The Time James Hetfield Nailed The ‘Double Bass Section’ Of Metallica Classic One
Metallica frontman James Hetfield who isn’t quite known for his drumming skills once did an excellent job at playing drums for the band’s iconic song ‘One,’ during a performance back in 2011, while Hetfield didn’t only play a random portion, he actually performed the hardest part, ‘double bass’ section.
As many of you know, ‘One’ is one of the most classic Metallica songs which was released as the third and final single from their fourth studio album, ‘…And Justice for All’ on January 10, 1989. The track is one of the band’s most popular pieces and has remained a staple in their live performances, furthermore, the song even won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, making it the first-ever to win in that category.
While the whole world knows James Hetfield as one of the best frontmen in the world, and he’s known for his incredible talents as a guitarist as well, there were times when Metalica’s lead vocalist revealed his drumming skills on several occasions, moreover, he’s the drummer of his side band, ‘Spastik Children.’
While there are numerous live performances in which James Hetfield proved himself as a talented drummer, one of which was a drum battle with his own bandmate, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, fans don’t often see him performing one of the band’s songs, especially iconic ones with rather hard drumming parts.
However, James Hetfield likes a challenge and there’s performance to prove that in which James Hetfield plays drums for the monumental track, ‘One’ in San Francisco on December 9, 2011. Hetfield performed the ‘double bass’ section of the song which is the hardest past according to many while waiting for Ulrich to come on stage which was an unbelievable moment for the fans.
Here is what a fan said:
“No joke, he plays it better than Lars.”
Here is what another said:
“Holy hell, with a little bit of practice he might actually make a decent drummer.”
You can see the YouTube video below.