In a recently published chat with Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Hetfield was asked if he'd be game to work with the Super Bowl LI halftime superstar again, to which he replied, “I have no interest.” (transcription via Loudwire)
However, the Metallica guitarist-vocalist was quick to commend Gaga's exuberant work ethic, citing her boundless spirit in attempting to overcome the technical difficulties that plagued the pair's joint Grammys gig in February.
“But just being with her gave me a different energy, she goes beyond the limits, like us.”
Hetfield's apparent Gaga ambivalence seemingly stands in contrast to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's take on Gaga, in which he told Rolling Stone that she was the band's “quintessential perfect fifth member” and praised their collaborative Grammys performance.
“Her voice, her attitude, her outlook on everything is so awesome. [The performance] was so effortless and organic and she just has the spirit of hard rock and metal flowing through her veins. It comes really easy for her. There's nothing contrived; she just has this super warm, easy energy.”
Perhaps James is just putting on his “Poker Face.”
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