Well, here's something we didn't expect.
Metallica lead singer James Hetfield recently revealed to Kerrang!, "Are we Beliebers? Yes."
Drummer Lars Ulrich added, "Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid's really talented and obviously to go through what he's going through at that early age must be a mindf--k. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he's super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes 'One', and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go."
Bassist Robert Trujillo says that as long as the Biebs avoids any drama, you can count him as a fan. "As long as he stays out of trouble, I'll be a Belieber," he dished.
Metallica's support comes after Bieber was videotaped earlier this year covering their song "Fade to Black."
Wonder if Metallica will be covering any Bieber tunes in the near future?!