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JAMES HETFIELD Says METALLICA Fans Are Like The ‘Ultimate Family’

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed by Andy Langer of Time Warner Cable News prior to the band’s June 6 performance at the X Games in Austin, Texas.

Asked what it feels like to get such a strong reaction from the crowd every time METALLICA performs live, Hetfield said: “Well, it’s like an ultimate family for us — especially for me. When I’m able to just be honest and ask, ‘Hey, help sing this part,’ or I screwed up the words and they sing it for me. It’s, like, ‘Man, they really do have our back.’ And we don’t look at things as mistakes. There are no mistakes that happen. There’s just unique ways of doing it for that day. We go up there and we play it. So there’s just such a freedom when you have… When the crowd has your back, there’s such a freedom to be able to even explore more up there or to even do better. ‘Cause you know you’re not out there to impress people, you’re out there just to deliver what you’ve got in you.”

METALLICA currently has three dates on its calendar between now and mid-September: two shows in Quebec City, Canada and an appearance at the Rock In Rio festival.

Despite insisting that work has been proceeding on a new CD, METALLICA has spent a lot of time outside the studio in the last year, with activities that included a string of European all-request shows last summer, a week-long residency on “The Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and stints at both the Rock In Rio USA and Lollapalooza festivals.

(via Blabbermouth)

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