"Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire, ooh!" OK, so this demand seems a little outdated given all of the discussions surrounding CO2, climate protection and electromobility. Loud engines with a lot of horsepower under the hood, and an obsession with high speeds – these are passions that people are no longer so willing to admit to in public.
Metallica presumably could not have cared less in 1997. They were probably equally untroubled by the fact that their "Load" and "Reload" discs shocked a lot of their fans in the 1990s, and they lost quite a few of them who were not enthusiastic about their switch from the thrash and heavy metal of their first five records to more mature, country and blues-infused rock. But never mind – today the group fronted by James Hetfield have long returned to their metal roots, are more successful than ever in their late fifties, and are considered the most successful live band of all time with more than 22 million tickets sold, uniting the generations.