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Metallica's James Hetfield 2015 Favorites Includes Justin Bieber

12/17/2015
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(Classic Rock) James Hetfield has published a handwritten list of his favorite things that happened to him in 2015. The Metallica frontman cites staying alive, watching his children grow up, having fans join him onstage at numerous concerts and shooting a sniper out a moving helicopter among his best memories of the year.

His favorite music moments included Baroness's upcoming album Purple, getting his "best" guitar sound yet, Pepper Keenan's return to Corrosion of Conformity, meeting Robert Plant - and Justin Bieber being photographed wearing a Metallica T-shirt.

The pop star faced backlash on social media from metal fans after appearing on the Ellen Show wearing the top last month, as well as posting a photo of himself wearing it on Instagram in June.

But Metallica said in a 2013 interview with Q Magazine that they were fans of the singer. Hetfield said: "Are we Beliebers? Yes." Drummer Lars Ulrich added: "Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid's really talented and obviously to go through what he's going through at that early age must be a mindf***. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he's super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber." See Hetfield's list here.

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