Asking Alexandria: 'Metallica Are Sh-t Now and They're Still the Biggest Band in the World'

"Today's bands suck, people are pussies," metallers explain.

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Rising metal stars Asking Alexandria have recently shared some honest thoughts about today's state of music, giving metal gods Metallica both major kudos and a bit of bashing.

Singer Danny Worsnop and guitarist Ben Bruce reached the subject while discussing Nirvana, dubbing them "genius," but also noting that very few heavy acts managed to survive the massive grunge wave in the '90s.

Singling out Guns N' Roses as one of such acts, as well as Bon Jovi ("but they were country," adds Danny), the duo focused on Metallica.

"They're a different breed, they're untouchable. They're sh-t now and they're still the biggest band in the world," Bruce told, just for Warsnop to sarcastically chip in, rolling his eyes, "Great drummer!"

Discussing their modern peers, the guys didn't hesitate to bash young acts, saying that it's bands who are causing the problem, not the radio. "People are saying, 'Radio's dying now, radio's useless,' but that's completely not true," Ben said.

"It's just the bands that, honestly, suck," Danny jumped in. "Everybody sounds exactly the same. They have this formula and they just all copy it and they all use it and write the same song and it sucks."

Asked about what's missing in rock these days, Bruce replied, "People are p-ssies now, no one's an alcoholic anymore." "I know, seriously, get a drug problem!" Worsnop added.

"It's an issue, that's why the music's lacking," Ben continued. "Yeah, the issue is the lack of issues," Danny said. "Who want's to listen to song about, 'Oh, we're middle class and stuff's all right, we got money, we ain't got a lot of it, but we're doing OK, we're not struggling, we're right there.' That's a song? F--k off!

"'I've got two kids and a wife and we've got a golden retriever and we live in the suburbs ... Rock n' roll! ... Now scream for me!' And everyone's like, 'No,'" the singer jokingly added.

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    "Everybody sounds exactly the same. They have this formula and they just all copy it and they all use it and write the same song and it sucks." hmm
    *chugs on my drop c guitar with some heavy palm muting* "BLAAARRRRGGGG RARRRHHH RARRR" *Breakdown*
    Darth Crow
    It DOES sound kind of ironic coming from them, doesn't it?
    My thoughts I saw them live for as a support band coming into it with an open mind willing to see if they were good. They weren't terrible but my thoughts after their set was, 'eh, thats really no different from any other typical new metal band these days'.
    I find dat ridonkulous.
    Kerry why does your riff in Implode sound a lot like Metallica's Damage Inc?
    BTW, Who the hell listens to radio nowadays any way. I would rather listen to Ghost (Who I will be seeing Live on may 10th) Witchcraft, Graveyard, Or Red Fang than anything on the radio or anything Asking Alexandria
    I was thinking the same thing. This coming from a band that sounds just like every other "POP Metal" band on the radio
    These lads are WAY off - April fools was almost a month ago. They best be trollin'. All I read in their interview was sheer IRONY .
    Well, if Metallica suck, then Asking Alexandria even swallow.
    And surely swallowing is preferred? Lets all try and re-write it: "If Metallica suck, then Asking Alexandria take a full load then spit it into your face"
    Yes. Because that has a better ring to it...
    I forgot how creative and revolutionary they are... I can't tell if they're kidding, or just retarded.
    If you notice in the interview, they can't even answer the questions posed properly. Amateurs!
    Nice Cap.
    I thought the two guys giving it to each other in the butt behind the music store the other day looked familiar...
    I think they're talking a lot of sense here. When was the last band that came along and absolutely changed everything? When was the last band that made headlines for all the wrong reasons? (not just racing their supercar down the block!) I saw an advert on youtube for a band Like A Storm. Well WTF has happened people??!!! This is possibly the best example of how lame rock/metal music has become.
    satyam 29
    Everyone can go FuCk off, but admit it, Metallica has inspired a lot of youth to come out and put up music out there, Even these guys must have been inspired by them at some point. One must not say wrong of someone who inspired you!!!!
    It's good that a band can inspire others into being musicians for sure.. What I hate is when you see so many bands that are just crap versions of bands already in existence.. This is what happens when the industry takes less risks and pumps all the money into only a few 'fail safe' bands. Things become stale and being unoriginal becomes the norm.
    link no1
    I would rather have bands that concentrate on making great music rather than concentrating on getting a vein to inject into. It's not the 60's anymore. Metal is a big part of popular music and bands don't really need to sell themselves with shock value anymore.
    It's not the bands' fault, it's the entire industry. There have been many bands that have come along that could have changed the world, but were limited by their contracts and were screwed backwards. The record companies want to pump out as much bullshit as they can - enough to hook the brain dead consumer - make a quick buck and then squeeze the ****ers dry. Pay the bands as little as possible, pay off the government agencies tied in with the label and find the next trend to replace. Most of the ****ers who listen to music LISTEN to it. They don't feel it, they just hear it. I agree completely that this world needs a ****ing musical revolution, but it's not going to happen when 80% of the pussies complaining and complying use computer keyboards as weapons.
    the problem is it's coming from dudes who, minus make up, look as feminine as the hair metal bands of the 80s.
    Does he wear it backwards so he can fit more cock in his mouth?