James Hetfield interview

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Saw this on instagram earlier, was always hoping someone would ask James and the boys about it. Pretty cool.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

That is such a great interview! He seems so proud and almost humbled by it.
We need to get him to do the Hokie yell

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

I guess by 8 years he means since Tech got them involved directly?

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

I thought it would be Ohio State in 2015 when they recorded the video for the runout which would only be 7 years ago which is the first season after I graduated... fuck has it been seven years? I don't want to think about that anymore, lalalalalala.

That's cool though!

VT and Lane Stadium were most certainly where I belonged, from after DSF until finishing my RS Year in '10.


VT '10--US Citizen; Virginian By Birth; Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus


Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I had a whole paragraph typed up on why it's not correct Latin, but then I found it's from Monty Python.

Such a great guy. His battle with addiction is an inspiration as well, hopefully he has another great 20 years of touring in him, need to see them a few more times...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"


Am I too late?

The Dude Abides

The crazy thing about Enter Sandman is that we didn't even start really using it as our main entrance song until the 2002 season. (it was used in 2001, but only a very short snippet at the end of the intro, whereas in 2002 it became the focal), only really vaulting to being 'a thing' before the 2003 Miami game, meaning the song was already 12 years old by the time it really caught on here. Its now 20 years past that time, and its already made headlines across the sports world in the first week of the season.

Imagine writing a song and seeing it still be this relevant 30 years later, having taken on a completely new role in a genre you couldn't have predicted when you wrote it.

"I have a PLAN. You just need to have a little goddamn faith, Whit. I just need. more. MONEY." - Justin van der Linde

I still listen to the first three Metallica albums regularly and those are over 35 years old at this point-that's what great music is: timeless. They broke my heart with "...And Justice For All" as I thought it sounded too tinnish-they lost their powerful, heavy sound that I loved. Enter Sandman is a great, great song though.

I wish we'd use samples of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" for our defense at important points in the game...I think UNC (of all programs) used the opening of that song for third downs, of course their defense sucked and it was pretty comical, but all the same it would be cool with our program with our links to the band.

I was thinking of this the other day listening to the Vick podcast when MV7 said he never came out to Sandman. I thought for sure it started my freshman year in '00 but nope. The original video that accompanied the song gave me such goosebumps that you just knew they were on to something huge. It has now taken on a life of its own.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

VT played it in 2000, but players didn't run out to it

That video is disgustingly 90s/early 2000s vibes

View from inside the press box when this video was unveiled

Been a few years since I've seen this video. Corny? Definitely. But damn the lightening at the beginning was a nice touch lol and kinda fitting seeing what game that would've been used for...

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

And the best VT uniforms EVER

Yep, they unveiled it for the BCA game at the beginning of the 2000 season versus GT. Of course, the lightning in the video was appropriate because the game was canceled due to rain/lightning. I still remember both teams were lined up for the kickoff, and then waved off the field. The clouds sort of came in behind us so we didn't see them coming. My crew couldn't get under the stands in time (before it was totally packed) so we stood out in the rain for what felt like 30-45 minutes before they ultimately called off the game. We exited the stadium by walking/wading behind the benches on the West side to a field exit on the south side of the stadium. It was worse than the hurricane game against aTm - probably because we were much better prepared.

I will never forget that event as long as I live.

I was at both, too.
Lightening cancellation sucked, was a bit scary with fans going everywhere (I did get to run out on the field in the commotion).
Texas a&m was flat fun. We got drenched and the Hokies won in a jam-packed stadium. I'm not sure it could have rained any harder....

Not /s whatsoever. We should play this video as our entrance to the Notre Dame game this year. Epic.

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

It did debut in 2000, but from what I remember it was either dramatically cut back in 2001 or not present at all in the intro. 2002 is when its current form pretty much began.

"I have a PLAN. You just need to have a little goddamn faith, Whit. I just need. more. MONEY." - Justin van der Linde

Wished he answered why their tour bus is always spotted at the Hotel Roanoke every game day! /s

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

I was trying to find something that had their reaction. thank you for posting!

Meanwhile, a live look at the VT fanbase waiting for Metallica to do a live Enter Sandman intro

Heard they have a reservation at The Hotel Roanoke on October 9th


edit: just realized this joke had already been made

I feel like all VTU needs to do is get Metallica on campus for a Sunday after the home football game or friday before and, oh look at that, they can play saturday for the game.

How hard could this possibly be?

When I was in school, they didn't have the budget for anyone like that. I can remember the head guy saying they had 250k for the year's entertainment. At the time, maroon 5 was getting big and one of their shows would wipe out that entire budget.

Why anyone would pay that for Maroon 5 I will never know.

Maroon 5 actually came to Tech in 2010 or so

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Well, this was in the 2004 timeframe. Maybe they became cheaper, or budgets went up.
When I went through there were two different entities with budgets for entertainment. VTUand something else I don't recall. Could be they finally eliminated the split budgets?