I feel like I need to clear something up. You see, I’ve been kinda hard on Metallica
here. I called them “average joe schmoes” in my article
about how the Internet stole the mystery of musicians and I ripped Lulu
apart in my review
. It’s probably safe to say that were one to look solely at my articles about Metallica
, you’d think I hated, or at the least didn’t think much of the band.
But this couldn’t be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, I love Metallica. They’re the band that got me into metal. Nothing Else Matters is the song that inspired me to learn the guitar and is a song I teach to each of my students. Until It Sleeps is still one of my all time favorite music videos. Simply put, I respect the hell out of these guys and rock out to their music all the time.
So why am I bringing this up? After all, I’m not here to just profess my admiration for Metallica. I can do that via Twitter, right? Well, the problem that I see is what I like to call the “entitled fan”. Need an explanation? Well, I shan’t leave my dear readers hanging!