Metallica Praise Justin Bieber

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.”


  • Kirill

    MetaliPOPa……I remember back in 1996 I asked my friend (who was very much into metal genre) if he listened to Metallica’s Load, to which he answered: “I dont listen to pop”

    • Monocorn

      Get new friends.

  • Lars’ Drumstick

    Holy shit, sounds to me like there’s gonna be a collaboration record coming pretty soon. It’ll probably be better than Load (of shit). If they post so much shit about Metallica what about Megadeth I would be interested what Mustaine thinks of Bieber.

  • Boom

    Boom would like to beat the fuck out of the Beiber. Spoiled little bitch embarrass his country and their President. Little cunt.
    Boom out!!

    Metallica get no airtime post ‘Justice’. Post ‘Justice’ is shit. Pure shit.

    Except for the ‘Sandman’ because of the Rivera Pitcher best.

    • Acie D

      Cunt is a good word reserved for females, please dont down grade it, to idiots…. little yes, cunt NO.

      • GJ

        That’s way out of line on any level.

  • GenXLady

    Sounds to me like all they are really doing is being respectful publically to another entertainer.

    Why talk crap about other musicians when you are in a high profile band? It just makes people who do that and do a lot of ragging on others a lot look like pretentious assholes. Unless there is something personal there, what’s the point?

  • Rambo

    “Metallica Praises Bieber.”
    “Perry Ferrell Praises Kim Kardashian”
    “Courtney Love Sues Another Ex-Lawyer”
    These stories have NOTHING TO DO WITH ALTERNITIVE MUSIC! This site has become TMZ and has totally jumped the shark!

    • J

      Completely agree!!!! This site has become a fucking shit of gossip short of MTV or TMZ… REST IN PEACE OLD GRUNGE REPORT…

    • Boom

      Boom say this. Option 1 is go away and don’t come back if you hate it so much here. Many other places to go find the music reports a lot of information out in the librarys and places that have music. The young Brett do good job but not like he only music report resource.

      Option 2 is no read music report you no like and no comment. Fact is you like this place and it make you feel famous or joy to comment and bitch and complain about this place.

      Math adds up this way. Go away or stay and no read and comment on music reports. This way ‘You’ the fucking complainers are happy.

      Boom out!! You fucking idiot whiners. You have power to no come here and bitch. It your choice

      • StarChile

        Option 3 is someone who doesn’t refer to themself in the third person can make a comment about the devolution of a site into a craprag. Option 4 is if you don’t like such comments, don’t re-comment, go back to your playpen. Option 6 is learn to both read and speak a language in complete sentences. This way, both us, and you – the self-masturbatory inanimate object who complains about complaints – are happy.

        StarChile out!! You fucking idiot, whining about whiners. You don’t have intelligence to appreciate own unconscious irony. It not your choice as you seem to been dropped on head as baby and talk like Bam Bam from Flintstones.

        All my love and kisses. x x x StarChile

  • Aussie17

    Hardly a news. They make about the same stuff aiming at the same age target.

  • Big M

    Whatever. Metallica haven’t released a good record in decades.

  • GJ

    Metallica, GUYS!

    did you ever spit on your fans?

    pretty crap way to show appreciation. This is one band wagon you really do not need to be on.

    I wonder what Lemmy would say?

  • Sergio Sempiternus

    “playing air guitar”