Slash, Jimmy Page, Slayer’s Kerry King + More Offer Video Tributes to Metallica on 30th Anniversary
If you missed Metallica‘s quartet of 30th anniversary shows last week, the band is sharing bits and pieces from the extravaganza with fans. In addition to releasing the ‘Beyond Magnetic‘ EP, featuring songs from the ‘Death Magnetic’ sessions that were performed live last week, the band has posted the testimonials played during the shows on their website.
Everyone from legends like Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and Slayer axe-man Kerry King to cartoon characters Beavis and Butthead offered their video tribute to the band to help celebrate ‘Tallica’s 30th anniversary of thrashing, headbanging and rocking!
Beavis and Butthead wished the band a happy anniversary in a death metal voice, since as Butthead so astutely pointed out, “They are Metallica, not an old couple.”
Slash was in the studio in front of a console, saying he first saw the band in 1986! Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler said, “Being in a band is like being in a mousetrap. Everyone wants to get in, everyone wants to get out.” Um, okay! That was a typical Tyler quote – full of meaning that sometimes only he comprehends.
Kid Rock joked, “I don’t think I could even be married that long” in reference to 30 years of togetherness! He then thanked them for the good times.
Motorhead‘s Lemmy, in his thick British accent, talked about tattoos, drinking and playing a birthday party. He also requested that Metallica “give us another 20 years.”
Jimmy Page thanked the band for making the best rock around and that he’d see ’em in London. Slayer’s Kerry Kings sent his regrets and wished he could be there, but couldn’t, as well.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers thanked the band for “bringing the thunder to the people, touching hearts and brains.”
Clearly, rockers of all shapes, sizes and generations love Metallica!