“Stop being an asshole and go shoot my new band.”
One of the greatest quotes in metal history you may have never heard. That was uttered by Metallica’s manager in the early 80’s to famed rock photographer Ross Halfin.
Since then he has followed the band from their early days on the club scene to headlining major festivals all over the world.
Spin has posted a photo gallery of his work.
There is always a little bit of controversy when talking about the biggest names in thrash metal. I know I have been taken to task on a few occasions by my references to the so-called “Big Four.” I freely admit that as much as I love metal, I am not the most knowledgeable about its history. So what? I know what I like and I recognize the bands who have influenced my love of the genre for so many years. Read More
METALLICA’s James Hetfield famously slammed GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose’s rider when the two bands toured together in the early ’90s in a video that became a YouTube hit.
Hetfield picks up where he left off with Axl’s 2010 rider and tells Byron Cooke of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M what he really thinks of GUNS N’ ROSES. See how the videos compare below.
“I’ve got nothing against GUNS N’ ROSES,” Hetfield tells Cooke. “I mean, he’s doing what he wants to do at this point. I don’t know if there’s much ‘guns’ or ‘roses’ in any of that, but it’s Axl, and he is Axl and he has not changed or waned one bit, and I kind of respect that.”
Axl’s requirements haven’t changed much over two decades. The same booze, the same cheese… However, Axl now needs a bed in his dressing room. “What does he do, sleep at the gig?” Hetfield laughs.
Read more from Triple M.