In a recent interview with AXS TV for the “At Home and Social Online” series, Alice Cooper talks about Metallica.
Cooper commented on Metallica’s 1984 song “Fade to Black”. When the song came out in 1984 Cooper noticed a change in rock music at the time
“All of a sudden, metal that was underground is now at the forefront — you know, bands like Iron Maiden and all these bands, and then here’s Metallica who are getting played on the radio who would not have ever gotten played in the ’70s.”
Cooper continued “I always looked at Metallica as being sort of the metal band,” He added their combination of talent, anger and great lilve performances made them the metal band worthy of praise.
“They spoke for a generation that before was a little bit afraid to say they were metal. Now these kids are going, ‘We want a little anger in our rock and roll. We don’t want it to be nice.’ That’s why they liked me — ’cause I wasn’t nice. Alice Cooper was a threat. And I think Metallica was a threat, but they were also making hit records.”
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