James Hetfield Says Metallica Are ‘Average’ Players
March 24, 2023 7:48PM EDT
Metallica is one of the most successful bands in the history of rock – but apparently it’s not due to their instrumental prowess.
In fact, James Hetfield considers he and his bandmates to be no better than “average” in a new interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine.
He said “I know we’re all really average players, but when you put us together something happens“.
Hetfield says that chemistry doesn’t always carry over to other musicians: “Getting up and jamming with people is like a nightmare for me.”
Metallica will release their new album 72 Seasons next month, followed by the massive ‘M72’ world tour.
Do you consider Metallica to be ‘average’ players, or is Hetfield selling himself short?