James Hetfield responded to Justin Bieber wearing Metallica t-shirts in a new New York Post interview.
“I remember when that whole Justin Bieber wearing a Metallica t-shirt went viral, I thought, ‘So what?’
“This is America, you can wear whatever the fuck you want. If he doesn’t know the history of the band or whatever, it’s fine.
“I wear lots of stuff and I have no idea of the history, I just like the logo.
“People try to shock me sometimes and they’ll say, ‘My grandma headbangs to your music – and she’s 120!’, or, ‘I named my baby after you.’
“I’m like, ‘OK, cool.’ I’m not surprised that anyone likes Metallica. Everyone is welcome here. From cradle to grave, we’ve got you covered!”
He also discussed Lars Ulrich’s pancakes.
“The Danish chalk-cakes are what I call them. He puts some kind of yogurt in there that’s really chalky. They don’t taste horrible, but I don’t know how you could eat them all the time.
“Lars has expanded a little now – he is a total foodie. He thinks chefs are the new rock stars. I’ll eat pretty much anything in moderation, which is not a word that has been uttered a lot in the Metallica world.”