Interrogators are using the band's tracks, including ENTER SANDMAN, in the hope of extracting information about weapons of mass destruction - something which has angered the Dane.
He says, "I feel horrible about this. No-one in Iraq has ever done anything to hurt me and I don't understand why we have to be implicated in that bulls***.
"What about firing up some Venom of some of those Norwegian death metal bands? The problem with that is then it wouldn't be a soundbite. Sometimes Metallica become the token heavy metal band that you can talk about.
"Someone asked me yesterday what I was going to do about it. What am I supposed to do about it - get George Bush on the phone and tell him to get his generals to play some Venom?"05/06/2003 17:15