What got me into classic metal: I was playing GTA Vice City and Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Twisted Sister, and Judas Priest are featured on the radio station VROCK. I was hooked. >>;
What classic metal I like: AC/DC, Alcatrazz, Twisted Sister, Tesla, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Megadeth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, David Lee Roth, Alice In Chains, Blue Oyster Cult, Motley Crue (does that count as metal?), Pantera, Van Halen...
...I think that's about it. Just a side note, I love the songs more than anything. I have almost every Iron Maiden CD and listen to their music constantly but I don't even know how many members there are in the band. Weird, eh? Just so you all know, in case something goes on later and I say something that makes me look incredibly stupid.