In an open letter to Metallica, via the Blabbermouth website, lead Foo Fighter and drummer to the stars Dave Grohl exhorts the legendary metal quartet to hold back on releasing their next album until it is "kick-ass". Grohl apparently likes dishing out advice he himself doesn't adhere to, judging by the last couple of Foo Fighters albums. Anyway...
"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 mail order 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 shit, 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 fuckin' minds, because you're fuckin' 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?'"
Metallica will release the new album in the fall.