Metallica frontman James Hetfield talks about his passion for music

Metallica frontman James Hetfield described how music saved his life, and answered some questions from Little Kids Rock is a virtual benefit event.

James Hetfield and his band Metallica sure love working for a good cause. The famous frontman showed this once again by being a special guest to Little Kids Rock‘s virtual benefit this year. He talked about his passion for music and answered questions about his early musical life.

We also see some wholesome footage of James Hetfield with the kids. And he mentions the pressure of playing for the children, as well as the reason for it.

James Hetfield: Music has saved my life daily

Music has saved my life daily,” he said. ​It has been a passion of mine since the early, early times. Music has been an outlet for me, it has been a connection, it has been a best friend for me for my whole life.”

On the importance of music education, he continues, ​Having an option for music, music at schools, I’m an advocate for having an opportunity and a place for people to at least explore that. And if they find it helpful, that’s great. And it could turn out to be a wonderful career. I’m here as an example of how music has saved lives.”

The kids also asked Papa Het some questions about his childhood. When asked about the first instrument he played, James Hetfield replied:

“I just started banging on the piano. And I think I wanted to play drums, but my mom thought I wanted to play the piano.”

James Hetfield also mentioned his experience playing with the Little Kids Rock group, talking about the reason why he gets nervous in front of the kids:

“That was a lot of fun. I had a good time, my kids, my whole family was there. I was nervous getting up playing in front of some kids, you know.

A lot of times I think I’m supposed to know everything, and all of a sudden I forgot the song and my amp wasn’t working, but that’s all part of life, all part of jamming, all part of the moment. I was pretty inspired.”

Even the legendary musician James Hetfield seems to be feeling the pressure when he is playing for the kids, who see him as their idol.

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