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The 1975's Matty Healy Calls Metallica the "Worst Band of All Time"

Pop-rock singer viscerally dislikes the metal titans, but does enjoy metalcore
Hetfield Metallica the 1975 split image , Matthew Baker/Getty Images
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Metallica have a new enemy in the mainstream. Matty Healy, frontman of the progressive pop-rock band The 1975, recently shared that he thinks metal's most prominent act are the "worst band of all time."

"I fucking hate Metallica," Healy, a notoriously mouthy Brit, recently told Pitchfork. "My worst band of all time."

Healy was being asked to share his thoughts on recent songs that saw a resurgence due to their inclusion in Stranger Things, one of them being Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," which he does like. The other being Metallica's "Master of Puppets," which he apparently has a viscerally negative reaction to.

Weirdly enough, Healy's hate isn't just because he dislikes all heavy music. In fact, he likes quite a few bands that are arguably way heavier and less accessible than Metallica.

As Metal Hammer points out, he told an interviewer in 2020 that while he never liked Metallica, he is a fan of heavy bands like Converge, Glassjaw, Poison The Well and Refused, the latter of which he called "my favorite heavy metal band of all time."

So the guy likes metalcore and post-hardcore, but can't hang with Metallica. Fair enough.