Jimmy Page and Jack White both loved Metallica's St. Anger, according to Bob Rock

James Hetfield performs onstage (left), Jack White and Jimmy Page
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Bob Rock has said that both Jimmy Page and Jack White told him that they loved St. Anger – Metallica’s much-maligned eighth studio album, released in 2003. 

The producer was speaking on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he was asked about his role in St. Anger. Though he acknowledged the album's less-than-enthusiastic reception, Rock largely defended the band's creative decisions, in addition to sharing anecdotes of praise from the two electric guitar heroes.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.

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