Haven't gone with any huge band names here, but I've always been curious about the origin of Metallica.
Back in the early 80's, drummer/co-founder Lars Ulrich's friend was starting a metal fanzine. The friend was debating between two names for the 'zine: "Metallica" and "Metal Mania". He asked Lars for his opinion, and Lars told him that he should definitely go with "Metal Mania", because secretly Mr. Ulrich wanted Metallica for his band (who at the time went by such esteemed names as Red Vette and Blitzer). Another theory is that a 'heavy metal bible' of sorts by the name of Encyclopedia Metallica was in every music and book store in 1981 London, where Lars also happened to be at the time. Hmm...
Well, over 110 million records sold, an entry into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, and a concert with the San Fran Symphony Orchestra later, they can still get as raw and loud as metal bands half their age. And there's almost no one else could make moths sound so kickass.
This almost makes one forget the Napster incident...
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