posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 04:41 PM
First of all... I'm tired of hearing this stupid stuff about Metallica being Sell-outs. By them NOT catering to their fans, and playing the music
THEY want to play, is pretty much everything a sell-out isn't. They didn't take the safe road and play the same music over and over and over and
over and over and over and over and over and over again like these other bands whose songs and albums all sound the same.
Second... Bob Rock is not a producer of Heavy Metal music as can be seen Here
You'll see names like Cher, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, among others on there. Metallica wanted to make different music than they did in the 80's. And
they hired Bob Rock to help them with that. I don't see anything wrong with them changing their artistic style. But even after the change... they
still sounded like Metallica. It doesn't matter how fast or slow they are playing, or how James is singing in... there is no mistake in their sound.
I say the same about ZZ Top... theres no way you mistake those vocals or guitar.
And a quote from Kirk about this new album:
"I think we’re all aware of the danger of becoming a band that exists in the past, I think any band that’s been around as long as we have has to
face that. But [Death Magnetic] is going to prove to people that we never lost our ability to make an album like this. We just chose not to. And
I’ll stand by those words."
They sold out because they made a music video? Then what the hell do you have to say about all these other so called true metal bands today making
their little videos? The intention behind the Napster thing was to protect those artists that don't have the money they do. People like Metallica
don't have to worry about their albums getting illegally downloaded... they have more money than they could ever need. But theres these other
artists, that while they might be touring, don't make hardly any kind of money. But the whole issue got turned around on them, and thats why
they've backed off now, because everyone took it the wrong way.
And I'm just gonna stop here because I could go for days. But the last thing, is that the real reason Metallica is tagged with the sell-out label
and everything, is the same reason the older brother gets in trouble when a younger sibling does something stupid. Just like the older brother is the
one that has to set the example for the younger ones, Metallica has set the bar in their genre of music.
[edit on 12-9-2008 by DarkHelmet]