- The song "Rebel of Babylon" from Beyond Magnetic is a touching (yet still bonecrunching) tribute to Layne Staley
- A ninety year old fan wrote to Metallica wanting to meet her favorite band. They immediately visited the elderly fan in her nursing home as soon as they found out.
- When Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Metallica, who was so inspired by the band, they played a cover of "Iron Man" and when finished James tells it simply. "Thank you, Black Sabbath! We love you!"