…until rushonrock hits the Leeds Festival beat – assuming the great British summer doesn’t serve up a complete washout.

And the best news for all fans of thrash metal waking up this morning is that Sweden now allows parents to call their kids Metallica!

It’s not the worst idea in the world. Just think of all the T-shirts that would come ready made with the name of your little nipper plastered across front and back. He/she would never get lost and, more importantly, never get any trouble from anyone.

And I’d rather call my kid Metallica than Anthrax, Slayer or Venom. But if it’s a bit too edgy for all you religious types then there’s always the fallback of Testament (Old or New). Of course you’ll have to move to Sweden….