Ramping up to the release of Metallica's shiteous ninth album Death Vagnetic, we at HooM! have run through much of our stockpile of disbelieving scoffs and anguished wails. The album is out in a few days -- on a Friday oooh fancy -- so we look forward to some downtime from Metalli-bashing and disgust in general. Well, congratulations, James Hetfield, who shows us that Lars isn't the only Metallitard who can come off all ill-informed and retarded. Every time I think I'm out they just pull me back in. From Blabbermouth:
"Part of me is proud is because they chose Metallica," Hetfield said about the reports that the band's song "Enter Sandman" was used during the interrogation of Mohammed al-Qahtani — known as the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11 — and that listening to the track brought al-Qahtani to tears "because he thought he was hearing the sound of Satan." 

Hetfield added, "It's strong; it's music that's powerful. It represents something that they don't like — maybe freedom, aggression… I don't know… freedom of speech. And then part of me is kind of bummed about it that people worry about us being attached to some political statement because of that. We've got nothing to do with this and we're trying to be as apolitical as possible, 'cause I think politics and music, at least for us, don't mix. It separates people, [and] we wanna bring people together. So, so be it. I can't say 'Stop.' I can't say 'Do it.' It is just a thing — it's not good or bad."
So... Hetfield is proud that an oppressive government uses Metallica music to torture people in defiance of international law -- um, y'know, laws formed to protect, um, freedom. And as an encore, he goes on to state that the purpose of his band is to 'bring people together.' I guess he means white people who haven't run afoul of elite America's business interests. Hetfield is entitled to an opinion, but ... wow. Way to zing that German interviewer with some bad logic. You don't seem like an ignorant fucknut at all. You so stupid! 

1 comment:

malcolm said...

Keep the metallica hate coming!!!

its a nice antidote to the glowing unquestioning press they're getting elsewhere.

I too am conflicted like Hetfield.

On the one hand we have an interview with a Metal act in our local mainstream paper... On the other hand.. its shitallica