Diehard METALLICA Fan From Australia Wins Contest To Interview His Favorite Band

According to The West Australian, a die-hard METALLICA fan from Perth, Australia named Lee Rekman was chosen from eight finalists in a competition run by MySpace to interview two members of his favorite band at their November 10 concert in Sydney.

Rekman posted a video to the "Get Close Australia" page on the social networking web site three weeks ago documenting why he is METALLICA's biggest fan.

"I've been a fan of METALLICA for over 20 years and I just said what they've done for me, how they've inspired me to be all I can be. I learnt to play guitar and base guitar because of these guys," he told The West Australian.

Rekman won the all-expenses-paid trip to Sydney to interview drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo backstage at Sydney's Acer Arena before the band's performance.

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"It was such a crazy day," he said. "I was sort of panicking about what I was going to ask, I had everything written down but it just ended up being a general chat. Everything flowed, there was no awkwardness."

Read more from The West Australian.

A 10-minute video clip documenting Rekman's experience can be viewed below.

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