(Talking about himself and his music before Metallica) James Hetfield: I was in a band called Obsession. And then there was another band called Leather Charm. Then I met Lars.
(Talking about his drinking) James Hetfield: If I'm hung over, I'd rather just stand on the side and play. We wanted to get a frontman but no one sang good enough so I just did both.
(Talking about his years in High School) James Hetfield: Back then (in highschool) you'd look under the music section of The Recycler for heavy metal, and there's like two people. The same people every f*ckin week into 'sex and Motorhead.