John Flitcraft said that Motley Crue is just one of hundreds of fake heavy-metal bands (Calendar Letters, Dec. 7).
Sorry, but no heavy-metal band is fake! They all have their own individuality. The look (hair, makeup, clothes) that metal performers show is a part of their individuality.
No metal looks the same. The way they look is an expression of themselves. People who don't understand metal music just categorize it and call it trash.
I'm not a total metaler, but I do enjoy it. Metalers are tired of being looked down on for how they look and what they listen to.
If you don't like it, don't listen to it and don't criticize it.