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Metallica Named Most Influential Band

06/02/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Metallica are the most influential metal band of the past 30 years, according to readers of Kerrang magazine, which is celebrating three decades since its launch in June 1981.

The mag's fans returned a top ten which features Green Day at number two followed by Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Bullet for my Valentine, Blink 182, Ozzy Osbourne and Foo Fighters.

"It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling that readers have voted us as the band that most changed their lives," Metallica drummer and mainman Lars Ulrich tells the publication. "I remember the first issue of Kerrang in 1981. I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. I travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."

Iron Maiden have quite a different opinion about who is the best

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