Metallica frontman James Hetfield confessed that the fans would hardly like him if they knew his dark side and the “horrible things” he’s done in his life.

He told Road Recovery: “You wouldn’t really like me if you knew my story, if you knew what horrible things I’ve done.

“I’m coming to grips with that, ’cause I have groups of people that I’m able to share all my horrible stuff with – shameful, extremely shameful, dark stuff. Some of it is things I’ve taken from my parents and carried it a little further. “Other ones, I’ve been able to drop some of that. Other ones I’ve picked up on my own and then created… Shame’s a big thing for me.” He continued, “Playing music has saved my life. Every day saves my life. When I’m able to write… write a riff, write some lyrics, stuff like that… it’s the way I connect with the world. And so I think kids that do have the gift of art, writing painting, drawing, designing, metalwork, woodwork… any craft-type stuff… caring for that… caring for that.


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