Metallica’s Reaction To Rap & EDM Is Surprising


Metallica frontman James Hetfield discussed hip hop and electronica music in a new interview with La Tercera, as transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar:

“It’s not something that I enjoy, but when I see my children or other people enjoying it, that’s all that matters, really.

“Someone is being moved by music and if I don’t like it, it doesn’t matter. I like seeing people enjoy music. That’s even more important than the music itself.”

The frontman was then asked about parents taking children to Metallica shows these days, replying:

“I would never have gone to a show with my father or mother. We’d just be, ‘Ahhh, I’m embarrassed!’ But nowadays, there’s no worry that you’re being seen with your father – it’s more of a bonding moment.”

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich discussed the band being called ‘money hungry’ in a new Sonar FM interview (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):

“After all the Napster stuff, the preconception that Metallica is greedy and cares about money and is money-hungry and money-driven or whatever. That’s a very big misconception.”

The drummer added: “Also, [the misconception] that Metallica doesn’t care about technology. That’s completely wrong. I have 37 Apple products just in my carry-on bag.”