James Hetfield talked with BBC, about the lyrics of new Metallica album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Hetfield says:

“It’s dealing with fame – and for everyone’s that’s their goal: “I want to be famous!”

And there’s also the topic of, “Man, are we really doing this right?” In the timeline of history, man has been around for a nanosecond and [I’m asking]: “Are we done now? Have we had our time?” There’s a lot of polarization going on in the States, and I see it other places as well. But it just seems like you have to get more extreme to balance out the other extreme. We’ve got to find some balance in the middle here somewhere.

We stay away from politics from religion. That just seems to polarize people even more. We all have our own beliefs but, at the end of the day, we’re trying to connect with people and it seems like political views don’t do that as much as music does.”

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