They’re a spunky rock star who put their boot into one of the biggest bands in the world, but that didn’t stop British band The 1975 frontman Matt Healy from calling Metallica “my worst band ever.” the temperature “.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork (opens in a new tab)Healy was asked if he was a Kate Bush fan (he was) or a fellow stranger things Metallica soundtrack, to which he replied, “I fucking hate Metallica. My worst band ever.
Healy didn’t explain what it was about James Hetfield and his teammates, but at least he’s consistent. In a 2020 podcast, he directed for The face (opens in a new tab)Healy said that while he was “always a huge metal fan”, he never liked Metallica.
Instead, he named Converge, Glassjaw Poison The Well and Swedish punk provocateurs Refused, whom he called “my favorite heavy metal band of all time”. He’s also confessed to being in the AFI fanclub, which certainly earns him some mid-2000s goth-punk points, if nothing else.
While The 1975 is a big deal these days, landing their sixth consecutive UK No. 1 with a recent album Being funny in a foreign language, they still have a long way to go before catching up with Metallica and its 125 million albums sold. James Hetfield has, unsurprisingly, not yet commented.