James Hetfield: 'Lars and I Are Complete Opposites'

artist: metallica date: 09/23/2013 category: general music news
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James Hetfield: 'Lars and I Are Complete Opposites'
After charging through the metal genre for over three decades, founding Metallica members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich developed an intricate relationship. Such a relationship was one of the topics during the band's recent Telegraph interview, with Hetfield clearly not hesitating to admit drastic differences between the two. The frontman blatantly kicked off, saying, "Lars and I are complete opposites. When we got together as a band, we didn't know what we wanted to do in life, we just loved the same music. "We were misfits in life," James further explains, "and some of the fans that joined us were feeling the same way - not that you have to have an identity crisis, or a family that's horrible. But it was about - you're welcome to come into the Metallica family, if you're not feeling a part of the world." Asked about the internal chemistry 10 years after the issues recorded on "Some Kind of Monster," Hetfield commented: "There are struggles here and there. With Lars and I - we talk about a lot of stuff, like being a dad." He continued, "We still push each other’s buttons every once in a while. 'Yep, that one still works - no need to go there again!' But it's good not to be afraid of conflict, too, not to avoid it. I think we can recognize it now - OK, we know how to control this." Back in the music domain, the band seemingly teased new music during one of the latest "Through the Never" 3D film clips. Check out the video below and you'll likely notice the four-piece charging through some fresh riffs, apart from the story of Doris stage statue and its complex construction. And while you're at it, make sure to watch the full "Master of Puppets" performance from the movie for a first major glimpse at the film itself. "So far, everybody's got a different opinion about it, which is great," says Ulrich about the movie, "because if there's anything we love in this band, it's ambiguity. We're not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want."

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