He recently indicated they were his least favorite band of all time.
Why did he say that? He was asked in an interview back in August about viral music, namely songs given a second life thanks to inclusion in Netflix’s Stranger Things. Healy indicated that he likes Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill,” but he isn’t a fan of Metallica.
“I fucking hate Metallica,” the musician told Pitchfork. “My worst band of all time.”
Granted, he did say my worst band of all time, not the worst band of all time — perhaps to give himself some plausible deniability.
The 1975 just released their latest, Being Funny in a Foreign Language, earlier this month. It features the singles “Part of the Band,” “Happiness” and “All I Need to Hear.”
Earlier this year, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” was placed in Stranger Things 4 — it gave the metal band a boost of renewed popularity. (In the finale, the character Eddie Munson plays the song on guitar in a pivotal scene.) Subsequently, Metallica welcomed new fans before some discussed “canceling” the band.
Listen to The 1975’s latest below.
The 1975, “All I Need to Hear” (Music Video)
Metallica, “Master of Puppets” (Lyric Video)
11 Best ’90s Albums By Big ’80s Metal Bands
If the band released an album in the ’70s, they’re not eligible. Apologies to Judas Priest’s Painkiller. And all of death metal — they weren’t big bands quite yet at the end of the ’80s!