James Hetfield: 'I Don't Know Why We Waited So Long'
Around 500 METALLICA fans were lucky enough to attend a special question-and-answer session with the four members of the band on October 29 at Polyforum Siqueiros in Mexico City (video above).
On what inspired them to make their new album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18:
Kirk Hammett (guitar): "Maybe because we were late on making it."
James Hetfield (guitar, vocals): "It's what we do; we make music. It took a long time. People got mad. And I realized when we were playing the album for some of the journalists that it's such a great feeling to give birth to new music and how it makes other people feel made me feel good. So I don't know why we waited so long. Make sure we don't wait so long again, okay?"
Lars Ulrich (drums): "Get tattoos that say, 'Don't wait so long,' and send them to us."
The long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic", "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.