Justin Bieber: Metallica Fan

Justin Bieber really digs Metallica, according to Ultimate Classic Rock... And old school Metallica at that.

Justin Bieber: Metallica Fan
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Teenybopper megastar Justin Bieber probably seems like the essence of "anti-metal" to about 99% of Ultimate-Guitar users. He's a manufactured, clean-cut product of a corporate music-machine. He also really digs Metallica, according to Ultimate Classic Rock... And old school Metallica at that. In an interview with GQ magazine, the "Baby" and "Somebody To Love" singer professed to an appreciation of the bay area thrashers' pre-"Black Album" tracks: "'One', 'Fade To Black'. Those are my jams." The Canadian pop-star has provoked some divisive responses in the rock and roll community. The Black Keys' Patrick Carney remarked last year in regard to Bieber's Grammy nominations: "I don't have any patience and I can't bulls--t myself by sitting through a Justin Bieber song. I am not interested in that s--t. I am an adult and really I don't know who the f--k listens to Justin Bieber." Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the other hand, professed to having cried during Bieber's "Never Say Never" concert film: "I sat on an airplane recently, coming from Hawaii to Los Angeles, with Rick Rubin (RHCP producer) just across the aisle, watching the Justin Bieber movie, 'Never Say Never'. I cried twice during that film and I want the world to know that!" The object of Bieber's affections, meanwhile, have been making headlines recently for their criticism of the metal community. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich claimed in an interview with Maxim magazine that the metal community is "up its own a-s": "I sometimes think that the metal community is just so f--king serious and up its own a-s. Once in a while it needs a little poke, and I don't mind being that guy. Nobody else seems to do it." Whether the prospect of Justin Bieber: Metalli-fan made you die a little in side or you're hankering for a Bieber-ized version of "Trapped Under Ice", let us know in the comments section.

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    MegadethFan18
    hmcguire wrote: I wouldn't consider "One" early Metallica.
    Neither do the people back in 1988.
    XtractionProces
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: I love how he said "Old school Metallica" but mentions the Black Album. Constradiction, I would think so...
    "pre-Black Album" lrn2read
    flame843
    if you seriously care so much about justin bieber that you are insulted by his musical taste, you might want to re-evaluate your priorities
    TOOLeffingTOOL
    Lightning_Ray wrote: "'One', 'Fade To Black'. Those are my jams." 'Nuff said. I'm not saying that they aren't great songs, they are, but we can all agree that neither one of them is considered to be their heaviest...
    Why the f*ck does everyone always claim that all great songs are "the heaviest"?
    Minivirus2
    What's next? A Lady Gaga, Kesha, Bieber, etc Metallica cover album? Being a fan of Metallica, or any band for that matter, does NOT bring credibility to ones own.
    Pagan_Poetry
    You guys know that most of the reason why Bieber's music sucks is because he's been picked up by a big label trying to push out shitty music to get easy money, right? I'm not surprised he likes Metallica. First of all, many people do, even non metal fans, so whatever. Secondly, I hate the little shit's music as well, but I don't blame him, I blame Usher and whoever else signed him and have been writing his music and choosing what he does.
    Lightning_Ray
    "'One', 'Fade To Black'. Those are my jams."
    'Nuff said. I'm not saying that they aren't great songs, they are, but we can all agree that neither one of them is considered to be their heaviest... Also I remember my sister telling me that his favorite "Metal" band was Poison. Again, 'nuff said. Also, kudos for this:
    Minivirus2 wrote: Being a fan of Metallica, or any band for that matter, does NOT bring credibility to ones own.
    Spartan101400
    One and Fade to Black? If he were to say Phantom Lord or Fight Fire with Fire I would have been surprised.
    metallica-#1
    Generic Metal Head: "lawl Beiber sucks so much, LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC YOU H*MO!" Bieber: "I listen to Metallica, One and Fade to Black especially" Generic Metal Head: ".....yeah but..... YOU'RE STILL GAY!"
    link_mitch
    georgebushguy79 wrote: Okay, if he's a true fan, then why does he write crappy mainstream pop songs? Not making much sense.
    it's all about the money. When a million dollar contract is suddenly thrown at your face to sing pop music what do you do?You can't say no because that cheque will blow your ****ing mind.
    Minivirus2
    drug.me.2.hell wrote: Tomorrows news: Dave Mustaine calls Metallica "Shit" for having Justin Bieber as a fan. I don't give one **** what Bieber likes. And I hate his fanbase not him, I actually have a lot of respect for Bieber putting up with the insults he gets.
    Really? You need to drag Dave Mustaine into this? Also, welcome to 2012 where Dave hasn't criticized Metallica in years.
    iommi600
    I'll just get a huge cup of coffee, sit here and enjoy the incoming butthurt storm.
    ne14t
    Is this kid trying to attach himself to every genre of music out there so when his voice finally breaks and they can't pitch correct it enough for the little girls to die over he will have something to fall back on?
    megadethfan 666
    metallica-#1 wrote: Generic Metal Head: "lawl Beiber sucks so much, LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC YOU H*MO!" Bieber: "I listen to Metallica, One and Fade to Black especially" Generic Metal Head: ".....yeah but..... YOU'RE STILL GAY!"
    well he said he "digs" metal and one and fade to black are his "jams" when was the last time you heard a metal fan talk that way
    mckenna64
    MidniteHaze wrote: 'Those are my jams?' Really? JAMS?
    KICK OUT THE JAMS maybe he's an MC5 fan, or maybe he is one of them kids who think they are gangster rappers... probably the later
    deadrat117
    metallica_102 wrote: Those are my jams. I still don't even know what that's supposed to mean.
    You know, the peach, raspberry, and grape kind.
    vppark2
    "I don't have any patience and I can't bulls--t myself by sitting through a Justin Bieber song. I am not interested in that s--t. I am an adult and really I don't know who the f--k listens to Justin Bieber."
    Carney, for the love of god, the answer to your question is lil fan girls.
    Nerdpunx
    You gotta being ****ing kidding me? I don't believe it when you cry ''Baby, Baby, Baby oooh''...
    RATMfan420
    This piece of Pop-BS could have all of Rage Against the Machine's records and love them more then I do, play more of their songs on the guitar then I can for all I care. I still hate his music.
    flame843
    georgebushguy79 wrote: Okay, if he's a true fan, then why does he write crappy mainstream pop songs? Not making much sense.
    because it's possible to like more than one kind of music?
    5MinutesAlone
    Cut the crap UG...Him liking 2 Metallica songs doesnt make him a fan. Its just another kind of those Sandman fans or Nothing else matters fans
    Highelf04
    I'm sorry.....what the absolute f***? Is this another jump on the metal bandwagon popstar?
    WM121
    Wow Lars Ulrich was right.. You metal fans really are up your own asses, particularly the people complaining about Bieber liking pre-Black Album songs... (Just a joke for whoever is butt-hurt enough to give me 1000 dislikes)
    Raven_Flight
    Hmmm... didn't he say last year that after seeing he got so bashed by the metal community, he checked out Metallica and said he was surprised of how untalented they were? Also Megadeth and said Dave was a horrible singer. Maybe James was right and he is just saying what the producers want him to say.
    COREYTAYLOR721
    maowcat wrote: Who cares if he likes metallica, he's entitled to like who ever the **** he wants, if you have a problem with it get your dick out of your ass and go live your life. Minivirus2 wrote: drug.me.2.hell wrote: Tomorrows news: Dave Mustaine calls Metallica "Shit" for having Justin Bieber as a fan. I don't give one **** what Bieber likes. And I hate his fanbase not him, I actually have a lot of respect for Bieber putting up with the insults he gets. Really? You need to drag Dave Mustaine into this? Also, welcome to 2012 where Dave hasn't criticized Metallica in years. Instead he pushes his religion and makes an ass out of his complete ignorance and stupidity, anyone that supports rick santorum has some serious problems. Anyone that wants to make abortion and condoms illegal should be shot, it's just plain stupidity to deny people of birth control, it's not one man's choice if someone has a baby or not.
    You seem like a real prick. Having a bad day or something.
    breakinslash
    He may like the songs but it sounds so...posing the way he says it. Like musically oblivious 8th grader-ish
    link no1
    I'm not surprised he likes Metallica. First of all, many people do, even non metal fans, so whatever.
    I don't consider people that like 'Enter the Sandman' or 'That one about bells' to be fans of Metallica.
    powachord
    daytripper75 wrote: Who cares? I assume this was only posted to get a rise out of people. Why is it a shock that Biebs likes Metallica? They're a hugely popular metal band. They have a ton of fans, and not all of them are going to fit the stereotypical rocker or metalhead image.
    First of all, this isnt news. Secondly, why are so many ppl upset that beiber likes metallica? Im sure everyone on here has some skeletons in their musical close... Your all just too brootalz to admit it.
    daytripper75
    Who cares? I assume this was only posted to get a rise out of people. Why is it a shock that Biebs likes Metallica? They're a hugely popular metal band. They have a ton of fans, and not all of them are going to fit the stereotypical rocker or metalhead image.