Justin Bieber Names Led Zeppelin and Korn as Favorite Bands

Pop star reveals he likes jamming out to more rockers beside Metallica.

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Young pop sensation Justin Bieber revealed more rockers among his all-time favorite acts. Chatting with Hollywood Reporter, Biebs named hard rock icons Led Zeppelin and nu metal veterans Korn among personal favorites, Artist Direct reports. This isn't the first time JB is showing his fondness of guitar-heavy sound, as he gave rock community a decent stir-up after performing an improvised singing jam of Metallica's "Fade to Black" tune. In a separate Q magazine interview, Justin revealed being a fan of more legendary rock acts - US heavy-hitters Guns N' Roses, as well as rock greats the Beatles. The singer touched on the given subject while discussing online hate he's been receiving. "I would say to my haters, I love you. Thank you for supporting me by hating me. When they write messages on my YouTube page, I get money for that. So they're just giving me money to hate on me," Biebs explained, just to focus on musical favorites. "I like Guns N' Roses and Metallica," JB added. "The Beatles. I like Metallica's 'Fade to Black' and 'One.' It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff."" In related news, Bieber's ticket sales and prices have been on constant decline, with most experts attributing such state of affairs to Justin's recent "bad boy image."

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    iommi600
    "Biebs" is probably the most cringe-worthy nickname ever.
    kriskilgannon
    Justin Bieber Names Dick and Balls As Favorite Foods.
    SocksAndTrees
    Kriskilgannon names trying too hard as favorite past time.
    AwesomeOne3
    Whats a Bieber
    Validischofe
    A small, cretinous mammal native to Canada. Typical traits include a whiny and unpleasant mating call, tiny and inoffensive genitalia, self-destructive behavior and gender confusion. The Bieber is an internationally despised creature, second only to the giant carnivorous centipede.
    repoTHEemo
    "It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff." Hate to break it to you 'biebs', but that's somewhat how music works.
    --ESTRANGED--
    "It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff." lol cant even describe the instrumentation of a song.
    lemmyisgod97
    He's done now anyway, for the next 3 or 4 years it's all gonna be about One Direction, I read that this year the Jonas Brothers had to cancel their comeback tour because of lack of ticket sales. None of them last because 13 year old girls have no attention span.
    Wishort
    I always find it hard to read your comments, because your icon distracts the hell out of me. So good, though.
    bit64
    next week:"Justin Bieber names Napalm Death to be his greatest influence"
    trentonlambert
    Breaking News: Beiber to make an edgy album with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff.
    E=MCawesome
    Next week on Ultimate Guitar: Justin Bieber Names Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as Favorite Bands Too A Sneak Peek Quote: "I would say to my haters, I love you. Thank you for supporting me by hating me. When they write messages on my YouTube page, I get money for that. So they're just giving me money to hate on me," Biebs explained, just to focus on musical favorites. "I like Guns N' Roses and Metallica," JB added. "The Beatles. I like Metallica's 'Fade to Black' and 'One.' It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff." It will be riveting (and eerily similar to the other new JB articles).
    Krieger91
    Edgy and emotional with "those instruments and electric guitars and stuff " Wat. Seems like he doesn't really know what to say.
    sideslick
    "I would say to my haters, I love you. Thank you for supporting me by hating me. When they write messages on my YouTube page, I get money for that. So they're just giving me money to hate on me," You heard it from the parasite, himself! Stop talking about him and he'll go away! It's as simple as that!
    MaggaraMarine
    I'm pretty sure he actually likes these bands (how else could he have been able to sing the guitar solo melody of "Fade to Black"?). But I think he may also be telling this to the media because he's losing his younger fans and wants to appeal to older people (well, because he's getting older). But I don't think he will manage to do it - Justin Bieber will always be only remembered for his teen idol years. Nobody a bit older will take him seriously, no matter what he does. Even if he did a great rock album, I think people would consider it a joke. Music taste can change - maybe he got tired of basic pop music and started listening to rock. And people who are annoyed of him liking these bands... Why? First they wish JB didn't do "crappy" music and now that he likes "good" music, people are still annoyed - and now because he likes these bands. So people want him to change but then when he changes they don't want him to change. What do you want him to do? Isn't it good that he changes? Though I understand the downvotes here - we have seen a similar article on UG at least once before.
    trentonlambert
    I don't want to sound pushy, but listening to "Freak on a Leash" and "Stairway to Heaven" doesn't necessarily make you a fan of those BANDS, just the songs.
    KingNothing666
    Pretty sure if he actully liked Metallica, Zeppelin etc. he wouldn't be such a whinny little bitch.
    thes50
    Have you ever seen a Metallica article on here? There's always a tonne of fans bitching about how Lulu wasn't to their tastes, how Kirk uses a wah pedal, how James isn't as metal as he was and the traditional moan about how bad Lars is. Zeppelin fans are equally bad whenever anyone mentions a reunion or even states that they aren't a fan.
    KingNothing666
    I was more referencing the way he acted on stage when someone bottled him or when he was slightly ill and cancelled his show.
    D4CE
    Are you implying that metal fans can't be whinny little bitches?
    TheExterminator
    The average "I only know house-hold names like Metallica and Led Zeppelin, who have been popular for decades already" fan is the whiniest of all whiners.
    Breakingpoint56
    So what? Honestly whats the issue? Do you honestly think because he's a pop star that his only taste in music is pop? People will hate on someone just to hate on them. He got famous at a young age and was molded by it. Blame the people responsible for molding him for his attitude. So what if he uses household bands? Alot are still popular. How many people in pop cite Korn as a favorite band? I think the majority of us here agree his music is garbage but its music that a lot of people love. His bad boy image isn't turning off teeny boppers, its pissing their parents off because they can't deal with the reality of their children growing up and being influenced outside of their own. I would love to sit down with Beiber and ACTUALLY get to know him instead of assuming he's a shithead cause of what the press reports or do you honestly think they don't do it on purpose?
    Agent 00Awesome
    Just shows the extreme impressions all these bands have made. Beiber or not, we can all agree on great music.
    MaggaraMarine
    I'm waiting for this to really happen. Justin Bieber vs. Slipknot - Psychosocial Baby
    pbog48
    wow he likes fade to black and one...he's clearly a huge metallica fan
    apartzero
    Justin Bieber is making songs that he can make. I aint no Bieber fan, but it's not his fault that he is famous. It's the way things are marketed that is the problem. His kind of music is more accessible and so more marketable. And just because he makes pop music, doesn't mean that he can't like Metallica or Korn. Hating him for liking Metallica only shows how insecure you are with the music you like.
    TwisterAce
    I wouldn't be surprised if his managers told him to pretend he liked those bands in order to appeal to rock music fans.
    AdamLeMoine
    WHAT? HE LISTENS TO MUSIC? Yeah, he's a person too, guys.
    skull_king
    I might get a lot of hate for this, but I respect him a little bit more as a person. His music sucks ass, though.
    Jazz1992
    To all the crappy pop stars claiming they love the great rock/metal bands: nobody cares. Doesn't change the fact your own music sucks.
    foREVera7x7
    FFS I know JB is a little twat but he can like whatever he likes
    JOHNSTONE6
    He's the George Zimmerman of the music industry
    phds
    This is what I seriously don't get. People here complain that Metal/Rock music is not appreciated by more people but whenever pop artists come out and say they actually like some rock bands everybody jumps on their throats, acting as if they don't have the right to like those bands. It just makes me realize that most metal/rock fans are just extremely childish and small minded. Just a little reminder, those bands are not just your bands. Anyone can listen to them. It is not up to you to decide who likes them or not.
    haifisch234
    Get the **** out with these Justin Beaver's articels! It's Ultimate-Guitar for God's sake! Not a shit website, remember this!
    mattjamesrenn
    Have to say though, don't know if anyone mentioned this but you have to credit him as the young, silly, still 3 years from their first independent thought crowd that follows him will be exposed to some different music.
    AWittyName
    "It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff." Judging from that sentence, I get the feeling he doesn't know what a bass or a drumset is.
    repoman2112
    Personally, I wouldn't put Zeppelin and Korn in the same sentence.
    Jamminsquirrel
    'Electric Guitars and stuff' His eloquence is as evident as his masculinity
    MetalliWalls
    Seriously, UG, who cares?? WHO CARES?!
    justtryme90
    Guess what? I don't care what his favorite bands are. This is not news involving guitars!!!
    Wobbey363
    And the award for the biggest douche of all time goes too....
    AwesomeOne3
    You little sack of s**t, why does UG post news like this all the time.
    onetonryan
    Cred still = 0
    Jondalf
    Yes, and my favourite historical figures are Stalin and Hitler.
    Eissari
    Singing jam? That douche kid was making fun of that song. What is it with all these crappy pop singers claiming to like rock and metal music? They like that stuff but they still make worst music possible? Damn.
    chrisvasco23
    im just really starting to hate the verb "rockers"
    chrisvasco23
    sorry guys... my phones spell check turned the word "term" to "verb". i feel like an ass now.
    scrymusic
    haters make him money.... Arrogant Prick..
    Breakingpoint56
    Why? Its true. He even explained how. You have to admit, people will go out of their way to trash on a bands page they don't like. He put it straight and plain so theres no confusion. I wish I was hated enough to make money off of just being clicked on.
    TheGoodFela
    Man reading that almost made me sick
    BlackLedZepFan
    Justina Beaver has good taste in music? What a surprise! LOL. This is my favorite time commenting on here and I am a fan of Led Zeppelin's music.
    Mustaine1940
    ughh stop stop STop STOP STOOOOOP
    0zzmosis
    His favorite band should be Tool... 'cause he's a total tool. (No disrespect to the band)
    Wolfscar
    What is it with popstars these days posing as totally cool with metal music. They couldn't possibly answer what their favourite solo is or give the most obvious answer.