Sometimes it feels like superfans know more about their favorite things than the creators themselves, so Jimmy Kimmel put that to the test on Wednesday night when he pitted a Metallica superfan named Dave against the band members themselves in a battle of Metallica trivia. The stakes were a signed guitar from Metallica versus Dave’s own wallet (complete with punch cards).
Dave got out to a good lead, thanks to his fast button finger and knowledge of when Metallica got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2009), but eventually fell behind, thanks to Lars Ulrich’s self-knowledge and the fact that James Hetfield kept grabbing him from behind. Eventually, Metallica became the first celebrity contestant to ever win the trivia game. Dave seemed okay with it, though.
“This was the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said.
Watch the clip below.