Metallica’s James Hetfield Refuses To Take Pictures With Fans


A fan on Metallica’s Reddit claimed that he recently met James Hetfield in Scottsdale. He said while James was very kind to him, he told him he does not take photos.

Walked into where I was having lunch in Scottsdale. No idea what he’s doing there. Shook his hand. 10/10 would meet again.

EDIT: I guess I should be more amped, but it honestly seemed like he didn’t want to be bothered. It was before he sat down — he was just standing waiting for his order and it was sort of an awkward encounter. PROTIP: Don’t ask him to take a picture — he says he doesn’t do that. Fine by me.

Doesn’t matter though – I met James Hetfield.

He also posted, “I said ‘Hi Mr. Hetfield, my name is so and so – you were my first concert and the new music sounds awesome’ something like that.”

He said that he did indeed ask Hetfield for a picture, “I asked him — I was happy just to meet him.”

Alternative Nation recently learned that Metallica are offering $2,000 VIP tickets for their upcoming February 2017 concerts in Copenhagen. Below is the description:

With a seat in our best ticket category, you will see Metallica in Copenhagen’s new Royal Arena

Hang out with members of the band!*

We invite you to the ‘Sanitarium Rubber Room’, which offers:

2 drink tickets, as well as the opportunity to buy cash at the bar **

Dine in and take in the buffet: ‘Spit Out The Bone’

You can access the “Memory Remains’: A brand new exhibition of memorable band moments, the band’s wardrobes from live concerts, instruments, recordings and images never before shown, and more.

Receive a professional group photograph with all four members of Metallica, from just before the broadcast “Hit the Lights.’

An autographed setlist signed by all four members of Metallica.

A Metallica show poster (limited edition version!)

One (1) Metallica t-shirt, you choose which one.

Separate merchandise sales.

An exclusive concert host / hostess of the evening.

* Band members represented may vary per show

** Danish liquor laws are applicable.

Metallica wrote on their website:

WOW!! We are honored and blown away that you guys snatched up all the tickets for our two shows in Copenhagen on February 3 and 5, 2017 in 20 minutes. Lucky for us as the first band to play at the Royal Arena, the schedule was open! We’re super excited that we’ll be able to extend our stay with an additional show on February 7, 2016 for a grand total of three nights at the brand new arena.