On hearing the news, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, was quoted by the magazine as saying , “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 travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."
Metallica has had a strong fan-base who have supported them right from the beginning. Loyal fans was in fact one of the main reasons behind the band's success.
Thrash Metal pioneers Metallica have been voted as the most influential band of the past 30 years in a survey conducted by British magazine Kerrang, leaving bands like Green Day, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Blink 182 behind.