I may have written on this topic back in the early days of my blog. Still it's likely not many people were reading it then and I remember virtually nothing of what I put into that post. So it must be time to approach this topic again. If you were real into metal back between say 1984 and 1990 then there was half a chance that you may have bought some of those little round metal band buttons to stick on your denim jacket. They used to sell them at record stores (some still do) and I even bought some at gas stations and Ames (kind of like a K -mart). Normally they were just a dollar back in the day so that was a small commitment to make. I personally owned quite a few at one time. In recent years I even went back and bought some here and there on eBay when I could get them cheap. I actually have a shoebox full of them and a separate small box filled with just Roth-era Van Halen buttons. Obviously Van Halen are the band that I have the most buttons of. After that I would say that Twisted Sister, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest are other bands that I have quite a few buttons of. Will I ever put these buttons to good use? Not unless you count laying them out and gazing at them from time to time as a good use. Still I like them and will one day pass them on to my kids. Or I may just be buried in a denim jacket and have all of these buttons on it. I know, that's a fairly grim picture except of course for the part about the cool buttons. That being said I still have a denim jacket that I wear from time to time and yes, it does have a few metal band buttons on it.