I have had a personal vendetta against Metallica since Load was released. It won't ever change. They could write the most amazing album ever written and I'll badmouth them. They are a disgrace to metal and that is all there is to say about it. I don't get why you mention bands like Maiden, Slayer and Pantera that never turned their backs or those that MADE them who they are for a quick buck.
Balls to Metallica. I still own the original four records and still love them but I hate the band. I don't ever claim to hate anything. Just Metallica. **** Metallica.
You're actually missing the point of what music is. You need a good cleanse.
I love the RF line-up, hate every thing about it though, not going.
I love the Rockfest lineup, but you know what's funny? Henry Rollins and Black Flag on the same poster. Also, Danzig w/ Doyle and The Misfits. If they're playing on the same day, the backstage area should be interesting.
Can't say I like much of anything on that rockfest. Guess I wouldn't mind seeing cradle live, or weezer if they played some older stuff. A resounding 'meh' from me.
And a bonus 'lol!' at motley crue even being a thing.
As for metallica pre and post load... I went into a listing of their discographies in an attempt to find enough good songs to dispel the theory that they completely 'fell off'. Came up almost empty handed.
I'm not even that big a metallica fan, I just couldn't believe that they'd go from being that great to that bad all of a sudden.
Only one song I listen to from each of load/reload, and one I'm not even particularly fond of to begin with. King Nothing and unforgiven II. Love all the unforgiven songs.
That whole lake of piss at rockfest was pretty overblown... it was one of the best festivals I have ever been to. I went to 12 music festivals in 2013, just to give you an idea how often I see live music.