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James Hetfield of Metallica Talks About Chris Cornell and Being On Tour [Part 1]

Watch part one of this exclusive, two-part interview

May 25, 2017

It’s been an insane year for Metallica. Between the massive success of their latest album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and their current WorldWired Tour, the guys have been staying busy lately.

But despite all of that, James Hetfield still managed to sneak in some time to chat with our sister station WAAF in Boston about their tour and how it’s all about the fans. Seriously. Even if you’ve got nosebleed seats, Metallica wants you to feel like you’re in the front row. And what’s up with the fire? The answer’s simple: Why wouldn’t you want 40-foot flames at your show?

Hetfield then opens up about the death of Chris Cornell and the tragic loss suffered by not only the grunge community, but the music world at large. Watch below:

Check back soon for part two of this exclusive Metallica interview!