Hail, Metallica!: “For over half a century rock ‘n’ roll music has acted as a kind of umbrella under which the noblest elements of society have gathered. Today, the very word “rock” is a synonym for everything that’s most decent, honorable and moderate in Western society. The model behavior of both its stars and fans is eclipsed only by the probity and rectitude of the men and women at the business end — that corps of managers, accountants and recording companies whose transparent honesty and compassion have made the industry such a pleasant environment for musicians to work in.”