


Liam...heres one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjHPNPcgn64&feature=related

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 14:51pm


...and heres the other!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVvoEYBFJpc

Let me know what you think!!

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 14:53pm


I've been having some difficulty with Youtube recently, but as soon as it's fixed I'll watch them!

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.16.08 @ 15:10pm


FIRST OF ALL METALLICA PUT HEAVY METAL ON MAP. SO NOT THEY ARE NOT JUST THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL BAND EVER, BUT ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS OVERALL AS WELL. SEE: "ONE" "MASTER OF PUPPETS" "AND JUSTICE FOR ALL" AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE "RIDE THE LIGHTNING" AND BE MORE CONVINCED. PUT METALLICA IN THE ROCKHALL TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by M.E.R.C on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 04:06am


FIRST OF ALL METALLICA PUT HEAVY METAL ON MAP.

Sorry MERC - I must disagree with this statement of yours.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 08:46am


I actually think that distinction belongs to Black Sabbath, as far as someone truly being considered "metal"... What do you think, Dameon?

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 08:52am


Terry - I completely agree with you. I am not quite sure why I didn't complete my thought in my previous comment. Perhaps not everyone here is an ancient old bast*rd like me, which is why they feel that Metallica are the kings of the genre.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 11:20am


Boy, that makes two of us...lol!!!!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 02.17.08 @ 11:22am


I'm sorry, guys, I know I'm not welcome here, but I have to point out to M.E.R.C. that Dave Mustaine wrote his favourite song "Ride the Lightning," as well as "Jump in the Fire," "Metal Militia," "Phantom Lord" and "The Call of Ktulu."

Posted by Metalsmith on Monday, 02.18.08 @ 10:55am


So the boys got snubbed :-(
How many years would you say until they're inducted? I seriously hope it happens before Lars starts playing from a wheelchair... hehe... I have to admit: Love the band, but hate the Bastard drummer... :-D

Posted by LG on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 02:32am


Metallica changed the course of metal. They deserve to be inducted.

Posted by Larry on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 13:02pm


Metallica did not get snubbed, they aren't eligible until 2008... kill em all was released in 1983... 25 years later is 2008 ...

sorry but Future rock and roll hall of fame has this wrong

Posted by Derek on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 03:21am


Metallica invented the term "Headbanger"..they should definietly get in

Posted by Alan on Thursday, 03.13.08 @ 18:02pm


This should be a no-brainer. Metallica is innovative, influencial, and a big seller. They are the most well known thrash metal band, far more successful than Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. They should be in the rnr hall of fame, and I am saying this as someone who is not a huge fan of metal.

Posted by Jake on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 15:31pm


I liked the first 3 albums and then it went slightly downhill from there (even though my favorite song is Enter Sandman) but Metallica still is better than any lame-shit "talented" guy (SRV)
oh and those who dont think that metal isnt rock, look at the futer inductees list. eminem is on it

Posted by Jordan on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 21:12pm


I can't believe people are saying that metal is not rock, or that its a form of punk. Heavy metal is simply rnr to nth degree. Especially Metallica, anyone who has heard them knows that they also include complex accoustic arrangements in many of their songs. Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and other rock legends were their primary influence. So, why should they not be in the rnr hall of fame? Come on, just think about it all you metal haters.

Posted by Jake on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 12:37pm


None can deny that metallica are good but they are not for the hall of fame, if the enter, it will the most embarasing for artists like Scorpions who really deserve to be in.

Posted by T.Z.S. on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 13:04pm


RIGHT ON T.Z.S. !!! I AGREE WILL YOU 100% !!!

SCORPS are definetly more deserving of this HONOR than METALLICA !!!

Posted by theleanmeanlovelykathleen1 on Friday, 03.28.08 @ 11:20am


First, metallica doesn’t have to be rock and roll (even though they have been since the release of the black album), the criteria indicates that they must influential to rock and roll. Metallica is so influential, that more and more emerging bands (not just in the rock and roll genre) are beginning to be reluctant to add Metallica as an influence, considering “everybody does it.” Heavy Metal was born from one thing, and that was the African stringed instrument called a “guitar.” Crazy huh? Rock and Roll is too large a genre. That’s the reason why we say things like Hair metal. If that isn’t rock, then the scorpions don’t deserve it. (though I think they do). Madonna got inducted. Is that rock and roll, or pop rock? How about Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and even Pink Floyd? When those bands emerged they were considered “heavy metal” and you’re going to tell us that they don’t deserve it, simply because the label is incorrect?

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 10:03am


Next, who cares if Stevie Ray Vaughn is “better” than Metallica. Half of you are too dumb to understand that James doesn’t even play the solos, Kirk Hammet does… and do you really think Stevie could “outplay” Kirk? I mean, I think its disrespectful to even do that to both of the guitarists, but the fact of the matter is, Kirk Hammet can play metal. Most metal musicians who make it big not only play metal style solos (which are godly enough as it is, considering the speed and accuracies of techniques like sweeping, multi-string tapping and economy style picking) but he can also play blues and older rock style as well. He was taught by Joe Satriani, ranked as the 2nd best guitar player alive, while Kirk holds seat number 9!!! Vaughn doesn’t come in till 22nd, so I think some of you should do your research. Metalsmith, you can kiss the ass of EVERYONE here. Megadeth is awesome. I like them better than metallica sometimes. But they don’t deserve it. Name off some contributions they have made to Rock and Roll, not to herioine addicts like Mustaine. And who cares if he wrote “Ride the Lighting,” it wasn’t completely his work, in fact Cliff Burton was the leading innovator for the song, as well as for Call of Ktulu. And finally, for you sir, this is again about influence and perpetuation of Rock and Roll, not TALENT!!!

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 10:04am


metallica is a good band they deserve to be in,but when the scoprions are out nobody is deserved to be in

Posted by alex on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 05:08am


Metallica will NEVER get in, they simply dont deserve it.

Posted by tassos on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 07:25am


u guys r fking stupid rock sucks rap is better

Posted by fkyew on Saturday, 04.26.08 @ 11:58am


DID SOMEONE SERIOUSLY SAY THAT METAL IS ROCK AND ROLL??????????

JACKASS ITS A SUBGENRE! METALLICA ALL THE WAYYYYY!

Posted by joe on Saturday, 04.26.08 @ 15:57pm


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Posted by ΖΕΝΕ on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 08:02am


STOP SKIPPING HEAVY METAL BANDS! THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN IN AT 07!

Posted by joe on Monday, 05.12.08 @ 17:09pm


METALLICA DESERVE IT. ΔΕΝ!!!

Posted by TASSOS on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 11:22am


metallica is the worst band ever!!!
and they will never never get in the hall!!!
ΠΟΤΕ ΔΕΝ ΘΑ ΤΟ ΕΠΙΤΡΕΨΩ!!!

Posted by katsantonis on Friday, 05.16.08 @ 13:46pm


taso mpika i metallica sto hall??

Posted by katsantonis on Saturday, 05.17.08 @ 04:40am


ΟΧΙ. VOTE FOR SCORPIONS ,THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF METAL!

Posted by tassos on Sunday, 05.18.08 @ 23:57pm


people put yes to simple plan but no to metallica?

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Posted by hipEntitTrict on Wednesday, 05.21.08 @ 22:37pm


mettalica should definetly be in the hall of fame along with sabbath and and a few other bands they got people listening to metal which is a kind of rock and lets see who got in before madonna what did she do for rock

Posted by the pac on Sunday, 06.1.08 @ 15:52pm


the domination of metallica has come to an end.Now is the time of the second SCORPIONS domination!

Posted by jim on Tuesday, 07.1.08 @ 08:14am


Look...it's this simple. Nothing against Metallica, but they shouldn't get in before Deep Purple.

Posted by Trey on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 13:59pm


Metallic SHOULD be in the hall of fame! they were one of the first thrash metal bands in america and have came SO far, they should deinetly go in!

Posted by Jade on Sunday, 07.13.08 @ 11:23am


I don't want to sound like a you-know-what , but Metallica's chances seem slim (At least for now).

To be straight up, the reason is, because the voting committee SUCKS. Paul Stanley hit the jackpot when he said that it was "It's the creation of a group of industry people and critics who decide who they deem as qualified to be in their little admiration society."

He's right. It's THEIR Hall of Fame. Not OUR Hall of Fame.

If I had a choice, I'd push as hard as possible for Metallica to be in. I think they deserve it. They've done more than any metal band of the 80s......but as a fan, my opinion doesn't matter to the voters.

The 2009 nominees will be in this fall, and the most any of us can do is hope...

Posted by TheEagle on Monday, 07.14.08 @ 16:51pm


Hell yes without a doubt.

Posted by Master Of Puppets on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 19:01pm


Metallica deserve to be inducted into the hall of fame because they have been the biggest metal band on the planet for the last 25 years and have still been pushing boundaries till this day and long may they continue


THE FOUR HORSEMEN \M/

Posted by Irish Lad on Monday, 09.8.08 @ 14:51pm


In a time when music became less about the music and more about the packaged MTV image, even for metal, these guys battled it out in the trenches, with teir raw, no frills, hard edged metal, conquering the world without any radio airplay or an MTV video through 3 albums and an EP. Their only way to get there music heard was to play their hearts out, endless touring, and through the word of mouth of an underground scene. By the time the were finally accepted by a radio audience, the metal world had already crowned them the kings of their genre.

The flood gates eventually burst open and this phenomenon could not be contained to the underground sub culture no more. they are now as much a household name as the likes of Elvis, Beatles, Stones, & Michael Jackson.

If there has ever been a metal band deserving of the "Hall of Fame" it is METALLICA. Listen to Death Magnetic and it is easy to see that these guys are still as relevant today as they have ever been.

\M/

Posted by Q on Monday, 09.8.08 @ 21:12pm


metallica is the best band metal and the band they deserve it

Posted by Diego on Wednesday, 09.10.08 @ 20:20pm


i will admit i was never the biggest metallica fan but they always released songs here and there that i enjoyed. even though they were classified as metal their music always appealed to even the more casual rock fans. i think they deserve it.

Posted by argh on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 12:45pm


Kiss my ass you all
Metallica will be in the hall
and if anyone have problems I'll kick her ass
Kirk and Lars are GODS of metal and you all know it.

Posted by Lacayo on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 22:02pm


Metallica should obviously be inducted for their influence on metal. The members of Metallica that should be inducted are a different question. Here's my thoughts:

James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Lars Ulrich
Cliff Burton
Jason Newsted

Dave Mustaine and Robert Trujillo are debatable

Posted by MaulYoda on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 16:19pm


Metallica #1.
They deserve it and should be in the ROCK HALL.

Posted by Elizabeth on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 07:44am


They worked hard,influenced many let em in!

Posted by David W. on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 14:32pm


***IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!***

METALLICA HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE 2009 INDUCTION!!!

Let's hope now that the committee votes them in now.

Posted by TheEagle on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 20:49pm


Si hacerle JUICIO A NAPSTER es rockero que entren estos PELOTUDOS. Sino... que se vayan a la concha de su madre, banda de mierda.

This band is an MTV product. A really shit. I hope they never get into Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

Posted by Fer on Thursday, 09.25.08 @ 00:16am


Simply put, Metallica have set the standard for metal music (and continue to do so today) for which other metal bands before or since have been measured. Metallica in the Hall of Fame in '09 yay baby!!!

Posted by tym4change on Thursday, 09.25.08 @ 16:36pm


yes of course...

Posted by fuel on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 07:02am


Heck yes they will! Kill 'Em All was a great album which killed Hair and Glam metal along with GN'R and started the era of Heavy and Thrash metal! Metallica and the 'Big 4' of Trash metal all deserve to be in the hall, Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman, One, and songs from Death Magnetic are perfect.

Posted by Shaun on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 15:06pm


Metallica should be inducted - absolutely! But they did not kill off the Hair Bands. Nor did Grunge. They killed themselves off because bands like Warrant and Bon Jovi turned it all into pablum.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 15:12pm


well they've been around since '81, sold about 100 million records, influenced many many bands, made 5 consecutive albums that reached #1 on the charts... heck, why not put them in the rock n roll hall of fame?! =P

Posted by lucifer on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 19:22pm


I think yes.Even though I haven't heard a lot songs by them, and of those I've heard I think are nothing more than average, but still, I think they should get in.

Posted by Jana on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 05:41am


What is the official ruling on membership? Is it amount of albums or time or the "classic period"? Trujillo I think is out because technically his first album is "Death Magnetic".
Does the Hall count everyone through the Black Album?

Posted by Mr E on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 23:24pm


Thank the rock lords stringing down apon us for this day, METALLICA. a rock'n'roll hall of Famer,
they never said it would be easy huh Boy's? keep feeding us the adrenalin rush and your fan's shall speak, somebody said black sabbath, ozzy...lmao so burnt out. 80's 90's 00's and i damn sure, hope my kids bang out to you's.

Posted by Matt on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 18:35pm


after ...and justice for all they went to shitville. so if you are going on the past 16 years then no. if it's based on master of puppets, ride the lightning, and ....and justice for all then yes.

Posted by awesome D on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 21:10pm


my top 5; 1.master of puppets, 2.ride the lightning 3.enter sandman 4.search and destroy 5.the judas kiss




Posted by king floyd on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 17:00pm


Everyone needs to wake up here. Metallica is everything an inductee needs to be, PERIOD! Their following is steeped within popular culture as the dark and rebellious voice that introduced all of us in our teens, way back in the 80's and 90's, to the real world as it was seen through the eyes of a heavy, tight and relentless pursuit of perfection. We must never forget just how many young people would have never picked up the guitar and started a band if it were not for Metallica. Also the loss of Cliff Burton in 86' shocked and had an impact on the rock world that could have never been expected, thus thrusting Metallica into a position of world wide sympathy. Once the whole world rooted for them they delivered, and the rest is history. The band also boosted the careers of many other stars in the genre like Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Exodus among others in the San Francisco Bay Area. Metallica was the first major rock and roll artist to have such an impact on the Bay Area since Jefferson Airplane in the late 60's. These stories and legacies of the dawn of heavy rock and roll in the 80's and 90's are all non-existent without the birth and more importantly the success of Metallica. If you were not in attendance at the Oakland Colosseum in 91' or any other 'Day on the Green', go to youtube and see why the Hall of Fame will be the final home for the warriors of heavy. Their mistake free presentations of the real deal in terms of rock and roll should and must live on forever, and that is exactly what the Hall of Fame is there for. Out!

Posted by Todd Crawford on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 14:01pm


Metallica is a big selling band, but they lost what they started out to be. Their last few albums don't have the heart or passion that the classic albums have. Besides, what metal band needs to go to a therapist to get angry again and write songs. Metallica seems like they're out to make money off of disappointed fans waiting for the real Metallica to step up, not the radio friendly hard rock band they've become. For those who don't know, check out Kill Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and And justice For All. These are what forged Metallica, not the garbage they are putting out today.

Posted by VivaCliff on Wednesday, 12.3.08 @ 19:15pm


When are people going to understand that most of us mellow as we get older. It is not possible to retain our youthful arrogance and anger as we enter midlife. Those of you who are waiting for Metallica to return to the mid-80's; get over it. It will never happen. Although I will admit that a couple of artists have seemingly kept that anger, their music doesn't reflect it.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 12.4.08 @ 02:53am


And Justice For All...

Posted by king floyd on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 19:22pm


They deserve for their first 4 albums, but they should not be in before DEEP PURPLE, DIO, RAINBOW, JETHRO TULL, DEF LEPARD, MISFITS, MOTORHEAD AND MOTLEY CRUE!

Posted by Ritchie on Friday, 12.12.08 @ 03:20am


Deep Purple, Rainbow and DIO kick shitallica's ass!

Posted by RainbowRising on Saturday, 12.13.08 @ 16:03pm


Hetfield has the worst voice, and kirk hammet cannot play gutar for shit. Motley Crue, Europe, Warrant, Tesla, Cinderella, Y&T, Kiss, Winger, Poison, White Lion, Whitesnake, Manowar, Accept, Helloween are ALL 1000000000000000 TIMES BETTER than that crappy mediocre overrated band!

Posted by Hairbandsarethebest on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 15:18pm


Hairbandsarethebest:

How about King Diamond? THE DARK SIDES is a great album, and as I mentioned on Diamond's page, is quite practical around this time of year. I often use the opening to "No Presents for Christmas" as background music for holiday messages I leave on answering machines.

You also forgot Dokken - UNDER LOCK AND KEY has "The Hunter" and "Unchain the Night", two of the best metal songs ever!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 17:01pm


Cheesecrop

Man, u r so right!! Of course DOKKEN, KING DIAMOND are awesome too! i just forgot to mention them!

Posted by Hairbandsarethebest on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 17:19pm


if metallica is denied and a rap group gets in over them, i will protest outside the rock n roll hall of fame in ohio. Because metal music made rock. metallica sold the 2nd most albums of all time. rap is not rock. i PROMISE i will start a riot if they don't get in

Posted by Nick Campbell on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 18:40pm


Nick, they almost cant not get in - the stars are all the in proper alignment for Metallica this year. Unfortunately for you (and me) I think Run DMC will also crash the Rock Hall this year. So are you still gonna protest? (smile)

BTW: Where do you get "metallica sold the 2nd most albums of all time." On what basis?

Posted by Telarock on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 20:35pm


I sleep with one eye open.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 15:16pm


Yes but not before Judas Priest, and Motorhead. Don't get me wrong though, Metallica is my all time favorite band but they would even say Priest and Motorhead deserve it first.

Posted by Justin on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 20:52pm


Of course.

Metallica is the better rock band of the world.

The first four albums are worst (they was very young), but the last ones are the better.

Metallica has been very experimental and they don't have fear to play new music. I love this risk.

Welcome to the hall fame of rock.

Fix

Posted by Fixxxer on Saturday, 01.3.09 @ 11:14am


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by S.R on Saturday, 01.10.09 @ 17:28pm


Death Magnetic is a great album but the songs are pretty long. The shortest song is 5:14 or something like that.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 13:05pm


I'm still baffled as to why anyone who is moderately intelligent would listen to Metallica. The formula to their songs is simply;

scales+distortion x speed= guitar
--------------------------------------------
occasional rhyming+ over exaggerated vocals
(throw in drums and bass accordingly)

Is it really even an honor to be inducted anymore? For gods sake, Madonna was just inducted. Get over yourself Metallica, you're in the same boat as Madonna and all of your mullet wearing, methamphetamine shooting fans.

They passed their prime about twenty years ago.

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 01.12.09 @ 12:42pm


http://www.fuse.tv/music/metallica/

Each member of Metallica was asked if they could add one more act to this year's induction ceremony, who would it be. This is what they said:

Motorhead
Deep Purple
Rush
UFO

They made fun of Jethro Tull. Joel Peresman was sitting right there next to them. He's the president of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 12:42pm


http://www.rockhall.com/induction2009

You can watch the press conference here too!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 16:21pm


Metallica is absolutely the best heavy metal band every...they are extremely deserving of this and I am so proud of them!! See you in three days in Boston, Metallica!!! XOXO

Posted by Catherine on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 17:37pm


Metallica is the best heavy metal band next to Zeppelin, Sabbath, Deep Purple. There just great

Posted by Jesse on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 15:50pm


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Posted by gcxbifwb on Tuesday, 01.20.09 @ 09:28am


And they have been! Metallica ruuule!

Posted by Jay on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 05:40am


Each member of Metallica was asked if they could add one more act to this year's induction ceremony, who would it be. This is what they said:

Motorhead
Deep Purple
Rush
UFO

They made fun of Jethro Tull. Joel Peresman was sitting right there next to them. He's the president of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 12:42pm

Deep Purple, of course. About time UFO gets some recognition!

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 12:07pm


One.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 14:23pm


One.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 14:23pm


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Posted by scshmavi on Thursday, 01.29.09 @ 09:03am


What about Priest,Rush,Slayer and Megadeth?
This place is a joke and everybody knows this!!!
Instead you keep putting people like "Ike Turner"
ARE YOU SERIOUS? I'll give a list:
MC5,Rancid,UFO,Kiss,Dio,Deep Purple.
No wonder the Pistols said what they said, I feel the same way!!!

Posted by manny on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 11:29am


There would be no MC5, Kiss, Judas Priest or Deep Purple without Ike Turner, you idiot. That guy was practically the beginning of rock 'n roll.

Posted by The_Claw on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 12:05pm


I love Metallica but they're metal not rock 'n roll

Posted by Blue on Monday, 08.7.06 @ 16:00pm
Another jackass statement made around this website.If only Rock N' Roll got in than the rock n' roll hall of fame would've been out of bands to induct years ago.The title rock & roll hall of fame is used because it's a catchy name and that's about it.They've inducted many diffrent types of bands at this point.Not just Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley style Rock & Roll.

Posted by Manny Ramirez on Friday, 02.6.09 @ 12:09pm


FYI: Chuck Berry was a heavy metal artist.

Posted by S.R on Friday, 02.13.09 @ 20:05pm


metallica rule, and by the way metal is rock. Just heavy rock.

Posted by Richard on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 04:35am


Iron Maiden and Motörhead can kick Metallica's a**!

Posted by ?#@&* on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 21:59pm


Sure they can. Not.

Posted by S.R on Wednesday, 02.18.09 @ 18:47pm


Cool, i'm the person who made the 350th comment about metallica here.150 more to go.

Posted by S.R on Wednesday, 02.18.09 @ 18:52pm


I'm glad they GOT IN! They should have the moment they became eligible! :)

Posted by Antonio on Tuesday, 03.3.09 @ 03:48am


I haven't posted here in a long time. I'm so glad Metallica got inducted!! They are a truely unique band that deserves the recognition. However, I am one those fans who believes that their new music is trash, compared to their first five albums. After the black album they really did loose their way...forget "selling out", apparently they just got bored with their unque, innovative, high energy thrash metal style and became a limp, alternative, hard rock, somewhat-folk-oriented garage band. But, nothing can come close to touching their 80's music or the black album, so just remember that when you think of their induction. The "heavy metal is not rock" argument is so ridiculous that I am not even going to acknowledge it as a theory against their induction.

OLDER METALLICA FOREVER!!!!

Posted by Jake on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 17:27pm


Motörhead was better than Metallica in the '80s, and tons of bands outperformed them in the '90s and continue to do so today.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 09:48am

Hahahahahahhahahahahahaahhaahahahahhahahahah...
Metallica was better than motorhead I can give them the fact they were the metal band of the 80s and definitly not Motorhead.
But 110% agreed on the 90s comment.
I actually like The Black Album but Load and ReLoad?Terrible.
St.Anger = The worst thing ever made
Death Magnetic is ok with me though.

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 03.15.09 @ 11:42am


If James Hetfield truly wants to make a statement about snubbed bands like Kiss and Rush he should decline his induction until they get in. He should be embarrassed to have anything to do with the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. It is a joke!

Long Live The Peoples Choice Rock Hall of Fame!!!

SpaceTrucker

Posted by SpaceTrucker on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:35pm


It's a nice thought, but they'd induct Metallica despite their wishes, anyway. They did it with the Sex Pistols.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:38pm


Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:38pm

Posted by S.R on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:43pm


The induction is not the point. it's the statement that is important. that would be a huge blow against the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame for James to make that statement. Now thats Rock and Roll!!!

SpaceTrucker

Posted by SpaceTrucker on Tuesday, 03.17.09 @ 18:52pm


My point is that the Sex Pistols DID make that statement three years ago when they were inducted. Didn't have a damn bit of impact. Y'know what had more impact? When the Dells told other soul groups, including the O'Jays, to hang on, they'll get in there. And sure enough, the next year, the O'Jays made it. Know when the Dells said that? When they were inducted. One of the members mentioned it in his acceptance speech. Or when Larry Mullen named off the acts that influenced him, when U2 was inducted. One of those acts, Patti Smith, was inducted two years later. Although unsuccessful in getting them inducted, Madonna did manage to influence the nominating committee enough to get the Stooges back on the ballot this past year after having them perform in her place.

Refusing to attend or consider yourself inducted does nothing, much less a "huge blow against the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame", and makes yourself look petty in the process.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 15:52pm


No offense to Kirk Hammett but he has an anger problem. Not as bad as Axl Rose though.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 18:23pm


Death Magnetic, in my opinion was a return to the band's late 80s thrash metal sound.Just listen to songs like ''All Nightmare Long'' or ''The Judas Kiss''.Pure awesomeness,especially compared to all that horseshit they released in the 90s, and early 21st century.

Posted by S.R on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 18:30pm


I guess alot of people don't think much of Metallica's 90's and new millenium trash (the black album withstanding). Ok, so it seems that most of us agree that their 80's music was awesome, and that they should have stopped recording after the black album. Death Magnetic is good, but still not the same as the 80's music (a good effort nonetheless). So, they should be inducted for their great work on their first five albums and ignored for their last five? This makes no sense. You can't really undo great, innovative, trend-setting work just because the artist later becomes lame, limp, and mushy. Some artists are only inducted for a few great albums, or even songs. Metallica has the big five from their early years. Why should their recognition be denied?

Posted by Jake on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 00:04am


O.K. here's the deal. I've had precious little sleep, so I figure this would be a great time to get crazy here. I'm gonna be the guy who defends the big "M" 's 90's work. This is a perfect argument for solving temporary insomnia.

So, you don't like Metallica's 90's work? Why not? Is it because they allegedly sold out? Are they too poppy for you? Well, I'm pretty sure I remember them wanting to sound accessible when they went & got Bob Rock. After all, what's the BLACK album but the ground between Motley's DR FEELGOOD & AND JUSTICE FOR ALL anyway? Everyone talks about change. Think about AND JUSTICE & KILL 'EM ALL. There's a diff. there, & that's only 5 yrs. Same amount of time as between BLACK & the LOAD album in 96.

This always seems to be the case. In the 60's, the tech. made everything sound louder as time went on, but after the early 70's it changed. If you look at it you'll see that all bands that start off hard eventually sound heavy, and all heavy acts sound poppier as time goes on. No joke. Don't believe me? Try ACDC from BACK IN BLACK to RAZORS EDGE. Try Motley from TOO FAST FOR LOVE to DR FEELGOOD. It's not even metal. Foreigner - HOT BLOODED to URGENT - Hard to heavy. URGENT to I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - heavy to poppy. Bad CO. - Free's ALL RIGHT NOW to FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE, then LOVE to R & R FANTASY. Even afterwards, someone like Pearl JAM - TEN/VS - NO CODE - YIELD & LAST KISS. Metalllica's no diff. Same thing going on.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 04:37am


O.K. here's the deal. I've had precious little sleep, so I figure this would be a great time to get crazy here. I'm gonna be the guy who defends the big "M" 's 90's work. This is a perfect argument for solving temporary insomnia.

So, you don't like Metallica's 90's work? Why not? Is it because they allegedly sold out? Are they too poppy for you? Well, I'm pretty sure I remember them wanting to sound accessible when they went & got Bob Rock. After all, what's the BLACK album but the ground between Motley's DR FEELGOOD & AND JUSTICE FOR ALL anyway? Everyone talks about change. Think about AND JUSTICE & KILL 'EM ALL. There's a diff. there, & that's only 5 yrs. Same amount of time as between BLACK & the LOAD album in 96.

This always seems to be the case. In the 60's, the tech. made everything sound louder as time went on, but after the early 70's it changed. If you look at it you'll see that all bands that start off hard eventually sound heavy, and all heavy acts sound poppier as time goes on. No joke. Don't believe me? Try ACDC from BACK IN BLACK to RAZORS EDGE. Try Motley from TOO FAST FOR LOVE to DR FEELGOOD. It's not even metal. Foreigner - HOT BLOODED to URGENT - Hard to heavy. URGENT to I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - heavy to poppy. Bad CO. - Free's ALL RIGHT NOW to FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE, then LOVE to R & R FANTASY. Even afterwards, someone like Pearl JAM - TEN/VS - NO CODE - YIELD & LAST KISS. Metalllica's no diff. Same thing going on.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 04:46am


I just tried to post you but it was all about spam.. I think I repeated something. Metallica can't get back to what they were even if they wanted to. It's genetic, and even if they want to they can't get back to MASTER of pUPPETS. Don't mean they don't have anything else though, and that's where the beatles come in. You see, the beatles said they wanted to explore themselves, and that's what all musicians say. That's crapola though, they just can't get back to the way they were. Doesn't mean there dead though. They just have to offer something diff.

So that explains why the 90's stuff was still good. Cause it was and if you don't like it tough. I know cause its good American rock and rooll and I know it. o.k

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 05:03am


Cheesecrop - step away from the keyboard, take an Ambien and go to sleep now.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 06:11am


Metallica's Rock Hall

Deep Purple
Jethro Tull
Rush
Motorhead
Thin Lizzy
Judas Preist
Alice Cooper
UFO

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 07:14am


Metallica's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, KISS, Rush, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, UFO

Posted by YOU MISSED SOME on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 07:19am


OVER-RATED

Posted by ROBERT on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 14:45pm


I don't think there is a band I hate more than Metallica but they do fit the criteria to be inducted.

Posted by Rudy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 19:42pm


Worst freaking band ever. All there songs and albums are lame even Pre-black album stuff was absolute trash. Jock metal sux long live industrial you lemmings!

Posted by tomcat666 on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 01:45am


Spacetrucker what are u talking about? If it was people's choice Metallica would sprob. still have been inducted anyway! Yomcat u have no idea what music is so u need to stop cause if u had any inteligence u would know they amazing for a fact,Rudy I respect ur opinion but Metallica is amazing,Robert, u must listen to Iron Madien or Megadeath cause thats all those stupid fans of theirs say. I think Pantera,Pearl Jam and Nirvana, should def. make it in and RUSH and KISS too.

Posted by Metallica2010 on Wednesday, 04.15.09 @ 09:30am


megadeth is way better hands down!!!!!!!

Posted by liz on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 11:02am


They're no AC/DC or G'N R or Led Zeppelin and never were or will be, still the're good in their own right

Posted by AC/DC G'N R on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 17:49pm


Because of Dave Mustaine! and Cliff Burton R.I.P.! Kill Em' All Helped Metallica To Be Rock N' Roll Hall of Famer.!

Posted by Amir Off on Wednesday, 05.20.09 @ 04:04am


Dave actually did not play on Kill Em' All, but he does have song writing credits on it. Kirk Hammett played lead guitar on the album and Cliff will be missed by all of us fans.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 05.20.09 @ 12:14pm


Hetfield has the worst voice, and kirk hammet cannot play gutar for shit. Motley Crue, Europe, Warrant, Tesla, Cinderella, Y&T, Kiss, Winger, Poison, White Lion, Whitesnake, Manowar, Accept, Helloween are ALL 1000000000000000 TIMES BETTER than that crappy mediocre overrated band!

Posted by Hairbandsarethebest on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 15:18pm

Poison? Winger? Hah. "Carrie" alone disqualifies Europe from this conversation. I have heard nothing to indicate that Warrant, Poison or Winger could outplay Metallica. Go take your meds.

"I'm still baffled as to why anyone who is moderately intelligent would listen to Metallica. The formula to their songs is simply;

scales+distortion x speed= guitar
--------------------------------------------
occasional rhyming+ over exaggerated vocals
(throw in drums and bass accordingly)" Actually if you listened properly, Rush Boy, you'd hear that the rhythm section is solid and present the whole time. Seeing as you are a Sting fan, like me, you should read the lyric sheet to ...And Justice For All. Not bad for so-called "meatheads" (the tired old attack on metal bands.)

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 15:40pm


Metallica sucks

Posted by Bob on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 00:37am


METALLICA Fully 100% Deserves It!

The Only Other Of The 'Big 4' I Want In Is Megadeth...... They Also Had Equal Hits As Metallica And Are Waaaay Better Than Metallica Nowadays!

The Line-Up I Like Is: Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Dave Ellefsen & Nick Menza!

KEEP ON ROCKING!!!!

Posted by Hamza_Ansari on Sunday, 10.17.10 @ 08:22am


Plus Chris Poland and Gar Samuelson. Slayer and Anthrax should be inducted as well, and don't forget about their predecessors.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.3.10 @ 12:31pm


metallicca bitchslaps any contender

Posted by reno on Wednesday, 12.15.10 @ 13:58pm


Even though i dont like metal rock but i have listened to some of their music and they deserve it for their influence.

Posted by musicFan on Tuesday, 12.27.11 @ 05:58am


Not only did Metallica name drop Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Rush, KISS, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Jethro Tull, and UFO during their induction into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but they also performed The Train Kept A-Rollin by Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio during the all-star jam! Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio still have not been inducted.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.4.12 @ 00:48am


They suck, only had a couple of good LPs thn became masters of pop music..
as for the name dropping, they should have mentioned: Exodus, Flotsam and Jetsam, Vio-lence, Testament, Heathen, Possessed, Death, Metal Blade/Brian Sagel, etc.
and every Bay Area Thrash band that gave them support and let them open for them back in the day.
Too bad they didn't return the favor.
They should have repaid Exodus, Flotsam and Jetsam, etc.
If for anything else, stealing away members.
Oh, Lars can eat a d i c k

Posted by Phawk Lars on Friday, 01.11.13 @ 17:11pm


They should have credited dave mustaine for his work on Kill 'em All (Yes he nearly wrote the whole album) and the work on ride the lightning

Posted by Someone on Wednesday, 01.16.13 @ 04:58am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLAhvhDYFIs

Metallica's full induction video uploaded: Video bio, Flea's speech, Metallica's speech, performance, and all-star jam -- 55 minutes long!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.15.13 @ 19:25pm


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