Bieber even donned the ensemble (a relic of the thrash legends’ 1986 world tour, at which time the popstar was not yet even a skidmark on the underpants of existence) during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show earlier this year.
Needless to say, Metallica purists were left feeling some St. Anger round their necks:
Justin Bieber singing "Sorry" on The Ellen Show while wearing a Metallica t shirt is probably the least metal thing to have ever happened.
— SCHOOLBOY KU (@djku) November 10, 2015
Justin Bieber is fake as fuck wearing that Metallica shirt on TV boiiii
— andrew (@StoneFreeAndy) November 10, 2015
And so on.
But now, either Hetfield is the Master Of Trolls or else he genuinely dug The Biebs’ Metallica fashion statement, naming it in his Top 10 list alongside other personal highlights of 2015, such as seeing his kids grow, getting what he calls the “best” guitar sound for Metallica’s new album, meeting Robert Plant, hearing the new Baroness album, Pepper Keenan rejoining Corrosion of Conformity – oh – and still being alive.
Check out Papa Hetfield’s list and decide for yourself, via Blabbermouth, below: