Metworld Steve

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My Signed Arm - I met the band in 2003 and got them to sign my arm which i had tattooed a couple of days later :D

If you are wondering who the person is behind this website then now you know. This section really is to show that this is just a fan site done by one person who just loves to waste time on anything Metallica! I have been a Metallica fan since 1993. I listen to Metallica Virtually every day. I have seen Metallica live forty three times in seven countries and was lucky enough to have have met the whole band at a meet and greet in Germany at the Rock Am Ring festival in 2003. I met Metallica at the meet and greet at Rock Am Ring festival in Germany 8/June/2003. I got James to draw a “new style” scary guy he also signed below the scary guy. Lars and Rob put their signatures on my arm also and two days later I got it tattooed in!

Why did I design this website? I had a look at the sites that were around and there were a few good ones and a lot of bad ones, so I thought about everything I would want from a Metallica website and that’s how it started. I put the structure together about a year before I even started adding any content to it. Then one day in about October 2002 I started adding the content (the hard part) and have worked on it in my spare time since then. In reality this website is not all that original but how original can you make it? Everything has been done before, but my aim is to provide an easy to navigate website that people can get all the information they want from. In reality it just feeds my hunger for all things Metallica and when I am doing something Metallica related I’m happy.

A few years on and the website seems to be extremely popular which is fantastic. Its really good to get feedback on what you spend your life creating. I have met a lot of good friends through the creation this website and it has taken me on a few good journeys! I now run a local chapter of the Metallica fan club “Metworld” which you can find the links for on the left hand navigation bar. Its been a great few years and I want to thank everyone that has submitted info/photos for any of the fan sections and all the people that email with praise for the site. Without people to view the site it would not exist so thanks again. Email

My Meet and Greet with Metallica

I was very lucky in managing to win a meet and greet pass through the Metclub for the Rock Am Ring show in Germany. When I got to the gig, me and Pete (see Metworld crew pics) went to the Metclub stand to find out the procedure for the meet and greet. We were told the time to meet at the stand was 6.00 pm. The rest of the day went very slowly as I waited to meet the boys. At 4.00 pm I started waiting at the Metclub stand where we were given backstage passes and the stick-on meet and greet pass. By this point it was raining pretty hard so I was standing with my hand over this now wet stick on pass afraid I would lose it!! When the time came to walk down to the backstage area both me and Pete were shaking, either because we were excited or because we were very cold and wet (probably the former!). After waiting at various points we were taken into the Metallica area and told to form a line. At this time we did not know how many of the band members, or if any, would come out. James was the first member of the band to come out. He worked his way down the line taking time to talk, sign and pose for photos. When my time came James came over, shook my hand and asked my name. He then spoke to me using my name, signed everything I asked him to and posed for photos. I then asked him to draw a scary guy on my arm which he did, asking “are you going to get it inked in?” which I was, so he then joked about tattooing me himself. He asked for a new pen, then drew the new graffiti style scary guy on my arm and signed it underneath. James had a lot of time for all of us and it was a pleasure meeting him – he seemed very at ease and down to earth. The next person out would be Lars. Lars took his time going through the people talking, joking and bouncing about. When he came to me, again he asked my name and called me by it. He spent some time joking about me buying the first copy of St Anger because it was sold in the UK. This joke carried onto Pete, who is also from the UK, as we stood together in the line. Lars signed everything for me including my arm and, for my friend Ed, a copy of St Anger writing “keep drumming Lars 2003″, as he is a drummer (this made his day!). Kirk came out next but by this time I think the band were pushed for time as he seemed to move down the line quicker (we are not complaining though). He had time to pose for a photo and sign all the stuff. Kirk is not one for signing skin so when asked he politely turned down the offer which was fine with me and quite understandable. Rob came out last and that meant we had met the whole band. We all felt very privileged. Rob posed for loads of photos and signed all my stuff including my arm, on which he did a large and flamboyant signature which really finishes the design off and allows it to be visible just below a t-shirt – thanks Rob. After Rob had finished with the last person, we were taken back to the first barrier area so we had access to the front area for the show – this was really great as we could not have got to the first barrier otherwise. I met up a couple of minutes later with my mates who had been waiting all day down at the front and slipped between them onto the barrier. So, I managed to get to the meet and greet and to see the whole show from the front row. It really could not have been any better. MTV were filming the show and Olly, Ed and myself managed to get ourselves all over the footage! Some of this was used in the documentary Some Kind Of Monster. I managed to get a pic James had played with which really rounded off a fantastic day.

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Meeting James Hetfield from Metallica!!


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Meeting Lars Ulrich!!


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Meeting Kirk Hammett from Metallica!!

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Meeting Robert Trujillo from Metallica!!

Metallica Gigs Attended

Metallica – Escape from the Studio, Donington Park, England, 26/08/95
Metallica – Birmingham N.E.C. Birmingham, England, 5/10/96
Metallica – Manchester Nynex Arena, Mancheaster, England, 15/10/96
Metallica – Reading Festival, Reading, England, 24/08/97
Metallica – The Point, Dublin, Ireland, 05/07/99
Metallica – Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France, 07/07/99
Metallica – The Big Day Out, Milton Keynes Bowl, England, 10/07/99
Metallica – S&M, Velodrom, Berlin, Germany 19/11/1999
Metallica – Secret Show, Download Festival, Donington Park, England, 01/06/03
Metallica – Rock Am Ring Festival, Nürburg, Germany, 08/06/03
Metallica – R.D.S. Showground, Dublin, Ireland, 20/08/03
Metallica – Leeds Festival, Leeds, England, 22/08/03
Metallica – Reading Festival, Reading, England, 24/08/03
Metallica – Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France, 09/12/03
Metallica – Earls Court, London, England, 19/12/03
Metallica – Earls Court, London, England, 20/12/03
Metallica – Download Festival, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland, 02/06/04
Metallica – Download Festival, Donington Park, England, 06/06/04
Metallica – Ajax arena, Amsterdam, Holland, 21/06/04
Metallica – Parc des Princes, Paris, France, 23/06/04
Metallica – R.D.S. Showground, Dublin, 25/06/04
Metallica – Rock Am Ring Festival, Nürburg, Germany, 03/06/06
Metallica – Download Festival, Donington Park, England, 10/06/06
Metallica – Download Ireland, RDS Showground, Dublin, 11/06/06
Metallica – BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain 29/06/2007
Metallica – Live Earth, Wembley Stadium, London, England 07/07/07
Metallica – Wembley Stadium, London, England 08/07/07
Metallica – Rock Am Ring Festival, Nürburg, Germany 07/06/2008
Metallica – Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland 20/08/2008
Metallica – Leeds Festival, Leeds, England 22/08/2008
Metallica – Reading Festival, Reading, England 24/08/2008
Metallica – Death Magnetic Launch Party, O2 Arena, London, England 15/09/2008
Metallica – Trent FM Arena Nottingham, Nottingham, England 25/02/2009
Metallica – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England 26/02/2009
Metallica – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England 28/02/2009
Metallica – O2 Arena, London, England 02/03/2009
Metallica – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England 03/03/2009
Metallica – LG Arena, Birmingham, England 25/03/2009
Metallica – S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland 26/03/2009
Metallica – O2 Arena, London, England 28/03/2009
Metallica – Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France 01/04/2009
Metallica – Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France 02/04/2009
Metallica – Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth, England 02/08/2009
Metallica – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway 13/04/2010
Metallica – Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland 11/05/2010
Metallica – Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland 11/05/2010

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