Originally Posted by Pyro™
You know this how? Show me an article where James or Lars or somebody said that they would never have formed a band if Motörhead never influenced them to such a degree.
One better, they say it here after a cover of 'We Are The Road Crew' which was recorded from Lemmy's 50th birthday party.
I know that they are probably only giving tribute to Motorhead, and that Metallica would probably still be around even if Motorhead didn't exist, perhaps they would sound slightly different, but still around all the same.