James Hetfield Reveals His Favorite Metallica Song

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Metallica is one of the most popular and biggest heavy metal bands in the world. And there is no need for an introduction to the frontman of the band James Hetfield, a legend. Metallica was formed back in 1981 and they ruled the metal music genre for decades. Even today they have massive followers.

While the band was successful because of the skillful band members’ chemistry, it was James Hetfield who carried the back of the band with his amazing vocals and riff guitar. And as a fan we all have various favorite songs from the band but does the frontman of the band Hetfield has any favorite songs from the band? and if he has then what songs are they? we will find that out in today’s handy article.

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James Hetfield’s favorite Metallica songs

As mentioned Metallica is one of the biggest and most popular bands around the world but they were also inspired by various bands before them and they have always showered their love towards those bands including Led Zeppelin.

When the band was formed there were four members James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and Cliff Burton. And they all were really iconic on their own. However, it is always the leader carrying the band’s back. And many fans are eager to know Hetfield’s favorite songs from Metallica.

The Unforgiven II

Fortunately, Hetfield has revealed what his favorite Metallica songs are. In an interview, James explained that he really loves their song The Unforgiven II which is from the band’s album Reload which was released back in 1997. Talking about this song he said that he was really proud because they sound like Zeppelin (professional).


During the same interview, Hetfield also picked the song Fixxxer from the band’s same album Reload. He then said that these are the songs he is proud of from Metallica.

The Outlaw Torn

This is the song from Metallica’s album Load which was released back on June 1, 1996. Hetfield also mentioned this song as one of the songs that had potential. Furthermore, he also mentioned that this song was one of his proudest moments with Metallica.

Bleeding Me

Finally, he talked about another of his favorite songs from the Beatles. In the interview he said the same thing about this song, he said that this song is one of his proud moments with the band. Furthermore, Bleeding Me is a song from Metallica’s album Load.

These are the only songs ever mentioned as the favorite or have potential by James Hetfield in an interview. Now let’s look a closer look at Hetfield’s life and find out what kind of music does he like.

What type of music does James Hetfield like?

As mentioned James Hetfield is one of the music legends and has contributed so much to the music world. Moreover, he is also considered one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time which is why he was listed in “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists” book written by Joel McIver. Similarly, various other magazines including Rolling Stone has mentioned him as one of the greatest metal guitarist and vocalist of all time.

Before we talk about what kind or type of music Hetfield is into, we should first know what bands or musicians he follows or adores. Back in 2015, he was in an interview with San Jose Sharks where revealed his favorite bands, he said, “Favourite all-time band is hard because there are so many. Led Zeppelin is in there, Motörhead, boy… they all offer a little bit different. But if I was stuck for one… Black Sabbath.”

Furthermore, Hetfield is also a fan of Venom. Although Hetfield is a hard-core metal fan he is also into rock music and pops as he is also a fan of rock bands including Queen, The Beatles, Thin Lizzy, The Beach Boys, and Sex Pistols. Furthermore, he is also a fan of Elvis Presley and Elton John.

Back in 1991 Hetfield also showered his love and support to Nirvana and said, “When all that Eighties hair metal was getting overproduced, Nirvana came along with this thrashy garage sound and a huge hook. It was what music needed.”

So even though Hetfield is more into hardcore metal he also is a fan of rock and pop music.

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