One always wonders what the real bands think of other musicians getting up on stage and paying "tribute" by doing note by note and often move for move reenactments of entire shows. Metallica, at least, decided to say, "HELL YES!".
Last weekend, Metallica tribute band Blistered Earth played a show in Portland, Oregon. After their show, their van was broken into, and all their gear stolen. The band posted a list of everything lost on Twitter and their Facebook page:
Hearing of the theft, the real Metallica, reached out and replaced the tribute band's gear. And they did so without a the usual fanfare and Instagram photo opp. But Blistered Earth posted this thank-you.