Heavy metal icons Metallica have come out saying they are “Beliebers.” Justin Bieber recently admittied that the band’s 1989 song “One” was his “jam,” and Metallica returned the props.
“Are we Beliebers? Yes,” said singer/guitarist James Hetfield in an interview with Britain’s Q magazine.
“Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid’s really talented and obviously to go through what he’s going through at that early age must be a mindf**k.,” added drummer Lars Ulrich. “So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he’s super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes “One,” and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go.”
Metallica were also thrilled to hear that the Prince of Bahrain is a fan. They also recalled a 1986 concert where Donnie Osmond showed up backstage.
The band is currently promoting a new concert film, Into the Never.