Metallica: The Ultimate Rock Monsters Tell All

British Q Magazine has a Metallica coverstory in this months issue. Here are some highlights. Check out the magazine for the full Metallica article.

- Kirk Hammett admits using hair-loss treatment Rogaine for the last 17 years. “If I didn’t do it, I’d look like Michael Stipe”.

- The entry under “plans” in James Hetfield’s high school yearbook read: “Play music, get rich”.

- Lars Ulrich joked that “…and Justice for All” was originally going to be called “Wild Chicks and Fast Cars and Lots of Drugs”.

- Lars said that there was “an awful lot of drugs around” and that he and Kirk were doing drugs “a lot and often”.

- James said: “I did not like being around them when they were on that stuff. I resented the closeness that they had through their drug use”.

- James often tagged along when they went to take drugs, simply to feel included.

- During Ride The Lightning tour, the band’s codeword for groupie was “Edna” and their bus had been named “The Edna Express”.

- Rumour about Lars refusing to leave venues until he had been fellated. Lars says: “That’s not true but it was rare that it didn’t happen”.

- After performing the band would be greeted by “tub tarts”, naked local girls gathered in the shower waiting to soap them up.

- According to Jason Newstead: “Those guys really went for it. James and Lars especially. Lars would probably be the king as far as that crazy promiscuity goes. Blowjobs under the stage during the bass solo, that kind of stuff.

- When Kirk was 11, he came home one day and could not find his dog Tippy. “I went to a neighbour’s going have you seen my dog? The guy took down his pants and started having sex with my dog. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.”

- Kirk on heroin: “I smoked it a few times but it was not for me. It just turned me into a grumpy old man and loud music did not sound good”.

- Kirk on cocaine during Load era: “I was starting to turn green. And I was seeing things that weren’t there, like bugs on the wall”.

Metallica on cover of Q Magazine

6 Responses to “Metallica: The Ultimate Rock Monsters Tell All”

  1. 1 Tina Jones Jul 15th, 2007 at 12:19 am

    I Love you guys. Your all so sexy and talented. Keep up the good work. Your the best in the world.

  2. 2 Mike Aug 5th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    What kind of drugs were you doing when you wrote Puppets? Do some more of those! No really, thanks for all the jams,, whether I like them or not its still been fun watching you guys materialize.

  3. 3 Daniel s Sep 2nd, 2007 at 7:57 am

    you guys are awesome best thing you could do is come to new zealand

  4. 4 Ian R Sep 13th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    man u guys are great the best songs uve done are fade to black king nothing and one so yea u r great

  5. 5 kozua Oct 19th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    I think this is one of the best METALLICA’S song in acoustic version.

  6. 6 tim stover Oct 24th, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    man u guys are awesome. when are u going to come out with a new album


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