Tag Archives: James Hetfield

Why Jason Newsted never had a chance in Metallica

Jason Newsted‘s time with Metallica coincided with their rise from the underground to one of the world’s biggest bands. But internally, the bassist’s time was difficult, enduring numerous pranks from the other three members and never feeling like an equal. Now, two experts suggest that, even though Newsted was in the band for 15 years, it was, in retrospect, doomed ... Read More »

James Hetfield on fear of turning 50

James Hetfield has triumphed over band turmoil, changing trends and even fire itself, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t afraid of anything. Take responsibility, for instance. The Metallica frontman opened up on the subject during a recent interview with Road Recovery (which you can watch above), admitting, “I’ve been afraid of responsibility my whole life, not wanting to take responsibility ... Read More »