Metallica’s James Hetfield on Guns N’ Roses
"I thought we took a long time to make an album," the frontman jokes. Click here for Hetfield's thoughts on Chinese Democracy and Axl Rose.
This Sunday, November 23, fans’ 15-year wait for Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy will finally come to an end. But there’s one particular fan — and former touring partner — who’s “not losing sleep waiting” for its arrival: Metallica’s James Hetfield.
However, when Hetfield finally scores of copy of the much-anticipated record he’ll “certainly listen to it,” he says, a decision likely imbued by Rose’s knack for leading a band.
“He’s a good frontman.” Hetfield said of Rose. “He’s eccentric, but all artists are. If they don’t show that they’re quirky, they’re lying to you. They’re either pretending they’re not or they’re pretending they’re an artist.”