It seems that James Hetfield is up in arms lately about some band who released a live DVD full of classic Metallica songs. The problem is that it’s actually Metallica that he’s watching. After watching the now legendary “Cliff ‘Em All” DVD, James Hetfiled demanded to be told who this band was. Hetfiled exclaimed, “Who are these fucking pimple faced fucks playing MY songs? This is ridiculous. Look at the piss poor quality of these videos. This is ridiculous and I can’t wait to tell Lars about this. Lars Ulrich released a statement regarding this:
“I’ve seen this video and these guys are fucking with the wrong band. You’d think these people would know that they are just ripping us off. If they thought Napster had it bad, they ain’t seen nothing yet. I do have to say that the band in these videos are tight and they’re fun to watch. I just want to know who the fuck they are so we can get them.”
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett didn’t want to end his live meditation session with the Cocteau Twins but did smile and nod as if to have made peace with the whole thing.
Bassist Robert Trujillo was out getting Hetfield’s dry cleaning and groceries so was unavailable for comment.