METALLICA frontman Hetfield was interviewed on Brazilian TV prior to the band’s March 25 live performance at Lollapalooza Brasil at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo, Brazil. You can watch the short chat under.
Asked if playing for Brazilian audiences is a particular experience for the band, Hetfield said: “Well, of course. I am just a human making art, and when other individuals take your art to their heart and you connect with them, there’s always an extra feeling of belonging, of home, of connection, of family. So Brazil is certainly one of METALLICA’s most fanatical countries of them all, so, yeah, we love coming to play here every time.”Download Our App
Hetfield additionally spoke about the band’s longevity and how making new music helps the heavy metal genre’s most internationally renowned band keep relevant.
“For us, we’re explorers, and we understand that a lot of bands don’t get a career like we’ve had — 36 years — and having a new album out that’s almost as important as the other albums,” he said. “It’s a blessing; there’s no doubt about that. We do our best, and that’s all we can do. And at the end of the day, we’re writing and playing songs that we like to hear.”