Hetfield responds to celebrities wearing Metallica t-shirts

Metallica‘s James Hetfield has responded to a range of celebrities wearing Metallica t-shirts, including Kim Kardashian and Avril Lavigne.

Last year, Justin Bieber was called out for wearing a Metallica t-shirt but Hetfield said that the pop superstar wearing the shirt in public was one of his “Top Ten Things Of 2015.”

In a new video from Buzzfeed Mexico, Hetfield responds to celebrities wearing the band’s t-shirt. Those shown include Mary-Kate Olsen, Kim Kardashian, J Balvin, Taylor Momsen, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds of Summer.

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James Hetfield de Metallica reacciona a celebridades con playeras de la banda.

In the clip, Hetfield is shown a picture of Kim Kardashian in the shirt, to which he jokingly responds “That’s Kanye West, right? In drag?” When Avril Lavigne is shown, Hetfield jokes “That’s the singer from Nickleback, right?”. He also says Mary-Kate Olsen is “too cute” for the new album. Hetfield also penned Taylor Momsen as a “goth Madonna” whilst saying ‘Hardwired to Self-Destruct’ would be Ryan Gosling’s “song”.

Earlier this year, Lars Ulrich has warned that he and his Metallica bandmates may be getting too old to play the song ‘Master of Puppets’.

The metal band first formed in 1981, and are gearing up to release their tenth studio album, ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’, on November 18. ‘Master of Puppets’ was the title track from their 1986 third album.

Speaking to Billboard, the Metallica drummer discussed the challenges that the band – frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett are 53, while Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo are 52 – will face in the live arena as they continue to age.

“Whether we’ll be able to play ‘Master of Puppets’ in our 70s, I just don’t know,” Ulrich said. “With Metallica, there’s a physicality and a weight that has to be part of it. You can play it less heavy, slower — or you can realise that the music deserves that physical approach, and if the physical delivery isn’t there, then maybe it’s better not to do it.

“You’re trying to prevent something from going off the rails. We’re lowering the percentages of [body parts] breaking mid-show.”