Guns N’ Roses and Metallica are both bands formed in the 1980s and become very popular, actually one of the most popular bands in the music scene. Even though they have different styles and genres, from time to time we see bands and band members talking about each other. Today, we have that kind of case about these two bands. During his conversation with Classic Rock, Guns N‘ Roses Keyboardist Dizzy Reed talked about Metallica and Metallica’s debut album Kill ‘Em All.
About Metallica and their first album, Dizzy Reed said these words:
“I was out of high school, and I was starting to get into metal. ‘Kill ‘Em All’ was the fucking heaviest thing I’d ever heard at that point in time. And it still holds up. It still sounds heavy. Have I told the guys in Metallica what that record means to me? Nah, they can read it here. I don’t need to stroke their egos any more.”
Queen and Led Zeppelin
But this wasn’t the one and only band Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Dizzy Reed talked about. He also shared some comments on the famous British band Queen. About their 1977 album, he shared his opinions by saying “An amazing record”
“An amazing record. It just swept me up, man. It all began with the album cover, then ‘We Will Rock You,’ ‘We Are the Champions,’ the whole thing. It’s an adventure, man. It was everything that a rock record should be, and I wanted to go along on that adventure. I just wanted to go on that ride. My favorite member of Queen? I’d say Brian May, for sure.”
Dizzy Reed talked about one other English band. He talked about Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album Physical Graffiti. His opinion was “headphones record”. Here’s his whole speech:
“That was definitely a headphones record for me, after smoking a joint, late at night. I loved ‘Trampled Under Foot.’ And ‘Into the Light,’ that’s amazing. But just the entire thing, you know? There was a sense of, ‘What song shall I explore now?’ – and there were so many to choose from, going off in so many different directions. There’s a lot of John Paul Jones’s keyboard stuff on there that just changed the way I felt about everything. ‘Physical Graffiti’ had that mystique that Led Zeppelin invented. They were untouchable, they were amazing, and it all shone through on that record.”
And those were Led Zepellin Keyboardist Dizzy Reed’s opinions on some bands.