Metallica’s James Hetfield Reveals How He Passed The Time During Lockdown


Like the rest of us Metallica’s James Hetfield has had to think of ways to pass the time during lockdown, and he has revealed he has used his time to write “tons of [new] material”.

Speaking at a SiriusXM Town Hall event last week he said:

“For me – and I don’t wanna sound ungrateful because I know there’s a lot of people out there that are struggling because of this Covid.”

“Where I live, it’s all service industry. And, obviously, the music industry is tough – it’s taken a big hit.”

“So the obvious thing is, ‘Well, we’re not on the road. Start writing,’” Hetfield said.

“So [I’ve written] tons of material. And I’m sure there’s lots of musicians out there that are just like, ‘OK what can I do? I’m gonna write and just get into that’, which I love doing.”