Marianne Faithfull was Mick Jagger’s ex-girlfriend from 1966 to 1970 when her relationship with the lead vocalist of the Rolling Stones was highly publicized.
For the Classic Rock magazine, Faithfull shared a number of stories about different celebrities. One of them includes her saying that she would have dated Jimi Hendrix if she wasn’t with Mick Jagger.
Faithfull also talked about Metallica members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, describing how she met them.
The ’60s debutant revealed that when she was residing in Ireland, she got a call from Metallica’s Lars, asking her to do a song for them.
Faithfull said she was aware of who Metallica were, but she never thought they’d ask her to work with them. She didn’t even believe it at first, but the band was “really serious”. James and Lars flew over to Dublin in a private plane and the three met in a car to go to the studio.
Faithfull said that Metallica wanted her to be the “wounded woman” but she wasn’t as wounded as everybody thought. The band was able to take it all in their stride. She also added a wholesome tidbit about their meetings, which includes Keith Richards’ ex-girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg. One night Faithfull brought Anita Pallenberg to a restaurant and the two entertained the band with stories all night.
Faithfull concluded by saying that they’re still very good friends. She would feature on Metallica’s “The Memory Remains” and provide backing vocals.