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Is James Hetfield having throat issues after years of singing for Metallica??? Me thinks he’s getting burnt out… time to slow it down boys…

Metallica had to pull out of in a middle of a concert early ’cause James was having trouble singing even they still played a bunch of songs. They stopped the concert before the end of it.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/metallica_was_forced_to_cut_tonights_concert_short_due_to_james_hetfields_illness.html

Metallica finally put out a statement explaining that James had throat issues. What is wrong with him? Is it simply because of years and years of singing with Metallica nonstop? The band tours heavily nonstop all year long and all year round. The band is a workhorse. James sings so much over the years whether during live shows and in the studio.

Singing maybe fun but after years and years of doing it and as you get older, it’ll start to damage your throat. James is quite a powerful singer. He’s got pipes for sure and after years of singing, it’s finally getting to him. Keep in mind, he’s not young anymore. He’s in his 50’s.

I think it’s finally time for the band to wake up and realize they aren’t kids anymore. They started Metallica when they were young kids. This band worked so hard over the years and do you think it’s finally time for them to slow down a bit? I understand the need for the band for wanting to tour but at that age, I don’t think they can take it. Maybe play some shows yearly but not a full tour all year long like they do every year.

Hopefully the issues of James’s throat won’t force him to quit singing for good ’cause that would suck. Whether you like Metallica or not, James is a great singer. Always knew that.

Kev

Should Metallica have inducted Dave Mustaine along with them in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”??? Yes, Mustaine should have gotten in…

While I love Metallica and all, there is one thing that I disagree with what they did. That is not inducting Dave Mustaine along with Metallica back in 2009. I think that was a stupid move on Metallica’s part. The reason Metallica didn’t want Dave Mustaine in the Hall of Fame with them ’cause they felt that Mustaine never played on any Metallica albums and for that reason alone, they felt he shouldn’t be in there. However, though… Mustaine did write some Metallica songs off of “Kill ‘Em All” and “Ride the Lightning”. Dave had some writing credits on those two albums.

Dave wrote “The Four Horseman”, “Jump In the Fire”, “Phantom Lord”, and “Metal Militia” which those songs are off the “Kill ‘Em All” record. As for the “Ride the Lightning” album, Dave helped write the songs… “Ride the Lightning” which is the title track and he also helped write the instrumental “The Call of Ktulu”.

Sure, Dave didn’t play on any Metallica studio albums but he helped get where Metallica is today with a song like “Ride the Lightning” which is one of Metallica’s biggest hits.

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-metallica-didnt-want-me-there/

With that being said, I too think Megadeth deserves a Hall of Fame induction as well ’cause they are a great band. I’ve been a Megadeth fan for a long time and still am. I think “Dystopia” is one of their best albums as I’m always listening to it. Megadeth definitely deserves to get into the Rock Hall.

Kev

You see bands? James Hetfield finally admitted that Metallica aren’t great musicians… you should try that sometime…

I love how humble James Hetfield is. There is no ego in this guy at all. While talking about Metallica’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon playing kids instruments that went viral, James admitted that Metallica aren’t really that great musicians. James admits that Metallica makes a lot of mistakes on stage. He also admits that sometimes Metallica are tight on stage and sometimes they aren’t. He also admits that Metallica are afraid to jam with certain people.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/james-hetfield-says-metallica-were-not-great-musicians/30273

We need more humble bands like Metallica. Most bands these days whether national or local are so arrogant and ego-driven, it’s crazy. A lot of bands out there can’t take any criticism of any kind. When they do get negative criticism, they become all defensive.

When Metallica responds to criticism, they can be like, “Oh, we do our best. We just make music for ourselves, we can’t please everyone”. That’s another humble response.

When a lot of bands go on stage, a lot of bands are like, “We’re gonna go onstage and kill it. Tear the house down”. How about something more humble instead like, “We’re gonna go on stage and give it our best.” I like that better.

A lot of Metallica fans are always negatively criticizing the musicianship of Hetfield, Ulrich and Hammett. They know that Rob Trujillo is a great bassist but they’re always criticizing his look & image… they believe Rob’s image doesn’t fit in Metallica. You see, y’all… playing in a band or a solo act is not about looking great or playing great. You don’t have to be the greatest musician in the world to do what you love to do. It’s about the music, really. That’s what Metallica is in it for. They do it ’cause they enjoy it and you can tell that the boys in Metallica enjoy it. That’s what being a musician is about, “enjoyment”. Who cares if you’re not good looking or if you’re not the greatest player in the world. Just play music ’cause you simply love it. That’s what I do it for.

Kudos, James and keep saying this stuff!

Kev

Congrats to Metallica. Their new album, “Hardwired to Self Destruct” is no. 1 on Billboard 200…

I’ve always believed that rock & metal can make another comeback. It’s possible that rock & metal can take over the industry again just like the good old 90’s. It’s very rare that a metal album makes no. 1 in the Billboard 200 since pop & rap is still dominating but metal can be no. 1 again.

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200

I still haven’t gotten the new album yet but will pick up a copy when I do my Christmas shopping which should be soon. I think I’m gonna get this album on physical CD instead of digitally. I want the cover and booklet and all.

Kev

Metallica makes music what they want to hear, nothing wrong with making music for yourselves!!!

Metallica has always had the mindset of “making music for themselves”. They’ve had that attitude for every album they did in the past. There is nothing wrong with making music for yourselves. There is nothing wrong with enjoying your own music that you make. Is it egotistical to enjoy your own music? Not really. If you’re proud of the music that you make, that’s all that matters the most.

Here’s an interesting little article about James Hetfield explaining what Metallica is all about:

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/james-hetfield-says-metallica-makes-music-they-want-to-hear/

That’s why Metallica always had so many haters over the years. Fans wants Metallica to play nothing but thrash but they just make whatever music that makes them happy and there’s nothing wrong with that.

I’ve always had that mindset too. I’ve always made music that makes me happy. Yes, I am proud of the original songs I made in the past even though they all had mixed reviews. I just make music for myself. If others enjoy it? Fine. If others hate my music and finds me untalented? That’s fine too. I make music ’cause it’s what I enjoy doing. I make music that I want to make, not caring if others don’t like it or not. That’s the right attitude to have.

Bands and music artists are always trying to make music that makes everyone happy but if you have that mindset then you’re doing it wrong.

Kev

Metallica still kill it… not sure why they still get so much hate and nasty criticism…

Just watched this whole video from start to finish. Listening to Metallica in concert never gets old. This performance in London is in celebration of their new album release “Hardwired to Self Destruct”.  It’s not only in celebration of their new album, it was also Kirk Hammett’s birthday yesterday so happy birthday to Kirk. In this performance they played mostly their greatest hits but only played 3 songs from their new album.

I don’t get why Metallica continues to get so much hate and negative criticism. They are the best live performers right now and they still kill it. Kirk Hammett is a great lead guitarist too. Kirk always get made fun of and gets bashed for his playing and I don’t know why. I think he’s underrated, in my opinion and Kirk deserves more respect. People make fun of him ’cause of his obsession with the wah pedal which I get but I still think his playing is great. Kirk is great at making his solos sound lyrical and musical which is what I like about him.

I like listening to Metallica live more than their studio albums ’cause they are a live band. I’ve always loved Metallica and I’ve never turned my back on them. I’ve always been loyal to them and still am. I’ve never been disappointed in anything they did. When it comes to Metallica, fans are always like this song sounds like this album and that song sounds like that album and I’m like, what? Who cares. Just enjoy the music! People are always picky on what Metallica songs they like and the ones they don’t like but not me. I enjoy all of their music! Even all their ballads and all the songs that sound like St. Anger/Load/Reload. Love those three albums too. 

Metallica is an incredible band. Always has been. Didn’t get their new album yet but I will hopefully next week.

Kev

Metallica releasing a music video to every single song off “Hardwired to Self Destruct”??? Seems like it…

Seems like Metallica is releasing a video for each song off of “Hardwired to Self Destruct” set to release this Friday and yes, I will get the album.

As some of you know I’m a huge Metallica fan. I heard everything they’ve done and saw them live in concert once.

So far, “Hardwired To Self Destruct” is sounding really good and I’m digging the album.

I believe Metallica has gone back to their roots, thrash metal and heavy music. So far with these songs, sound quality definitely did improve! It’s so awesome  that you can hear Rob’s bass this time so the mix is real good. Lars has gotten a lot better on the drumming, he sounds tighter than ever!

Can’t wait to get the album. I’ll probably get the album on physical CD instead of downloaded it from Itunes. Yeah I still like to buy albums on physical CD’s even though people don’t do that anymore. I do both buy CD’s and buy albums digitally. I just love buying albums, it’s just something I’ve always loved to do. I just love supporting bands and music artists.

Kev

Is Lars Ulrich pretty much the director of Metallica? This video pretty much proves that…

Everybody would like to think that James Hetfield is the leader of Metallica and would like to think that James does all the work but not really. James does indeed work hard but it’s really Lars Ulrich, the drummer doing all the work. He’s been in charge of Metallica from day 1 ever since the band started… probably because Lars was the one who formed the band himself back in the day.

People are always hating on Lars and saying mean and nasty things about him but I can never understand why. Lars is pretty much the primary songwriter of Metallica. That dude knows what he wants out of Metallica songs. You watch all the behind the scenes stuff in the studio with Metallica, you would see Lars directing everything. He would tell James what to play. He would tell Rob what to play. He would tell Kirk what to play too. If the other guys play something that Lars doesn’t like, he’ll explain to them how to make it better. Lars is pretty honest, he knows what he likes and doesn’t like and he’s not afraid to say so.

Lars is the hardest working man I’ve ever seen. If it wasn’t for him, Metallica wouldn’t have been so successful today. Do you think James or Kirk would have made Metallica for what it is if Lars wasn’t in the band? You gotta give lots of props to Lars for his work ethic.

Lars really believes in Metallica and he’s really proud of what he does with them, you can totally see that in this video. Lars was largely responsible for Metallica’s success so I don’t understand all the hate toward the guy.

On top of that, Lars seems like a really nice dude to me. He seems fun to talk to. Ah well, haters are gonna hate, I guess.

I’m looking forward to the new Metallica album and I dig, “Moth Into Flame”.

Kev

Metallica on Howard Stern… one word… WOW!

Is it just me or has Lars Ulrich improved on the drumming? It definitely seems like Lars has gotten way better on the drumming ’cause I admit he has falling off with the drumming a little bit in the past. So I guess he listened to the critics of his drumming skills and he decided to get better. Metallica has been sounding so tight lately and it’s Lars’s drumming is key. Lars’s drumming is the one that has been making Metallica sound tight. Lars seems to stay on tempo and keeping in time this time around which is good. His drumming doesn’t sound annoying like he used to.

Even if Metallica performs in a small room to a few people, they still play like they’re in Madison Square Garden. Look at them, just 4 guys enjoying themselves. That’s what music is about. You can tell they love what they do by looking at their facial expressions as they play.

I don’t care what the haters think, Metallica is an excellent band and they still are. I will always love them and will always respect them. I can’t wait for their new album and I will buy it. I’ve heard everything Metallica has done in the past and still loyal to them now.

Kev

Gotta love James Hetfield’s attitude toward Metallica haters… awesome!!!

It’s no secret that Metallica gets a lot of haters. I believe all the Metallica hate started after their Napster controversy and it started after the release of their Load/Reload albums. Before the Black album was released, Metallica was the most respected band on the planet. Now they happen to be the most hated band on the planet.

I can never understand why. I see nothing wrong with them at all. I’ve always loved Metallica and been loyal to them through and through.

James Hetfield has something to say about the Metallica haters and just simply says, “We don’t give a crap”. Then James goes on to say that they love what they do and they make music for themselves ’cause they like it.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-on-haters-we-dont-give-a-crap/

That’s a great attitude to have. If you’re in a band and a solo artist who gets a lot of haters, best attitude to have is not give a shit what anyone thinks about you. If you like music and being a musician just play music ’cause you like it.

In the past, I used to have a problem with dealing with a lot of haters myself. Believe me, I’ve had a lot of haters back then and I’m sure I still do but you know what? I don’t give a fuck anymore! If you want to have a successful music life, you can’t let negativity bring you down so the best thing to do is to ignore all negativity. When you get out there playing music, whether you like it or not, you’re gonna have to deal with some negativity ’cause not everything in your music life will be positive, ya know? You gotta stay above the haters & negativity as best as you can.

I’m pretty sure a lot of people out there still don’t like me but that’s alright. It’s all cool. You don’t play music to please the haters, you’re there to please yourself.

Whether you like Metallica or not, you can’t deny their passion for music ’cause they really do show it. Watch their live concerts for proof on that. When Metallica plays on stage, they’re one of the very few bands who looks like they’re having fun on stage. You don’t see it that much with bands these days ’cause most bands look bored playing on stage. Not Metallica. They have a lot of energy on stage and they know how to give their fans a good time.

Metallica freakn’ rules. I will always love them and can’t wait for their new record!

Kev