HA! I was playing in my schools annual battle of the bands just a couple of hours ago (mostly consisting of morons who are wanking around on their instruments just to show that they can-- including a minute long slap solo by a guy who barely knew his way around a bass)... BUT... the funny part to this post is: Have any of you seen MTV Icon: Metallica.. where Avril Lavigne does an embarassing cover of fuel? Well.. Some band, with a chick as lead singer... played stuff like no doubt, a couple of their originals... and ended with... and this is a verbatim quote "Our last song is a killer from everyones favourite rock chick... this is Fuel by Avril Lavigne" What the ... not to mention it was one of the worst covers I've ever heard.... So when we got up there... we decided not to follow the 2 originals, 2 covers format... and just played 4 Metallica songs... Fade to Black Wherever I May Roam Unforgiven Orion (woo bass solo) We were going to play Fuel... but changed it to Unforgiven, and said to the audience.. "We'll damn, we were gonna cover Fuel too... but we dont wanna be seen playing Avril Lavigne's songs now do we?" Needless to say, we got disqualified for not following the rules. But we got to finish our whole set, and I nailed the bass solo in Orion... I got to play through a HUUUGE Trace Elliot amp that the school owns, that absolutely shook the hall. And it was blatantly obvious that a bass player was manning the mixing board because I had such an awesome tone, like ive never had before, and I was way up in the mix too... Awesome fun, thats what we were in it for... Final twist... guess who won? The band that covered Avril Lavigne's Fuel... Rocking out... thats what its all about!