Metallica named most influential band

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 June 2011

This article is from 2011.

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Metallica have been voted the best rock group of the last 30 years in a poll by Kerrang! magazine

Metallica have been voted the best rock group of the last 30 years.

The 'All Nightmare Long' group topped the poll compiled by British magazine Kerrang! of the most influential groups of the last 30 years, beating My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Green Day and Foo Fighters.

Drummer Lars Ulrich said: "it gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! Magazine have voted Metallica as the band that most changed their lives. I remember the first issue of the magazine in 1981. I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. I travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."

Lars also paid tribute to 'Powerslave' group Iron Maiden, who came in at number three on the list, behind Green Day.

He said: "Iron Maiden have been the blueprint for everything that we have ever wanted to do."

Ozzy Osbourne is at number nine on the list with the magazine declaring: "That Ozzy is even alive today is enough to warrant his inclusion on the list, so herculean has his drug and alcohol intake been over the years."

Kerrang! 30 Rocks! bands, top ten:

1. Metallica

2. Green day

3. Iron Maiden

4. Slipknot

5. My Chemical Romance

6. Linkin Park

7. Bullet for my Valentine

8. Blink 182

9. Ozzy Osbourne

10. Foo Fighters

Metallica

Chart-topping metal behemoths on a world wide tour following the release of their latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 30 Oct

prices vary / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Sat 28 Oct

£50.55–£85.55 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 22 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

Tue 24 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

With Kvelertak.

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