Metallica's James Hetfield announced on a recent podcast that he has moved from his longtime home in Marin County after he "got sick" of the attitude of Bay Area residents.
On an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast released Dec. 16, 53-year-old Hetfield told the host he now lives in Vail, Colorado. Hetfield said he chose Vail because that's where his wife Francesca grew up and when she's there, she "loosens up." But he also admitted that he felt out of place in Marin because of his love for hunting. A member of the National Rifle Association, Hetfield said that when he'd come home after a hunting trip with a kill strapped to his car, he got dirty looks.
"I kind of got sick of the Bay Area, the attitudes of the people there, a little bit. They talk about how diverse they are, and things like that, and it's fine if you're diverse like them," Hetfield said. "But showing up with a deer on the bumper doesn't fly in Marin County. My form of eating organic doesn't vibe with theirs."
Hetfield, who has been criticized for his hobbies and his involvement in a History Channel show about bear hunting, says he enjoys hunting because he wants to be close to the Earth.