Oh Metallica – they’ve certainly had their ups and downs over the years. They really had a wonderful artistic run for the first 15 years of their existence. Master of Puppets, And Justice For All, Ride the Lightning, and The Black Album are all masterpieces in their own right.

Then of course they did St. Anger and that cringe worthy, narcissistic documentary “Some Kind of Monster” – which really scared off a lot of their original fan base. And don’t even get me started on Lulu (this album is worth looking up only for the comedic value it holds.)

But you know what? I still dig this band. They may be overrated, but they’re still cool in my book. I chalk up their musical disasters over the years as learning experiences. It shows that they’re a band that’s willing experiment and take chances.

But music isn't all Metallica's members are doing now a days. Frontman James Hetfield is now dabbling in acting, and will debut in the upcoming film about Ted Bundy titled "Extremely Wicked" in which James plays Officer Bob Hayward. It will premier at the Sundance Festival between January 24th and February 3rd.