On the site antimusic.com, Dave Grohl wrote an open letter to Metallica:
Dear Metallica, Hey, it’s Dave! Remember me? Yeah, I’m the guy that’s been listening to your band faithfully since 1983. I bought your first album ‘Kill ‘Em All’ from a mailorder catalogue called Under The Rainbow, I think. Actually I can’t remember. It was 1983 for Christsakes! But that album changed my life and I’ve been listening to your albums ever since (even ‘St Anger’!).
I can’t wait to hear the new sh*t, and no matter what you guys do I’ll always be first one at the shop waiting to hear it. I’m sure you’ll come out and blow everybody’s f**kin’ minds, because you’re f**kin’ METALLICA!
Good luck. And don’t release it until it’s kick-ass.
Yours, Dave Grohl.
P.S. Are you finished recording the drums yet?
My interpretation: Metallica used to rock. St. Anger sucked. If at any point you realize the product is going to (again) stain your legacy with another disaster, don’t release it. PS–Lars used to rock. Now he sucks. Call me.
(none of this is groundbreaking. Spanky said it long ago)
I hope I’m not helping publicize a scam.