65 Metallica Quotes On Success In Life

These Metallica quotes will inspire you. Metallica is an American heavy metal band.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Metallica quotes, Metallica sayings, and Metallica proverbs.

Best Metallica Quotes

  1. “There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it’s called Metallica.” ~ James Hetfield
  2. “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
  3. “Life is for my own to live my own way.” ~ James Hetfield
  4. “Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.” ~ Michael Fassbender

  5. “There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.” ~ James Hetfield
  6. “We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.” ~ Kirk Hammett
  7. “Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home.” ~ Cliff Burton
  8. “People say that being kicked out of Metallica is what drove me to be better and faster in Megadeth, but i was faster and better than Metallica when I was in Metallica” ~ Dave Mustaine
  9. “Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it’s all-metal, but on the inside, it’s very delicate.” ~ Kirk Hammett

  10. “I went there anyway-knowingly, willingly-because I wanted a number one hit. I wanted what Metallica had, even if it meant selling a piece of my soul to the devil.” ~ Dave Mustaine
  11. “As long as it says Metallica on the record it’s Metallica.” ~ Lars Ulrich
  12. “Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it’s a Tarantino movie. You don’t go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  13. “I’m married to Metallica.” ~ James Hetfield

  14. “If we were to hit the level that Metallica or somebody like that hit, we’d have had a hard time dealing with it. I think it would have been our doom. It’s hard for anybody at that level.” ~ Gerald Caiafa
  15. “Metallica lives in a little bubble. We just do our own thing. We’re not part of any trends or waves or fads. We can just do our own thing, all the time. It’s a great luxury. I don’t think we were really appreciative of it until recently, and really understood that it is what keeps us alive. It’s great to be able to have the freedom to run around and do all this crazy stuff, and at all cost, avoid making another record, just to piss our managers off.” ~ Lars Ulrich
  16. “Doing things the way you see it, going by your own heart and soul, that is pure artistic integrity. Whether the hair is six or sixty inches long, the eyes have make-up or not, the riffs are in ‘E’ or ‘F’ sharp, the amps are Marshall or not, all those things don’t matter if you are doing it for the right reason, which to me means doing it for yourself!!” ~ Lars Ulrich
  17. “Metallica is a wonderful key to have on my key ring. I can go anywhere – it’s great.” ~ James Hetfield

  18. “Metallica came along for me at a time and had an affect on me that I feel is the most pivotal moment of my life. I don’t think there’s been anything else that’s even come close that’s affected me in the way that that band did when I was a child when I was 11 or 12 years old, and where it went from there.” ~ Jeff Kendrick
  19. “The day Metallica’s over, i’m not going to put an ad looking for another band. I’ll put my drumsticks on the shelf and there’s 14 other things I wanna try. Metallica’s the only band I’ve ever been and it’s the only I ever wanna be in.” ~ Lars Ulrich
  20. “Megadeth doesn’t sound anything like Metallica.” ~ Dave Mustaine
  21. “Metallica is the world to me – it always has been, and that’s not going to change. I’m married to Metallica.” ~ James Hetfield
  22. “One of my few shortcomings is that I can’t predict the future.” ~ Lars Ulrich

  23. “Metallica’s the only band i’ve ever been in. I’m not sure that when it ends in five, ten years, I’m going to put an ad in the paper saying, ‘stupid drummer looking for stupid people to play music with,’ Metallica is it and I think when that ceases, that’s it.” ~ Lars Ulrich
  24. “It wasn’t enough for Megadeth to do well; I wanted Metallica to fail.” ~ Dave Mustaine
  25. “When I left New York, after getting fired from Metallica, all I remember is that I wanted blood. Theirs.” ~ Dave Mustaine
  26. “Usually when I’m mad, I’d rather listen to angry music than soothing music – more heavy metal, some Metallica or something.” ~ Matt Kenseth
  27. “Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.” ~ James Hetfield

  28. “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
  29. “As iconic a band as Metallica has become, I think sometimes we forget just how raw they were in the beginning of their career, and to a 15-year-old kid like me, it was just shattering. I mean, it was beyond.” ~ Corey Taylor
  30. “What Metallica always tries to do, as we go around and play a lot of the same cities, over and over again, year after year, is to give a different experience. We try to never play the same venues, or if we play indoors, we’ll play outdoors, and all that type of stuff. It’s always about just trying to do a different kind of experience.” ~ Lars Ulrich
  31. “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

  32. “I got into one Metallica record. That was about it. I never got into AC/DC or Black Sabbath or any of that. I was interested in the side of heavy metal that had interesting guitar ideas, but that was a very short-lived thing.” ~ M. Ward
  33. “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.” ~ Juanes
  34. “Some people can’t physically hear things. A kid that listens to Metallica or something can’t hear that, because he’s filled himself up with this stuff, he physically can’t hear a banjo or a harp or something.” ~ Elvis Costello
  35. “We were nominated [for Grammy] once before for our album 1916. We were up against Metallica at the time and they had just sold a quarter of a zillion albums.” ~ Lemmy Kilmister

  36. “Ridley Pearson also plays bass guitar and sings with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of such successful authors as Amy Tan, Stephen King, and Dave Barry-a band that, according to Barry, “plays music as well as Metallica writes novels”.” ~ Otto Penzler
  37. “The United States military is now using the music of Metallica and other heavy metal bands to break the will of Saddam Hussein supporters to get them to talk. Theyre blaring heavy metal music at them. That should make the artist feel pretty good, huh? Put your heart and soul into your last CD and the Army is using it to torture people.” ~ Jay Leno
  38. “I work to loud music – hard-rock stuff like AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses, and Metallica have always been particular favorites – but for me the music is just another way of shutting the door.” ~ Stephen King
  39. “One of the great ironies of my career is that people imagine me as some sort of hardcore metal guy because of the Metallica film.” ~ Joe Berlinger

  40. “My mom is Christian, and she wouldn’t let us listen to rock music. So me and my brother, we had this tape player with head phones, and we locked ourselves in the pantry. We were fighting over the headphones, sitting in the dark pantry listening to Metallica.” ~ Joel Madden
  41. “I don’t think Metallica sits around all day wondering why country music fans don’t embrace them.” ~ Anthony Jeselnik
  42. “The Metallica film was like this incredible life experience where I learned the most through guys that stereotypically you would think couldn’t offer much to you. That’s what I love about the film: It explodes your stereotype of them – they’re not just a bunch of lug-heads banging on the guitar.” ~ Joe Berlinger
  43. “I was into alternative stuff, but I was also open to a little bit of hard rock and metal, like Guns N’ Roses, Metallica.” ~ Girl Talk

  44. “Grunge, like Nirvana and all that. Heavy metal, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns and Roses, drum and bass. I like to listen to it and try and break down what makes a fan of that music say ‘Ah fuck that other music’, do you get me? Trying to figure out what makes them tick, I always try and break that down with every piece of music. But the energy in that music, I love it.” ~ Dizzee Rascal , Metallica quotes love
  45. “That’s why I think it hurt us, whereas these other bands [I’m assuming he means the other Big 3 -Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica] they kept doing their thing, just METAL. METAL. METAL. METAL. We didn’t do that, we took a little but of a turn.” ~ Charlie Benante
  46. “We’ve played with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, The Ramones. You name any punk band and we’ve probably played or toured with them all the way up to and including Soundgarden, who we’ve toured with three times now. We also toured with Metallica for a year. But yeah, Megadeth was the only one we were a little sketchy about because um, it was a little sketchy.” ~ Reed Mullin
  47. “I’m not Metallica, you can tell that I’m really not that angry in most of my songs.” ~ William Fitzsimmons

  48. “I hated it so much as a child. I just didn’t like it when punk bands went metal, it really bothered me. It was happening left and right in the 1980s. It started I think with D.C. bands – G.I., Soul Side, they went metal. Right at that time, R.E.M. was coming out, these more kinda feminine bands, and I was more drawn to that than to go metal. And you remember MTV, with the bad metal. But even Metallica, it just wasn’t my direction.” ~ Stephen Malkmus
  49. “Lars [Ulrich] of Metallica is one of the worst drummers I’ve ever heard, but they hide it because they spend millions recording.” ~ Slim Moon
  50. “I started playing guitar when I was 12, and I started getting into more metal, like Maiden and Metallica… Of course, as I kind of got better and better in the guitar, I was listening to more guitar players, so then I got into, I guess, more of the prog side.” ~ John Petrucci
  51. “I would say that I’m very proud that Metallica plays heavy music – but equally proud that we don’t think like a heavy-metal band.” ~ Lars Ulrich

  52. “Then about 12 years ago it dawned on me that folk music – the music of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, early Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger – could be as heavy as anything that comes through a Marshall stack. The combination of three chords and the right lyrical couplet can be as heavy as anything in the Metallica catalogue.” ~ Tom Morello
  53. “The story I always recite – and have had to recite so many times over the years to different lawyers and different people within Universal – is that the business end of Mo’Wax was basically, like, ‘Give us the big ones samples first, and we’ll see how we get on.’ And I gave them the six or seven that were, to me, the ones that were the scariest, and the biggest use. It wasn’t about the big names, necessarily – although that played into it a bit, with people like Bjork and Metallica.” ~ DJ Shadow
  54. “My biggest influences were 1980s punk and metal. Metallica were my biggest influence because they were good at everything – riffs, energy – but with such an ear for melody, it was hard not to get pulled into it and become a fanatic.” ~ Corey Taylor
  55. “I was into Metallica when they first started, like when Kill Em All came out.” ~ David Pajo

  56. “I didn’t like the way I was let go from Metallica.” ~ Dave Mustaine
  57. “My kids listen to everything because I listen to everything, so it’s not far-fetched to hear them playing Metallica and then playing A Tribe Called Quest or N.W.A.” ~ Big Boi
  58. “I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit.” ~ Kevin McKidd
  59. “Metallica – they’re so demonic, they’re crazy, I don’t know how they do it.” ~ Dee Dee Ramone

  60. “If you grew up in my generation, you’re going to be influenced by Run DMC, the Beastie Boys and also listen to Metallica – it wasn’t segregated anymore.” ~ Vanilla Ice
  61. “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
  62. “As big as Metallica are, they’re still not like a pop act. As big as they are, they’re still not U2 or Lady Gaga. It’s still underground.” ~ Scott Ian
  63. “Soundgarden and Metallica, The Ramones, Everclear… I think they all wanted to see if we still knew how to play.” ~ Rick Nielsen

  64. “Part of me also knows that this generation is the least racist and most pro-gay, so that’s great. But they have a real lack of gravitas. And they have no taste in music. Vampire Weekend? Can we play some music, please? Can we rock out for a minute? Where’s your Metallica?” ~ Greg Behrendt
  65. “As much as Metallica rocked, they always had these song names… ‘The Thing That Shouldn’t Be’. ‘The Chair That Wasn’t There’, you know?” ~ Bill Burr

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