March 25, 2005


Metallica's James Hetfield on Rock and Therapy (Terry Gross, January 28, 2005, Fresh Air from WHYY)

Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist James Hetfield was a founding member of the metal band Metallica. His time in rehab is chronicled in the documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which tracks the band at a time of crisis and is now on DVD. We rebroadcast an interview with Hetfield from Nov. 9, 2004.

There's a funny bit in this interview where Terry Gross asks how he feels about Guantanamo inmates being tortured by having Metallica and PBS kid show themes blasted at them. Apparently she assumed he'd echo bandmate Lars Ulrich and whine about it, but instead Mr. Hetfield not only says he'd find it torture to have to listen to metal music for hours but seems rather happy to be doing his part for the WoT.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2005 5:15 PM
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