- Metallica. The theme of the song could also be applied to the fact that people like to drive their lives (like their cars) too fast. It seems to be one of James Hetfield favorite songs as he later said before a concert played at an Oakland Raiders game, "We have to play Fuel...'cause it gets me pumped up." (taped on Some Kind Of Monster.) The song was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammet , and was released as the third single from their seventh album, ReLoad. Metallica have frequently played the song in concert over the years, including the 1999 live album S&M with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, Avril Lavigne performed a live cover of 'Fuel' on the Metallica edition of the tribute show, MTV Icon. Lavigne's version appeared on the bonus CD included with the limited edition of her DVD My World. Iron Horse covered the song as well. In Guitar Hero, the part "f*** 'em men" is censored. This song appears in Guitar Hero: Metallica. "Fuel" is a song by
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