Chat session with James Hetfield in Stockholm, Sweden for Aftonbladet
May 27th 2003
Moderator säger: We're running a little late, but the chat will begin shortly.
James Hetfield säger: Hello it's James here, and it's great to be here in Stockholm.
Metallica rocks säger: Which of your other albums sounds the most like St. Anger?
James Hetfield säger: ... and justice for all
Sofia S säger: How are things working with the new member of the band??
James Hetfield säger: Rob is amazing, he was meant to be with us. He has an amazing attitude, and a great bass player. it's been an easy transition.
Lars säger: James! Thanx for the music. Are you and Lars as tough on the other band members as the press say?
James Hetfield säger: used to be but not anymore
Greven säger: Which are your 3 favorite METALLICA albums?
James Hetfield säger: St Anger, Ride the lightning, Black album
Andrew säger: James, now since you've been in rehab and all, do you drink at all or nothing?
James Hetfield säger: Zero alcohol.
Helena N säger: What is the best thing about touring?
James Hetfield säger: Going home. Seriously...connecting with eyes of the fans that understand what we're doing
Danne säger: When and where are you going to play in Sweden next year??
James Hetfield säger: Not sure yet...but it will be an indoor tour of St. Anger
Valis! säger: Any Swedish bands you're particularly interested in? I noticed entombed were invited to the listening party, and they are among the very best!
James Hetfield säger: ABBA...*laughing*
Valis! säger: Any band that inspired you to go "harder" again?
James Hetfield säger: everything I hear on the radio that I don't like soft metal
JeppeJ säger: Hi, I wonder what measures you have taken not to let your new album leak out to the public for mp3 sharing etc? Good luck with the new album! /Jesper
James Hetfield säger: Thank you. All the files that we were doing were in a vault, nothing was leaving the studio
Duffman säger: Who would you mostly (dead or alive) like to do a song with?
James Hetfield säger: Phil Lynnot, Thin Lizzy
Jaymz_rules säger: Can you give me a tip on how to become a guitar player as good as you?
James Hetfield säger: well...*thinks long*...don't practice much
wallforz säger: Which Metallica concert is your favorite? Moscow 91?
James Hetfield säger: Yes, either that or the summer sanitarium tour with Korn at the Los Angeles
Christer säger: Hallo James, what is you favorite music in this moment?
James Hetfield säger: a band called cky
gc säger: What would I have to do to become a drummer of Metallica?
James Hetfield säger: have shoes that smell like vinegar
magician säger: Hi! How do you manage to keep up a good show on stage, tour after tour?
James Hetfield säger: eat your vitamins
MandusForsell säger: Which of the bands you have toured with are the band you are proudest of have toured with?
James Hetfield säger: difficult question... say, AC/DC (monsters of rock tour) and
Ozzy in 1986
Piphaz säger: can you feel the spirit of ol' Cliff here in Sweden? I can. Respect to you all. James Hetfield säger: Yeah, the spirit of cliff lives in our hearts and is alive and well wherever be go.
James Hetfield säger: thanks to everyone asking questions... love and respect, James.
Moderator säger: Thanks to James Hetfield and all the chatters!