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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

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Like I predicted, people are still bashing Metallica even when they wanted a new album from them… lame…

So Metallica announced a new album and released a new song, sure enough, people are still bashing the band like I predicted. I don’t get so-called Metallica fans. They beg & beg the band to release something new and when they do, they continue to bash them like hell. Really? I think it’s pretty obvious then that fans are looking for an excuse to criticize the band even more. That’s why they want Metallica to release more music so they can have something to criticize.

Me? I’ve never been that type of person. I’ve always done my best to treat bands positively even the famous bands.

I find nothing wrong with the new song at all as I think the sound quality is a huge improvement, I think. The new song “Hardwired” is tight as hell. I’ll admit that Lars’s drumming improved a lot too. Like I keep saying, Metallica can never make everybody happy no matter what they do. Wait until the new album comes out, the haters will be bashing it like crazy, I’m sure.

No matter what the haters & critics think, I’ll always be a loyal Metallica fan. The boys in Metallica still have it even if they are aging. They can still play thrash metal well and it’s unbelievable they can play a thrash metal song in 3 minutes. Gotta give them props for that right? Most Metallica songs are between 5 – 20 minutes. They very rarely write a 3 minute song. Sometimes they do, though.

I remember Lars and James saying that the new album is gonna sound like the Black Album a little bit but after hearing the new song “Hardwired”, I can hear a lot of Black Album on it so they must be right.

There’s always gonna be people bashing the musicianship of Metallica and there will always be critics of the sound quality of the album too. Regardless of the critics, Metallica is still a great band. Hate ’em all you want to but like they all say, “Haters are gonna hate”. Just ignore the haters and just enjoy the music. I don’t listen to haters & critics. Just because they say it, doesn’t make it true. They’re all opinionated. Let ’em be.

Kev

Metallica finally announces new studio album and releases new song…

Well, it’s finally here… the wait for new Metallica album is almost over! For a long time now, Lars Ulrich kept promising that a new Metallica album will be out in Nov. Well, the new Metallica album titled, “Hardwired… To Self Destruct” will get a Nov. 18th release like Lars promised. The album cover has been revealed too as you can see in photo above.

As far as my thoughts on their new song, “Hardwired” they just put out. WOW! The new song reminds me of back in the 80’s thrash days. My god, the sound quality is a huge IMPROVEMENT too! You can actually hear Rob’s bass this time which sounds awesome and pretty tight as hell. Lars’s drumming is not as annoying. His snare is not that loud either and they turned it down some which is awesome. So far, so good!

Can’t wait to hear the rest of it in Nov. I’m a huge Metallica fan. Heard everything they did and I will buy this album when it comes out.

Kev

When is the new Metallica album coming? Will it actually come out this year?

One thing I find pretty unfair is how Metallica gets criticized for taking a long time to make an album. Really? I think it’s actually a good thing that Metallica takes their time making an album ’cause they just want to make it really good, ya know? In this day and age, there are way too many bands rushing to make albums. Rushing an album isn’t a good idea ’cause most bands that rush to get their albums made quickly usually don’t turn out good anyways. I love it when bands & artists take their time to make an album. Keep in mind that making an album is not an easy job as it looks. It really isn’t. Many bands & artists make their album differently. Making an album can be a lot of work and can be an overwhelming job.

First, a band has to do all of their tracking. Like recording all the instruments, the vocal tracks and then they have to put it all together to make a song. Then they have to do all the mixing and mastering which will usually take a long time. Making an album is not easy at all. Sometimes it can take a year or way longer to make an album.

I’m gonna wait patiently for the new Metallica album and I say they should take however long they want to make the album. Try to make it as best as possible, ya know? It’s pretty lame that bands would rush to get their albums made ’cause a lot of times making an album doesn’t work like that.

I’ve read a lot of interviews with bands through Guitar World and read a lot of rock memoirs so I’ve read how these famous rock stars make their albums. Once again, making an album isn’t easy as it looks.

A lot of Metallica fans complained and bitched about how horrible “St. Anger”, “Load” and “Re-load” were. They complained how those three albums were rushed so Metallica decided to take their time with “Death Magnetic” which they did but fans are still complaining. Once this new album comes out whenever they get it done, fans will be bitching and complaining about this one too. Just wait for it. I don’t get these so called Metallica fans. They want them to make a new album but once they put the new album out for them, the fans will still be complaining. I’ve always felt that Metallica can’t make their fans happy no matter what they do even though they try.

Lars Ulrich kept saying that the new Metallica album will be out in the fall of this year but the new album could end up getting out next year in 2017 instead. Who knows. I say they should take their time with it. I’ve always been a huge Metallica fan no matter what they did. Yes, I still believe “St. Anger”, “Load and “Re-load” were all great albums. I even thought “Lulu” with Lou Reed was great as well. I’m sure their new record will be great. What will the style of the new record will be like? You just never know what direction the band will go in this new album ’cause they’re always doing different things each album they do. Give them more time and they’ll release the new record soon.

Kev

Kirk Hammett of Metallica speaks on David Bowie… says Bowie was a huge influence on Metallica…

Like I said before, if you’re a music lover… how can you not have been influenced by David Bowie? Bowie was respected by all people who loved all genres of music. Bowie influenced everybody whether you’re a musician or not, ya know?

Kirk Hammett has some cool things to say about Bowie.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kirk-hammett-david-bowie-was-a-pretty-huge-influence-on-me-and-other-people-in-metallica/

Bowie was a huge influence in my own music and his music changed my life forever as well. Bowie’s songs will help get you through hard times as well.

When I first started playing guitar, I originally wanted to be just a guitar player. I didn’t want anything to do with singing at first but until I discovered Bowie’s music that’s when I decided I wanted to learn how to sing myself. Bowie’s singing was so powerful. He was so good at making his singing sound so melodic and memorable. He was great at making vocal melodies that can never leave your head.

Kev

The boys in Metallica are good dudes, they’ve always loved their tribute bands!!!

This is a cool story and it really shows that the boys in Metallica are really great guys. It wasn’t Metallica that sent the tribute band a “cease and desist” letter, it was their overzealous attorney who sent the letter without the band’s knowledgement. Well their overzealous attorney will for sure get an immediate termination.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/metallica-canadian-cover-band-reconcile-over-cease-and-desist-letter-20160114

Metallica would never do such a thing to their fans especially tribute bands. Metallica love their tribute bands and they love it when tribute bands honor them.

Love Lars or hate him all you want to, he’s a pretty classy dude and he’s a nice guy too!

Kev

Interesting… Metallica once considered ousting Lars Ulrich from the band…

Metallica is Lars Ulrich’s baby. Always has been. He was the one who started the band himself. A lot of people think James Hetfield started the band but not true. James was only recruited by Lars himself. So Lars is pretty much the leader of the band. Remember in the movie, “School of Rock” where Dewey Finn was kicked out of his own band, No Vacancy? Well, Lars almost experienced the similar thing.

http://loudwire.com/kirk-hammett-metallica-pondered-ousting-lars-ulrich/

I can see why ’cause Lars Ulrich has always been kind of a huge pain in the ass, admittedly. Knowing how Lars was during the “Some Kind of Monster” movie during the “St. Anger” recording when James and Lars were feuding at the time.

While I love Metallica and always had, I’ll admit that Lars is kind of annoying. That guy just talks way too much which probably explains why he does the most interviews than the other guys. James doesn’t do interviews much. It’s always either Lars or Kirk doing most of the interviews. Rob does interviews sometimes but he doesn’t do interviews much either.

Kev