Remember right after Record Store Day we posted that funny local news clip of Metallica signing autographs and talking about the kids “textin'” and not going to record stores and shit? And that a number of your comments centered around the band being especially not-very-good at this point? Well, looks like Dave Grohl agrees. In fact, the Foo Fighter has penned James, Lars & Co. a cheeky fan letter. Fade to black.
Hey, it’s Dave! Remember me? Yeah, I’m the guy that’s been listening to your band faithfully since 1983. I bought your first album Kill ‘Em All from a mailorder catalogue called Under The Rainbow, I think. Actually I can’t remember. It was 1983 for Christsakes! But that album changed my life and I’ve been listening to your albums ever since (even St Anger!).
I can’t wait to hear the new shit, and no matter what you guys do I’ll always be first one at the shop waiting to hear it. I’m sure you’ll come out and blow everybody’s fuckin’ minds, because you’re fuckin’ METALLICA!
Good luck. And don’t release it until it’s kick-ass.
Yours, Dave Grohl.
P.S. Are you finished recording the drums yet?
Them’s foo fightin’ words. Now Metallica can hate two Daves. And, Lars, are you going to thrash him? At least he said he’d buy it, right?
UPDATE: OK, so this story is only half true. Dave explains on the Fooblog:
Just wanted to write a quick note to clear up this whole “Open letter to Metallica” fiasco……For the record, I never “wrote” anything to Metallica. I was asked by a journalist, at the end of a long interview (abut the Foo Fighters) to give a quick message to Metallica in the studio. So, I rattled that quote off the top of my head. No biggie, right? Somehow it became my “open letter” to the band, and now it’s been picked up by everyone from Blabbermouth to Rolling Stone (as if anyone really cares!). Now, it’s true that I’ve been a loyal fan of this band for 25 years, and I can’t wait to hear the new shit, but an “open letter” to the band?!!?? Nah. Not my style. I’d rather just text ‘em……
OK…….just needed to get that off my chest. Hope you guys are good. Thanks for coming out to the shows, they’ve been a blast. Only a few more before we crawl back into our cave and hibernate. It’s gonna be a loooooong winter…….
Understood, Dave. But for the record — we agree with you. Thanks for the tip, Risa.