Crimson Rocker Sammy Hagar says Metallica owe him $200 after he appropriately predicted they have been about to hit the massive time.
Hagar was fronting Van Halen on the 1988 Monsters of Rock tour, which additionally featured Metallica who have been performing simply months earlier than they launched fourth album …And Justice for All.
Watching as Metallica “crushed it each evening”, Hagar knew they have been about to blow up. It appears the thrash icons weren’t but so positive themselves, as all of them took Hagar up on his $100 wager that their subsequent document would go platinum.
Positive sufficient, …And Justice for All was licensed platinum simply 9 weeks after its launch in September 1988.
In an Instagram publish, Hagar shares a photograph from the Monsters of Rock press convention and jokes that he is nonetheless owed $100 by Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Jason Newsted, who was their bass participant on the time.
Hagar says: “Metallica hadn’t broke but with Enter Sandman, however they crushed it each evening, put a giant damage on Dokken, who needed to comply with them, ouch!
“I wager the members of Metallica $100 every that on the finish of this tour their subsequent document would go platinum. Up to now Lars and Kirk are the one ones that paid up. Ha ha.”
A Traditional Rock article referred to as Monsters Of Rock US 1988: The Making Of Metallica describes how Metallica, who have been low down the invoice, rapidly caught the creativeness of pageant goers.
It reads: As Metallica’s repute rapidly escalated, so the crowds got here earlier and earlier, till very quickly there have been 40-50,000 individuals inside at 3 o’clock within the afternoon, prepared to listen to them lay sonic waste to whoever was in the best way.”