Known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica, Hetfield was ranked at no. 8 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, and ranked at no. 24 by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time.
He recently shared his considerations on famous people wearing the band’s shirts, including Taylor Momsen, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne, Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer, and others.
He was really amused by this, check out his reactions below.
“That’s the singer for Nickelback, right? [Laughs] Well, she was related to him for a short time, I think. Well, she’s got ‘The Unforgiven’ shirt on, she might like that song. I think she’s a fan. I met her, she’s nice.”
“Why can’t he be a Metallica fan? If he’s wearing it just for fashion, I think he can pick some better shirts than that! [Laughs]”
Mary Cate Olsen
“I think it’s one of the twins from some TV show, right? Well, she’s got a ‘Damage Inc.’ shirt on… I don’t know, she probably bought that shirt, or had somebody buy it for her. I don’t know, she’s too cute for the new album! [Laughs]”
“I love that movie but I can’t remember his name. I’m terrible with names! He was a hardass, kind of a lost, crazy dude. ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,’ that would be his song.”
“That’s Kanye West, right? In drag… It’s obviously a little large for her, as there’s more skin showing than I would let my daughter do. If she was around before ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and bought that shirt, I’d be pretty impressed.”
Michael Clifford (5 Seconds of Summer)
“He’s gotta be in One Direction or some kinda direction, no? … 5 seconds of direction, OK… I mean, that’s ‘Load’ – ‘Reload’ era, that’s ballsy. Maybe it’s his first album, maybe it’s the one he got into Metallica with. I like that. You know, it still shocks me that we’re this old. [Laughs] And that people say, ‘The first album I listened to was ‘Load’ or ‘Reload.” That’s amazing!”
“Goth Madonna. That’s some crazy hair, that’s like Trujillo. She’s got a ‘Kill ‘Em All’ shirt, I’m impressed.”
Watch the whole video below.