If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s porn. If there’s another, it’s the countless memes that have sprung forth from it, especially all the Metallica ones. From James Hetfield being the table to his opening salvo of “Fuel,” or the band going shopping, it’s basically a cottage industry unto itself. As long as Metallica is around, there’s going to be fans paying tribute to and/or making fun of the band. Of all the people that you think that might be upset about it, it’s not getting to the band.
Speaking to Metal Hammer, Hetfield says not only is he not bothered by it, he loves it:
“It’s funny. I love it! I love that, I guess, there’s a certain look that becomes a representation of sarcasm, or humour, or idiocy. I love the fact that we’re recognised, and I got no control over it. What am I gonna do other than laugh at it and enjoy it?”
Hardwired… To Self Destruct will be out on Blackened Recordings on November 18th. It can be pre-ordered here.