Metallica singer James Hetfield says he moved out of San Francisco because he was ‘sick of the elitist attitudes’ and ‘showing up with a deer on the bumper doesn’t fly in Marin County’


I’ve got my issues with Metallica, but on the whole I like them. Their music was definitely some of the most interesting to come out of the 1980s. And I always respected the kids in the black Metallica shirts who could shred on guitar. It wasn’t my style but I always respected them. I’ve always respected James Hetfield too.

(From The Daily Mail)

James Hetfield, the co-founder and lead singer for the successful heavy metal band Metallica, left his home in the San Francisco Bay Area because of an ‘elitist’ attitude.

In an interview Friday with radio talk show host Joe Rogan, Hetfield says that after decades of living in Northern California, he grew tired of the negative reaction from locals who did not look kindly upon his political views and lifestyle choices.

‘I kind of got sick of the Bay Area, the attitudes of the people there, a little bit,’ Hetfield said.

‘They talk about how diverse they are, and things like that, and it’s fine if you’re diverse like them. But showing up with a deer on the bumper doesn’t fly in Marin County.’

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