As a member of the "Big 4" of thrash, Metallica go way back with Anthrax. When we interviewed the former band's drummer Lars Ulrich for our massive oral history of the four pioneering groups, their intertwined histories and their momentous shows together in 2010 and 2011, we had to ask him to pick his favorite song by the latter. Not surprisingly, he couldn't just pick one. See his selections and comments below.
There's so many. I don't know, the cover they did of "Antisocial" [off 1988's State of Euphoria] by [French rock band] Trust is obviously great. "Got the Time," [off 1990's Persistence of Time] which is a cover originally by [English new-wave artist] Joe Jackson, was awesome. "Only," which they did on the first John Bush record [1993's Sound of White Noise], was great. There's tons of them, so I don't even know where to start. Fuck. I was up in the mountains the other day, skiing somewhere, and Public Enemy came and played, so I went down and saw them. They played "Bring the Noise," [which Public Enemy re-recorded with Anthrax in 1991] which is cool to hear.