So true! I dont know how some of you guys can remember the specifics. I know it began with Kiss, then I was lead away to pop. I recall being drawn back to metal through bands like Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Ozzy/Dio and their other band, lol. Thrash metal followed soon after along with too much drinking & headbanging as suggested by Tankard and Metallica's Alcoholica phase.