METALLICA has been voted the most influential rock group of the last 30 years by the readers of the British magazine Kerrang!
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said: “it gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! magazine have voted METALLICA as the band that most changed their lives.
“I remember the first issue of the magazine in 1981. I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. I traveled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere.”
Lars also paid tribute to IRON MAIDEN, which came in at No. 3 on the list. He said: “IRON MAIDEN have been the blueprint for everything that we have ever wanted to do.”
The poll is included in the next issue of Kerrang! magazine, which celebrates 30 years since the magazine launched in June 1981.
The most influential rock groups of the last 30 years, as voted by the readers of Kerrang!:
02. GREEN DAY
03. IRON MAIDEN
05. MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
06. LINKIN PARK
07. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
08. BLINK 182
09. OZZY OSBOURNE
10. FOO FIGHTERS