In a new interview with Q Magazine, Metallica were asked on how they felt about Justin Bieber covering their classic 1984 hit “Fade to Black”. The video, which has since been deleted, featured the Biebs singing and playing air guitar from the song.
Frontman James Hetfield said the following:
“Are we Beliebers? Yes
Drummer Lars Ulrich also chimed in on Bieber:
Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid’s really talented and obviously to go through what he’s going through at that early age must be a mindfuck. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he’s super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes ‘One’, and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go.”
Lastly bassist Robert Truijillo had this to say:
“As long as he stays out of trouble, I’ll be a Belieber.”