Matt Tuck recently gave an interview to Guitar Magazine and spoke about who inspired him in the rock and roll world and encouraged him to become a musician.

The frontman Matt Tuck stepped into the rock and roll scene in 1998 when he joined Bullet For My Valentine. When the band was first formed, they were called Jeff Killed John and covered Metallica and Nirvana’s songs. After starting to create their own music, they decided to change their name and have remained Bullet For My Valentine ever since.

Considering Gene Simmons’ claim that ‘Rock is Dead,’ Bullet For My Valentine is also considered a new nu-metal band in the scene, and their success proves his words wrong. Their debut album, ‘The Poison,’ released in 2006, is debuted in US Billboard as No. 128 out of 200.

As it is apparent from the songs they covered at the beginning of their career, the band was highly influenced and inspired by Metallica and Nirvana. The frontman was obsessed specifically with Metallica, and in his recent interview, he revealed that after hearing their iconic song ‘Enter Sandman,’ he decided to start his own musical journey.

Here is how Tuck’s Metallica obsession and ‘Enter Sandman’ started his musical journey:

“There was literally one thing that started it all. I always grew up listening to music. My dad wasn’t a musician, but he was a music fan. And his taste was rock and kind of more singer-songwriter stuff. So I grew up listening to with no choice of my own; it was just always on in the living room, just playing in the background like, Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac. So I grew up just having this thing implanted in my head even before I knew it.

And then one day I was watching TV. MTV was on, and ‘Enter Sandman’ came on, and that was it. I was just hooked. I don’t know what it was — it was something about the sound, it was something about the visuals of the video and how cool James looked. It just looked badass, and I was, like, ‘Damn. This is it.’ And then that was it. I was hooked, man. And I just went on this musical journey.”

The Bullet For My Valentine vocalist also said that before listening to Metallica, he grew up listening to several rock musicians and bands, like Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac. However, after listening to Metallica, he decided actually start working his own music career.