Hard rockers Metallica have a shock coming - they're like an early version of Westlife, according to boyband member Kian Egan.

Egan reckons his Irish fivesome had much in common with the ENTER SANDMAN metal gods - at least in their early days.

He says, "I see a lot of similarities between Metallica and us.

"I've watched videos of them and they remind me of what we used to be like."

08/09/2003 02:47