I think it was on blabbermouth or some nonsense I read an interview with James about the 90s era metallica. He totally put it on Kirk and Lars! Like seriously he said it was all their idea and he just went along with it! It kind of made me sad really. Load was a good album with some badass songs on it. That have his name all over the writing credits btw... People love the black album. Reload was pretty weak but you can't expect a lot from an albums worth of rejects from the previous album. The only things they really should be ashamed of are St Anger and that touchy feely reality show crap that went along with it. Well ok the symphony stuff was pretty terrible as well. But to blame it all on Kirk and Lars? Come on, Jim!