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James Hetfield explains why he doesn’t like taking pictures with fans

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James Hetfield explains why he doesn’t like taking pictures with fans

During a conversation with iHeartRadio, James Hetfield confirmed that he doesn’t really like to take photos with fans, as reported by a fan who happened to meet the musician casually.


Read what he said:

“I’m actually terrified that I might irritate somebody, I’m afraid if I say, ‘No, my kids are here, I’m having a family time,’ the person turns to me and says I’m an idiot, I’m afraid this will happen.”

“I don’t take photos, I don’t sign autographs, I’ll shake your hand and I’ll talk to you for five minutes. I’d rather do that than to have the impression someone stole a piece of my privacy.”

“If I acted otherwise it would not be nice for me and I would end up being pissed off, and resenting myself would not even want to exchange ideas with people. So I prefer to talk just as much as acting like a kind of idol”.

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OCT 06 Austin, Texas, United States  Austin City Limits @ Zilker Park

OCT 13 Austin, Texas, United States Austin City Limits @ Zilker Park

OCT 16 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Fiserv Forum

OCT 18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States PPG Paints Arena

OCT 20 State College, Pennsylvania, United States Bryce Jordan Center

OCT 22 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Spectrum Center

OCT 25 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Wells Fargo Center

OCT 27 Buffalo, New York, United States KeyBank Center

OCT 29 Albany, New York, United States Times Union Center

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NOV 26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States T-Mobile Arena

NOV 28 Boise, Idaho, United States Taco Bell Arena

NOV 30 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Vivint Smart Home Arena

DEC 02 Spokane, Washington, United States Spokane Arena

DEC 05 Portland, Oregon, United States Moda Center

DEC 07 Sacramento, California, United States Golden 1 Center

DEC 09 Fresno, California, United States Save Mart Center

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