Michael Fassbender has revealed that he is a big fan of heavy metal bands and used to have long hair, ideal for headbanging.
The Hollywood actor, who has won an audience of fans with starring roles in the films Shame and Prometheus, spoke about his love for bands such as Slayer and Metallica in a new interview with The Sun.
Speaking about his musical youth, Fassbender said: “When me and my friend Mike had a band I used to have hair down to my chest, ten-hole Dr Martens and combat shorts cut at the knee.
“My favourites were Metallica, Sepultura and anything off Slayer’s 'Reign In Blood'.
“I love the bit in 'Seasons In The Abyss' by Slayer, and I worked hard to learn Megadeath’s 'Rust In Peace' when I was younger.”
Fassbender has also starred in A Dangerous Method, Fish Tank, Inglorious Basterds and X Men: First Class. Meanwhile, a documentary tracing one fan's steps to meeting Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was released earlier this year.
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