METALLICA INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME
I know we give Metallica a lot of shit around here, but somewhere along the way people assumed that we HATE Metallica. And that’s not the case – we just hate what Metallica have become. Once upon a time, they made three (or four or five, depending on your POV) of what are inarguably the greatest metal albums EVER, so even if they bit the big one sometime in the 90s, seeing them get some recognition for the gods they once were is never a bad thing (Unless it’s that MTV Icon thing. That was just bullshit.).
SO. Metallica have officially been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. This is a fairly meaningless honor in the grand scheme of things, but, still, it’ll be nice to see a metal band get some love from such a middle of the road institution. By my count, they’re the third metal band ever inducted – after Sabbath and Van Halen – but hopefully not the last.
The ceremony will take place on April 4 in Cleveland. I’m assuming it will be televised, as other recent induction ceremonies have been.
More to follow…