'Why METALLICA Sucks' Contest Winners Announced

Jason Ferguson of OrlandoWeekly.com reports:

The results are in and boy does METALLICA suck. When we first announced our "Why METALLICA Sucks" contest, I was worried that nobody would respond and that my suspicions about this once great band falling into a pit of mediocrity would be unfounded. I also had somewhat grave trepidations about turning over a page in the paper to ranting ex-fans of METALLICA. But then I realized: I'm a ranting ex-fan of METALLICA myself, and now I know that there are plenty of others like me out there.

We received a good number of entries and almost all of them were from males between the ages of 25 and 30. In other words, the group of disaffected guys who relied upon "Hit the Lights" and "Battery" to cope with the agonies of high-school jocks. (Some writers were younger. One 18-year-old bemoaned the respect for METALLICA he "lost long ago." Would that be the respect the band earned when he was struggling through his difficult pre-school years?) It was that group of guys that attached most faithfully to METALLICA and their anti-authoritarian promise, and thus, that same group seems to feel the most betrayed by a sense that a once-unassailable bastion of integrity has bowed to greed and mediocrity. And betrayal can lead to some strong words.

Here's how it worked. The entries came in and the Weekly editorial staff scored each one. Those with the highest scores won. All entries are reprinted as received.

Read the entire article at OrlandoWeekly.com.

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