Metallica frontman James Hetfield spoke in an interview with La Tercera. He was asked about his thoughts about Donald Trump, and the answer was:

“Everyone has an opinion about Donald Trump, I think. My opinion stays with me. I’m a singer and guitar player in a rock band.

I hate politics. I don’t wanna talk about politics. It’s not important to me. What’s important to me is connecting people with music. Politics, religion… things that sep… they separate people. They make people…

I love talking about it and my thoughts, but I think it gets in the way of people getting to understand all of you.


I have no idea. I could probably sit down and like everyone on the planet, if you get to talk with them and understand them.

But, yeah, politics, we try to stay away from that ’cause it polarizes people. If I sit here and say that I hate Trump or I love Trump, someone will think, ‘Oh, I don’t like his music anymore.’ It’s silly. So I like to keep it about music.”

Apparently, James Hetfield prefers to stay away from politics. As someone who closely follows Metallica fans, I think that James’s attitude will be welcomed by fans.

You can watch the entire interview from here.

  • frustrated

    “I wish you luck in that endeavor”.
    But your lyrics are full of politics and religion and all sorts of other stuff.

    • Timmy Curran

      But those aren’t necessarily his personal opinions on the topics.

      • Matthew Miller

        Not to mention, he’s never specific on names or groups with his older political shit either. So, yeah… They’ve been “political” in the past, but never polarized for any particular side.

  • Brian Kuebel

    To me he is a total cop out and weak to not express himself , what a sellout. Tells me he is a real pussy if the fans like the music his opinion on Trump will mean nothing , but He is all about the money. So to me you are a pussy James and you are about the money not the music.

    • Timmy Curran

      How retarded are you exactly?

      • Brian

        Pretty fucking retarded.

    • Kenny Showalter

      stupid fucker u are

    • Mathew Wartan

      they’re still the f’kn shit!!!

    • Michael Chmiel

      And to me your response is a cop out. I find it refreshing that somebody keeps it about their music and doesnt try to jump on the hate band wagon. He’s a musician and his stance on a fucking Politician is irrelevant. All it can do is create more hate and seperation. What I DO find hilarious is how many of you claim to hate Trump and yet he won the election. Many are lying, as they voted for him and just dont have the balls to admit it.

  • Michal Marchwiany

    Oh papa H… have an opinion! You deserve one!

  • We try to stay away from that ’cause it polarizes people. Best answer right there nuff said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGOfew3wSgQ