James Hetfield on new METALLICA album: “I’ve written tons of material”

James Hetfield told SiriusXM “Town Hall” for the next METALLICA album. He also reveals “I’ve written tons of material” for this upcoming album.

The thrash metal band releases #MetallicaMondays every week. And, waiting for the live shows get back to the old days. But the pandemic couldn’t stop METALLICA because they also recently announced the ‘Encore Drive-In Nights‘ series. With this drive-in concert series, They will get a chance to meet their fans. This concert series also presented by the most known event production ‘Encore Live’ company. Since last June 2020, ‘Encore Live’ production has partnered with drive-in theaters across the USA or Canada regions. However, the member of the band already wrote new materials for the new album.

During on appearance on SiriusXM “Town Hall” on August 27th, James Hetfield talks about the upcoming METALLICA album:

For me, and I don’t wanna sound ungrateful, ’cause 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, it’s tough — it’s taken a big hit. For us, we’re road dogs — we’ve been out on the road forever.

So you’re either on the road or you’re writing. So the obvious thing is, ‘Well, we’re not on the road. Start writing.’ So, I’ve written tons of material. And I’m sure there are lots of musicians out there that are just, like, ‘Okay, what can I do? I’m gonna write and just get into that,’ which I love doing.

I’d say the other huge thing that’s come out of this is getting to stay home in my hometown here [in Colorado], so I’ve been building community with friends, doing outdoor stuff,” he continued. “We’re pretty fortunate here up in the mountains that COVID hasn’t really locked us down as much as some other places. And I feel for the people that live in the big cities. But out here, you can still get out, bike ride, raft, fishing, shooting, hunting — whatever it is.”

Hetfield also added:

“I’ve got lots of friends here that I couldn’t have before. So I’ve been hosting barbecues and having people over and building a community with friends that I wasn’t really able to do before,” he added. “Cause, ‘Oh, I can’t do that, ’cause we’ve gotta go next week. We’ve gotta rehearse. We’ve gotta do that.’ So, I’ve actually been taking time to build true friendships. Not that I don’t have them, but locally, it’s been a huge thing for me. And getting in the garage. I love getting in the garage and just tinkering, doing some more welding. I welded a couple of things for the All Within My Hands foundation…

I’ve made some bird feeders. I’m right now staring out the window at about 50 different birds that come up here and eat. That’s kind of my new TV right here. So, just enjoying nature a lot more and enjoying my life the way it is now.”

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