Thursday, November 18, 2010

Metallica: James Hetfield interviewed for Japanese TV

Metallica’s James Hetfield was interviewed by Music Japan Overseas when the band played Japan at the end of September.

The video has finally surfaced.

As he travels the globe, Hetfield has developed an interesting theory on how he can predict the vibe of an audience, in advance of a show.

“If you see the way people drive in a city, you will see how good the audience is,” says James, “or you can gauge what an audience is like. For instance, in Japan: very polite, very together, everyone is organized – and same with the audience. Very organized, very emotional, very appreciative – but very respectful, and they love to listen to what you have to say.”

“And say, maybe in Buenos Aires,”
continues Hetfield, “it’s a little different. Everyone’s racing for the end…and it’s like that at the concert, as well.”

The interview features a clip of “Creeping Death,” taken from the band’s September 25 show in Tokyo.

Metallica – James Hetfield interview
Music Japan Overseas – September, 2010

Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Saitama Super Arena - Tokyo, JP – September 25, 2010