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Metallica Responds to St. Vincent's Quip About 'Fashion Kids' Wearing Band's T-Shirts

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Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield of Metallica perform in concert at Palau Sant Jordi on Feb. 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

A few days ago, St. Vincent quipped on Twitter about the fashion trend of wearing old metal T-shirts.

“I want to be the kind of asshole who sees a fashion kid in a vintage Metallica tee shirt and insists they be able to sing at least one song from ‘Ride the Lightning,'” she wrote.

Metallica responded to the tweet with: “Give ‘em a break if they don’t know the words to ‘Escape.’ --,” referencing a deep cut from the album.

Wearing old metal tees has been a point of contention for some. Last year, Dee Snider went in on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for their “ironic” T-shirt usage, though Metallica frontman James Hetfield doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.

In an interview last year, he said, “When I see some kid out on the street with his parents and he’s got a Metallica shirt on, whether he’s heard of us or not, it’s a statement, you know? It is a statement, so I love that.”

See the tweet thread below.

This article was originally published by Stereogum. 


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