Metallica Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Metallica Quotes from Brock Lesnar, Christina Grimmie, David Draiman, Joey Jordison, Robert Trujillo. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I don’t need anything to get me up at the gym other than ‘Metallica’ and ‘AC/DC’.
Brock Lesnar
There’s a band called Pantera that I listen to, and then Metallica’s ‘And Justice for All.’ If you listen to a little bit of that before you go on stage, you’re pretty much set for the whole show.
Christina Grimmie
‘Fade To Black’ – just this amazing construct: a song that defied the definition of what Metallica was perceived to be at the time.
David Draiman
Without Metallica, we wouldn’t have a lot of the bands that we have now.
Joey Jordison
Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time, but that’s what’s special about it.
Robert Trujillo
We absolutely cherish our kids. But the fact that we all have them – it’s definitely created an additional bond. It’s not just Metallica – it’s our families. And we also have Metallica.
Robert Trujillo
I dated someone in the ’90s who was really into Metallica, and I remember thinking at the time, ‘That just sounds so heavy and hard.’ But they have great ballads! Great ballads.
Hannah Simone
I’ve been a fan of Metallica and friends with those guys for a long time and that was just great – half Alice In Chains and half Metallica playing together.
Jerry Cantrell
My first gig with Metallica was at San Quentin State Penitentiary.
Robert Trujillo
Metallica is a wonderful key to have on my key ring. I can go anywhere – it’s great.
James Hetfield
On ‘Metallica,’ I recorded six or seven different guitar solos for almost every song, took the best aspects of each solo, mapped out a master solo and made a composite. Then I learned how to play the composite solo, tightened it up and replayed it for the final version.
Kirk Hammett
When I was very young, it was Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I’d play air guitar on my bed. They’ve been the thread throughout my life.
M. Shadows
I shot a Metallica video in Hollywood, and there were, like, 100 people on set. There was even a guy there to put antiseptic gel on my hands. Amazing. If I asked for that on a Danish set, they’d probably kick me out of the country.
Thomas Vinterberg
You don’t hear Metallica complaining about Pearl Jam.
Brian Posehn
Metallica is a big, huge influence and inspiration. That’s who Babymetal aspires to become some day.
Moa Kikuchi
Strangely enough, I’ve become a Metallica fan.
Rodney Crowell
Before we joined BABYMETAL, we weren’t that familiar with metal, but we learned a lot from Metallica. Watching their shows and even meeting them, they were really nice to us.
Suzuka Nakamoto
When I came into Metallica, I had to do justice to Cliff’s work, but I also had to put my own signature on it. No one could be Cliff Burton; Cliff Burton was the Jimi Hendrix of bass.
Jason Newsted
I like the original Metallica version they did on ‘Garage Days’ – ‘Last Caress’ and ‘Green Hell.’
Glenn Danzig
I am a music freak. My tastes run the gamut from Willie Nelson to Metallica to Miles Davis.
W. Earl Brown
A lot of the metal bands that were around when Metallica put out ‘The Black Album,’ now they’re playing clubs, and Metallica is playing stadiums.
M. Shadows
I didn’t realize Metallica was as big as they were. I just thought it was my buddy Kirk’s band – we went to high school together. I wasn’t really following metal.
Les Claypool
When Lars said, ‘We want you to be in Metallica,’ I was blown away.
Robert Trujillo
There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it’s called Metallica.
James Hetfield
Journalists constantly ask Metallica if the success of their new album means they’ve had ‘the call’ to record a Zeppelin cover album yet.
Antony Johnston
When I was a very young kid, the first music that really turned me on was a new wave of British heavy metal – big, dumb rock music. There was a band called Diamond Head – they were basically the band that inspired Metallica. But I also liked bands like Saxon and Iron Maiden.
Steven Wilson
Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.
Jason Newsted
I feel that music is such an inspirational form of energy, as baseball is. And especially with Metallica, believe it or not, our shows are very physical. Sports is a very physical thing, too.
Robert Trujillo
I’ve learned that there’s a signature Metallica sound, and if we stray too far from that, our fans get impatient, or they just don’t understand, or they miss the point. And I’m not saying that’s a good thing or a bad thing; it’s just something we have to contend with.
Kirk Hammett
As long as it says Metallica on the record it’s Metallica.
Lars Ulrich
I’m a die-hard Metallica fan, I know the guys.
Jim Breuer
What’s the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don’t listen to me, don’t listen to James, don’t listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers.
Lars Ulrich
I didn’t like the way I was let go from Metallica.
Dave Mustaine
Once I could drive, I spent all my time in the city going to metal shows. I missed the first couple of Metallica shows because I was lame. By the time I got into them, they were playing places like the Kabuki.
Brian Posehn
When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like – bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was – at the age of 15.
‘Tallica Parking Lot’ is, basically, roughly about a four-minute animated short which is centered around the parking lot of Metallica, and that can be anywhere in the world.
Robert Trujillo
I grew up with my dad’s music, so my introduction to rock was Alice Cooper and Cinderella and Dio and Black Sabbath, so I was listening to a lot of dude bands – Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, all that stuff.
Lzzy Hale
Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.
Michael Fassbender
Without Metallica, I wouldn’t play the way that I do.
Joey Jordison
I always say, ‘Hey, I’m in Metallica, but I wasn’t on the Black Album.’
Robert Trujillo
I was mostly influenced by bands like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest – Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ was also a hell of an inspiration.
Dimebag Darrell
What we’re doing is special and unique in its own way but still keeping it heavy. For me as a listener, part of the journey I’m on with Metallica, there’s just a certain edge that needs to be there.
Robert Trujillo
Who were the biggest acts in the world in 1987? Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I shamelessly pandered to surfers and skateboarders, and in pictures from then, you’ll see Slash and those guys wearing N.W.A stuff. If they thought it was cool, people in Kansas and Wyoming would buy it. That’s how we broached the subject.
Jerry Heller
To me, rock n’ roll is rock n’ roll. I try to think of it as that. To me, Funkadelic and Metallica exist in the same world.
Ty Segall
That is one thing about playing with Guns N’ Roses and Metallica: everyone wants to interview you.
Zacky Vengeance
I think every Metallica album is unique in its own way.
Robert Trujillo
Most bands play one style of song. If you listen to Metallica it all sounds exactly like Metallica, and if you listen to Black Sabbath it all sounds like Black Sabbath. I like AC/DC a lot but you can pick those sounds out on the radio in a heartbeat because they all have certain things in common.
Eric Carmen
I listen to either romantic classical music, Brahms or Beethoven or something like Mozart, or I go all the way contemporary and listen to Metallica or Adele, Radiohead, jazz, whatever it is that is completely opposite.
Ramin Djawadi
If we’re compared to Metallica, the greatest metal band in the world, I think that’s actually a pretty damn good compliment.
Johnny Christ
I’m glad that we can add something new to the fold that Metallica’s not going to bring to the table, and they’re going to do what they do.
M. Shadows
Without Metallica, I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing. I have every Metallica record, of course, and I would spend hours on drums in my parents’ basement with the stereo behind me, cranking those records and learning Lars’ drum beats, beat by beat.
Joey Jordison
With Metallica, it’s hard. I tend to like it all, but the older stuff, when we get into the deeper cuts, it really excites me personally.
Robert Trujillo
I tell you very honestly, 1 billion percent, I have never regretted leaving Metallica.
Jason Newsted
I think everyone’s trying to come up together and bring up other bands along the way, and we’ve always been really blessed to have bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden take us under their wing and say nice things about us.
Zacky Vengeance
There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.
James Hetfield
Metallica’s ‘black’ album, when I heard that and I heard Lars’ playing, and I just was, like, you know, ‘Wow! Something really neat’s been accomplished here.’
Bill Ward
We’ve never been shy to admit that Metallica is a huge influence in our lives and on our music.
Johnny Christ
Metallica – they’re so demonic, they’re crazy, I don’t know how they do it.
Dee Dee Ramone
At 18, I moved to L.A. with my heavy metal band Avant Garde, which was very much influenced by Metallica. At 19, I got a job at Tower Records, and everything started to change very quickly. I started listening to the Velvet Underground, Pixies, early Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and also earlier music like the Beatles.
Rivers Cuomo
I do love the term ‘rocker.’ The word itself imbues a ton of imagery and romance. But I don’t think a rocker needs to have AC/DC and Metallica and the Black Keys rumbling through their car speakers speeding headlong into the night.
Duff McKagan