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Zakk Wylde Denies He Spat Booze In James Hetfield's Face

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In the latest issue of Guitar World magazine, OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde addressed the Internet rumor that he spat booze in METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield's face when he asked to jam with Wylde.

"No, no. That's ridiculous," Wylde responded when asked if there was any truth to the rumor. "James is the shit. He is a brother and I love the guy. I just didn't think he was doing the right thing by hiring some high-price psychiatrist to work with the band after he got out of rehab.

"Here's what happened: James came on our bus and we were bullshitting. I said, 'Dude, why are you paying a psychiatrist 40 grand a month? He's raping you. Send the money to a children's cancer foundation. If I was in the band, you know what I would tell you?' And he goes 'What?' And I took a swig from my beer and spit it up in the air. And he goes 'Fuck that,' and walks off the bus. I went after him and told him I was just being a dork and that was that. I was just talking to him, being straight, because he's smarter than that. He's James Hetfield, damn it. He knows who he is and doesn't need some yahoo to tell him. It's like when Sharon Osbourne sent me to rehab a few years ago. Fuck that!"

Guitar World: What happened?

Zakk Wylde: "I just stood up and said, 'You know what? This is not for me. This is not BLACK LABEL. You guys are a bunch of losers and scamming fuckers, and I guess I'm in the wrong business. I should start the BLACK LABEL rehab and rape people 35 grand for 28 days.' The place was called Promises rehab, and I went, 'I'll make you a promise right now: I'm either going to kill someone in here or cap myself. Since suicide is not an option, someone else is going to die if I stick around.' And that was it. I jumped the fence, walked to a bar and watched the Nets and Lakers in the NBA finals."

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1. Dejackemo writes:

I dont know who to believe. Zakk is a pretty straight up guy but sometimes I feel like spitting in Hetfield's face cause I cant believe how sorry and slipshot Metallica is now. Hetfield is cool though. Cant we just spit in Lars' face?

# Feb 16, 2005 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ozman writes:

Zakk is the f***ing man. Hetfield needs some slapping around after these last couple of albums...what steaming pieces of feces!

# Feb 16, 2005 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. tattoocreator writes:

Hey ozman. I believe Lars has been slapping Hetfield's arse around for many years now. Lars might get all b****y and sue Zakk! hahahahah Lars is sucjh a fa**ot!!!

# Feb 16, 2005 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brokenwings13 writes:

Could all of you stop it!

# Feb 17, 2005 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Creeping-Death writes:

ha hetfield is a fukn legend but zakk is right..f*** that councelling sh**..its for p***y's, he shouldn't have spat beer..( what a waste!!) its kinda disrespectful to james but hetfield should regrow his balls from the kill em all days. \m/
METAL MILITIA MOTHER f***ERS!!!!!

# Feb 17, 2005 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. robert hilla writes:

HEY f*** IT THE ZAKK CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS AND NOT CARE A DAMM BIT AND FOR THAT MATTER JAMES DONT HIRE A SHRINK TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 17, 2005 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. LOK HIMMM writes:

i think that shrink must have fu*ked hetfields head up pretty good, cause he used to not be a pus*y with no sense of humor. zakk would still probably kick his as*, but at least james could have been a man about it. HIMMM!!!!

# Feb 17, 2005 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Metal_Militia writes:

ozman your are a d***. Bob Rock is the one to blame for the records.

# Feb 19, 2005 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metdallisha07 writes:

M etal is metal that's the way it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sh** HAPPENS MOTHER f***ERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 19, 2005 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jaffallica writes:

Hetfield is god ok. Being in the business for as long as he has takes its toll and he is doing stuff to keep him on a level. Zakk is a pretty cool guy but this time i think he overstepped. James deserves a bit of respect.

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Michael mother fucker writes:

I don't really know what to think because Zakk is a bad a$$ and Hetfield has almost become a fully functional p***y.

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BLACK DOG writes:

How James feels is how James feel's . He's been around long enough to do whatever he want's to do so when it's all been saide and done who cares ? I'm just glad Zakk did not do that . The man felt he had a problem so he dealt with it the best way he knew how . It's called being a man . Would I have taken this approach I can't say simply because I don't have anywheir near as much to loose .

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rue writes:

He's a good man, that Zakk Wylde. Im glad he told Hetfeld what he thought of that whole situation with the doctor. He needed that brutal honesty. On another note..BLS...and Metallica..two bands I can't wait to see live...

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. morningstar writes:

I couldn't have said it better myself.

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Sevil writes:

yeah will. hetfield does the respect you have for anyone. HE'S ONLY HUMAN.

# Feb 21, 2005 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BottomFeeder writes:

Damn! Stop with the Soap Opera Bullshizz already! You mofos dont even know zakk or james, so y do you involve yourselves by talking shizz about one or the other! They both f***ing rule! Ive seen tallica 11 times, and will see them 11 more if i can. I dont care what anyone says, I luv all METALLICA! They in my opinion are the most talented band in the universe. I have to say though that Zakk is my fav guitarist. Especially after hearing the new BLS cd Mafia!! He f***ing rules, glad he is keeping the metal alive. By the way going to see COC on Apr 10 in Seattle, cant wait!

# Feb 22, 2005 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BleedMetallica4Me writes:

Look James and Zakk ar both awesome and i believe both side of it. Maybe what happened is Zakk spit it in the air and hit James with some in the face or maybe they are both lying. Point is who really cares they both rule just listen to the d*mn music and be happy to be a Metallica fan and a Zakk Wylde fan. Now my little metal heads go forth and spred the words of truth. Metal is good so dont argue anjoy it while you can.

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Metallicat 666 writes:

Well I like Zakk and the BLS, and I love Metallica, who gives a sh** if Zakk spat in his face, even though he shouldn't of, but thats rock and roll people! Get over it. I've met only James Hetfield, and he's really down to earth a really nice guy, and he was totally different than he was in the movie, rehab I think really helped him. Rock on Metallica and BLS!! See ya at Ozzfest Zakk!!

# Mar 3, 2005 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. SHADOW SOLDIER writes:

Zakk Wylde is Zakk Wylde he dont care who the f*** you are he says what he feels and I appluad him on that but ido'nt think he would spit on James Hetfield come on.

# Mar 4, 2005 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. relentless austin writes:

It's just hyped up drama. People love that sh**.

# Mar 4, 2005 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Euphoria writes:

Metallica sucks.

# Mar 4, 2005 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. nckdvd writes:

james hetfeild would beat his a$$ if he did that sh**

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. nckdvd writes:

metallica is the sh** but bob rocks dumb a$$ f***s them up. james should smack that mop off his head for doing that sh**. zakk is the sh** too, but he still ain't got nothing on kirk.

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. nckdvd writes:

f*** you to who ever said metallica sucks

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal is the answer writes:

old metallica was the sh**, but after the black album they just went down hill, and look at them now. a bunch of media controlled weenies. but i'd still go see them any time they come to town, lol, what a tool i am

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. 532 ECB writes:

James is the man, he can do what he wants and that is that he has more money than most and if wants to hire a shrink big deal he will get the last laugh when that next paycheck comes rolling in.

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. BLACK DOG writes:

All the way to the bank.

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brad writes:

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

you

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Angel of Death writes:

Slayer Rulz

# Mar 12, 2005 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brad writes:

wait...what?


the woe of aftermath

# Mar 12, 2005 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. WyldeChylde writes:

Personally, I think that Zakk Wylde is a metal god. He is what he is and doesn't make any bones about it. Don't get me wrong. I love Metallica and James Hetfield. But for Hetfield to take such an offense to someone actually speaking their mind...well, that's his downfall. Zakk seems to be straight up. He doesn't hide behind "pretty" words or try to use a "politically correct" version of his opinions. He says what he feels and I think that is a great quality. He admitted to being a little brash towards Hetfield. I believe that the media just blows things out of proportion in order to have a story.

# Mar 13, 2005 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. BLACKDOG writes:

Of course would they make any money if they didn't do thing's to get our attention.

# Mar 13, 2005 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. AIM SN: KsERipsMyFaceOff writes:

dude zakk wylde is a drunk loser. James hetfield owns zakk wylde (and has better signature guitars too). He isnt a god, hero, or legend. Hes an arrogant, overdramatic, 80's fedup drunk who needs a life. BLS will never come close to Metallica.

# Mar 15, 2005 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BLACKDOG writes:

HARSH !!!

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