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Lostprophets' Watkins 'Scared' Of James Hetfield

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Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins tells Launch Radio Networks he grew up worshipping Metallica and especially frontman James Hetfield while touring with the group in Europe last month, and he admitted he was a little nervous around his idol. "James would come out to the dressing room and hang out, and sit down and chat, but I was just scared all the time," he explained. "You know, I just couldn't get past the fact that he was James Hetfield. And I'm not like that with most people. Most people, it's like, 'whatever,' but this is James Hetfield. And he's very imposing anyway. I mean, he's like one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, but he's still James Hetfield, so he's still scary."

Source: Rockdirt

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1. nin writes:

haha, metallica toured with lostprophets....honestly people, where does it end. hilary duff?

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2. cj caldwell writes:

matellica rules and there guitar rifts are a$$ kickin

# Jul 23, 2004 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jaddowns writes:

Metallica touring with crap lost prophets, oh my god. Metallica rule. Prophets Drule. James is a really mint guitarist but what about Kirk Hammett, he makes Metallica.

JAD

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4. Muffy writes:

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5. nin writes:

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# Jul 23, 2004 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KENJI ACCURA writes:

LOST prophets??? are youLOOZIN YOUR F****** MIND!!!!

# Jul 23, 2004 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. PATHETIC ADDICT writes:

sh**head don't be scared of James he's too hot!!!!your f***in scary go die!!!!!!!!!

# Jul 23, 2004 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. MetalFANATIC writes:

wow you guys are terribly mean people. its their life. leave them alone.

METALLICA KICKS @$$!!

# Jul 23, 2004 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dancing monkeys writes:

man i bin listing to Metallica since the day my mom brought my a$$ home. They always have and always will be my fave. no matter what. i admit that they have done some stupid things lately but mark my words man: They will come back bigger and stronger than ever. it's like when they were unknown they had to work up. they are well known but they just have to come up with some good heavy sh**. now go smoke a joint and quit hatin on Metallica. They are metal gods. Peace and drugs dudes.

# Jul 25, 2004 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Michael writes:

I'm sorry you are wanna b bad a$$ motha f***as. you have no lives considering the way you treat people. you should be ashamed of the way you treat people. i'm sure the band would be embarrassed to have some of you as fans, you should treat people with respect. And if you think you're gonna have sex with a woman with that attitude you better think again! really i expect more from people who come from first world countries.

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12. shutthefuckupmichael writes:

blow me

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13. brokenwings13 writes:

you are absolutely right michael. they ain't getting laid at all.

i've been listening to Metallica for a long time. I'm gonna go see them
next month for the first time. Metallica, who has been around for 20 years, will
stay around longer than lost prophets will. even if Metallica is the first to go,
just count the years.

# Aug 4, 2004 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Aggressive Perfector writes:

I think metallica should get rid of "metal" because they're not a metal band and just be"lica" because they
they lick d***s.

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

agressive protector-You need to be slapped!!! just cause you don't like
them doesn't mean we have to put up with your crap.

SHUT UP!!!!

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ummm how about cheese writes:

ummmm? i don't know? james is spicey HOT!!!! ;-)
he he he O:-)
anybody know his nationality? just curious..............................................

# Aug 13, 2004 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. god dammit nin writes:

i hate you so much.
MUFFY WHY DO YOU EVEN TALK YOU DUMB WHORE

# Aug 13, 2004 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. chelsea writes:

i luv lostprophets but im sad cause i found out sumthing sooooooooooo u still rule lostprophets

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19. cc writes:

all of lostprophets are wastes cause there gay oh well

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20. chelsea writes:

y is ian watkins gay im depressed very

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. odl metallica kicks bootaaayy and new metallica can suck my metal balls around my wrist writes:

(sarah) hehe yeah i get to see metallica in a month to ...so brkenwings u gonig w/ ur bro? i love that one song "one" lol it's awesome i'm listening to it right now

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. MarineChick007 writes:

i don't see why anybody should be afraid of James Hetfield!
he's such a nice guy! and a great asset to metal. METALLICA ROCKS!!!

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brad writes:

hes a huge motherf***er. and ryan was headbanging during some kind of monster

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24. MarineChick007 writes:

and what relation are you to ryan?

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brad writes:

hes my sidekick

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brad writes:

when i say jump he says ok ok please dont hit me again sir

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27. brokenwings13 writes:

i have a bunch of those, i call them my minions.

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MarineChick007 writes:

so i'm guessing he's your little brother then?

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brad writes:

no ryans not related to me. he just worships the water i walk on

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ryan writes:

haha f*** you brad, you always were inferior to me and you know it. although i will be stealing that worships the water i walk on line

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31. brad writes:

you better not a$$hole. im the only one cool enough to use that

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. KMADD writes:

Maybe Lost Proshiitt should be afraid of their Sheeiitty music!!!

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33. Marlon Brando writes:

Lost Prophets are f*ck*n punk.

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Anselmo writes:

I been hearing alot of sh** about these Welsh clowns and I have got one thing to say. Fúck em all and I mean f*** EM ALL!!

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MarineChick007 writes:

ok, so basically he's your monkey-boy and is supposed to do whatever you wish?

# Aug 21, 2004 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. brokenwings13 writes:

sounds like your related, anyway......
has anyone heard of what happened to what we were talking about?

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37. dernit carol (look i'm using ur tip)(sarah) writes:

why didn't u answer me BROKENWINGS13 BROKEN WINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 BROKENWINGS13 did i get ur attetion yet ???? are u going w/ ur bro or what? to the metallica concert

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38. brokenwings13 writes:

I DON'T KNOW YET!! I HAVE TO WIN TICKETS!! THAT IS A LAMEA$$ EXCUSE BUT I'M BROKE!! unlike you who got i don't know, 4 tickets from your mom and dad!!!

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39. ASSFACE writes:

METALLICA OWNS ALL U f***ERS THAT DONT LIKE EM.

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40. brokenwings13 writes:

YEAH!!!!!

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41. BULLSHIIAAAAATTTT(sarah) writes:

MY FUUUCKING BRO PAID FOR THEM so uuuuggghh lol my mom paid for the rest of the tickets this last year:-)

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42. brokenwings13 writes:

ok, sorry, still what seats did you get? the floor seats or the resevered seats?

# Aug 22, 2004 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. (sarah) writes:

i already toldu FLOOORRR i'm so happy to

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44. (sarah) writes:

oh yeah who loves moshing i ABSOUTELY LOVE IT OMG IT'S GREAT CAROL u GOTTA get in a mosh pit it's so fun

# Aug 22, 2004 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. brad writes:

no matter how much he wishes ryan does not share the same bloodline as me. I'LL KILL YOU AND YOUR DREAMS TONIGHT BEGIN NEW LIFE. ok now that thats over with hes just my mascot. he dresses up in a pirate costume quoting lines from peter pan

# Aug 22, 2004 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. brad writes:

and no matter what they play its pretty hard to mosh to metallica

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