Watch: James Hetfield Airdrums to Ghost From the Crowd During Concert

Six years ago, Metallica frontman called Papa and co. "a breath of fresh air for metal."

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Watch: James Hetfield Airdrums to Ghost From the Crowd During Concert

This past Saturday (July 15) in Toronto, Metallica frontman James Hetfield was spotted in the crowd during Ghost's performance as an opening act for Iron Maiden.

As you can see in the embedded players below, Mr. Hetfield enjoyed the show quite a bit and even brandished his airdrumming kit during "Cirice."

James expressed his fandom of Ghost as early as 2011, telling SVT:

"I'm in their fan club. [Laughs]

"I had no idea what they looked like until I saw the video. I heard the music first and I thought it was very great very unique, very melodic and a breath of fresh air for metal.

"It reminded me a bit of '70s kind of rock that I liked as well. So yeah, I love the band."

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     You know you've made it when a metal legend airdrums to your performance.  
    I saw a joint headline tour of Stone Sour & A7X in 2010 in Glasgow, with Hellyeah opening. During Stone Sour's set, I saw Vinnie Paul in the wings, eating a huge plate of fried chicken and drinking a beer and having the time of his life
    On another note...Ghost were sounding pretty damn good in these videos. 
    If you've never seen them live you're doing yourself a disservice.  They always sound perfect, and I'm going back to when they debuted.  I've seen them in small clubs and at amphitheaters and each and every time they've sounded wonderful.  Seriously one of the best live acts out there.
    Yeah I was lucky enough to see them earlier this year, fully aware of how good they sound, just sounding particularly clear in these shots
    I don't listen to their records but saw them live one time (with Metallica playing later the same night) and they sounded sooooo much better live. 
    i only listen to a couple of their songs but they're awesome and i liked the whole nameless ghoul thing.
    I'd rather see Metallica and Ghost collaborate than Lady GaGa. 
    I'm against actual original material, but if its for a blue oyster cult or mercyful fate cover that might actually be kind of amazing.
    Im telling you people... were getting closer and closer to "James Hetfield takes a dump" as a news story here. Ive been joking about it for a year now. It is inevitable....
    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be negative all the time when it comes to UG posts, but this is news?
    Absolutely..... its music news.....its UG news. Also, I dont know about others but I think its great to see a legend such as Hetfield rocking out to other musicians music, lol. [h][/h]