Thursday, April 16, 2015

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: " I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die"

Metallica will celebrate Record Store Day this month with the release of a duplicate of the band's 1982 cassette demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". The limited edition cassette will be available exclusively in independent record stores on April 18.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, official 2015 ambassador for Record Store Day, said: "I hear that Metallica is releasing their first demo tape, on cassette, and that is fucking rad! I bought the first Metallica album on cassette from a mail order catalog in 1983. I had never heard of them. I didn't know anything about them other than they had a cool name, and the description said 'thrash metal.' I didn't even know what that meant."

He continued: "I had listened to tons of punk rock music, and I loved Motorhead, but thrash metal? That sounded scary and cool. So I sent them my $6 or $7 and a couple weeks later I get this tape in the mail. It was 'Kill 'Em All' and it blew my fucking mind. I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die because of that experience. It was like someone had sent me the Holy Grail. I was like, 'Ahhh! This is so killer!' So when I heard they were releasing their first demo, I thought, 'Kick-ass! And it's on a cassette, too!' That's going to be a lot of fun."

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