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    Don't know the complete validity of this, but this was posted by someone on a KISS message board. Being a Canadian, I find one of Hetfield's statements especially hilarious and stupid. Anyway, check this out.


    The departure of Metallica bassist Jason Newsted came after a series of intra-band squabbles and tension between Newsted and guitarist James Hetfield, according to an article on the band in Playboy Magazine.
    In the article, Hetfield also called Metallica fans who sided against the group in their battle with Napster "lazy bastards" and urged them to move to "Canada or some socialist country."

    The article, which hits newsstands March 5, includes interviews with all four members of the band conducted in January, prior to Newsted's announced departure. Despite the conciliatory tone of the bassist's announcement, the period leading up to his decision was heated.

    "I wasn't surprised that Jason Newsted quit Metallica," veteran music journalist Rob Tannenbaum, who wrote the article, said in a press release.

    "Just two months earlier, I'd spent a day with each of the four, and I've never seen a band so quarrelsome and fractious. Each talked about his need for solitude. The most unhappy Metallican was Newsted," Tannenbaum said.

    "Newsted gradually admitted that he felt 'almost stifled' in Metallica. He added, 'I would not leave Metallica for another band. I would do it to live my life, not depart to play in another band.'"

    A source close to the band told Tannenbaum that Newsted has said he may move to Montana and hang up his bass for two years. The same source told the writer Newsted's deteriorating relationship with Hetfield was "a precipitating factor."

    Newsted's decision to ditch Metallica came after a nine--and-a-half-hour band meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, which followed a similar epic confab a week earlier, the article says.

    The band also held forth on their controversial stand against the free music-trading software Napster.

    "(Metallica fans sided with Napster) because they're lazy bastards and they want everything for free. I like playing music because it's a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can't feed my family with satisfaction," Hetfield said in the interview.

    Added drummer Lars Ulrich: "If you'd stop being a Metallica fan because I won't give you my music for free, then f--k you. I don't want you to be a Metallica fan."

    Apparently unaware that Napster is also available in Canada, Hetfield added this telling socio-political observation: "I've gotten in plenty of arguments with fans who just wanted to 'discuss' it. This poor girl in Atlanta, I made her cry. She felt money was evil. Why don't you go live in Canada or some socialist country?"

    On the topic of band conflicts, Hetfield had this to say: "I'm definitely not the smartest guy in the band, so winning an intellectual argument is not going to happen. Resorting to violence used to work. And intimidation."

    He also said that the band has always been immune from criticism, even from fans.

    "Metallica loves to be hated."


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    http://www.intersandman.com/index.html

    At the very top of this site, click "Playboy Revelations", there's a lot more depth to this there.

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    Talk about being a bunch of ignorant assholes.......I'm glad Jason left the band.

    I first got into the band because they seemed to really care about their fans and I thought that was really cool. Obviously now that they have made their millions, they have not as much respect for their fans.

    Why would anyone that relies heavily on other people buying their product to make money, actually say any of these things? They obviously have their head up their asses at this point in time.

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    What a bunch of fucking idiots. Jason was so smart for leaving, plus the music has taken such a pathetic nose-dive, no one's gonna care about them at all soon. Now of course Hetfield is right about Canada, damn pinkos, let's not hold that against him. ROFL! (Just playing boyz)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brett:
    What a bunch of fucking idiots. Jason was so smart for leaving, plus the music has taken such a pathetic nose-dive, no one's gonna care about them at all soon. Now of course Hetfield is right about Canada, damn pinkos, let's not hold that against him. ROFL! (Just playing boyz)

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    A-fucking-MEN...

    and this is from a Canadian's point of view in response to James Hetfield's stupid remark:





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    Uff da! I thank God on a frequent basis that I did not get into Metallica back in the early to mid '80's and have to live with the constant dissapointments that this "band" has given it's fans in the last 15 years.

    I opted for the VH soap opera, but I'll tell you what, I'll take it any day of the week.

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    On fans not sympathizing with the rich, Ulrich says, "So it becomes about 'these greedy rock stars.' But understand, 80 million records later, I don't know what the f*ck to do with all the money I have. The real issue, for me, is choice. I want to choose what happens to my music."

    I can see the bumper stickers now..."My songs, My choice"

    "It's a SONG, not a download!"

    You know, I saw Summer Sanitarium in SF and at the end James said,"We are Metallica...and so are you!"

    I don't mind the Napster business, but the self-righteousness of it is leaving this Metallica fan cold...

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    On James' various appearances as a guest (COC, South Park):
    JN: "I can't play my shit, but he can go play with other people."

    JH: "My name is not on those records. And I'm not out trying to sell them."

    I'm starting to see Newsted's point more and more...

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    Who cares what they have to say about anything?

    I gave away my M******ca albums to my friends I hate them so much!

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    I notice the very tail end of the interview was edited.

    Smart move.

    And they're just self-destructing from within...realistically, I don't think I can give Metallica longer than 2003 before they retire.

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    Okay Lars, you don't want me...

    You FUCKING DON'T HAVE ME



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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    Okay Lars, you don't want me...

    You FUCKING DON'T HAVE ME



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    And THAT, friends, pretty much sums it up!!



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    I can't understand why they are taking outright shots at the fans. If they want to insult Napster, that's fine, but to smack the fans in the face is a total insult.

    And James' comment about Canada? That's why stupid people shouldn't be allowed to speak.

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    Agreed, Glenn...And James not "allowing" Echobrain to be released is the ESSENCE OF COMMUNISM!!!

    "You will do what the state says, Mr. Newsted!"

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:
    And James' comment about Canada? That's why stupid people shouldn't be allowed to speak.

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    I've got 15 "Free Speech For The Dumb" jokes brimming off the top of my head

    I like their music, don't get me wrong, but the people who have been making it have turned into hypocritical assholes, I'm afraid

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