The co-founder and legendary frontman of Metallica, James Hetfield has revealed a lesser-known occupation of him, which he got back during the self-quarantine days, and talked about how he spends time in lockdown in his hometown Colorado.
During the recent video interview Hetfield gave to SiriusXM, he has disclosed his views about the deadly COVID-19 that affected the entertainment sector, as well as countless fields, so badly. James said that, like many musicians, they have been out on the road forever and now they have taken a big hit as all live activities got canceled or postponed.
Since the tours and shows seem so far away, Hetfield said that he has turned back to some other things he knew and enjoyed doing. He said that he has begun to write material for the band and also has got in the garage to tinker and weld.
Unveiled this rare fact about himself, James Hetfield explained he made some bird feeders that draw about 50 different birds every day near his house. Staring out the window to them, Hetfield defined this view as his new kind of TV.
James Hetfield added that he welded a couple of things for the All Within My Hands foundation, as well. Founded by the band members of Metallica, the organization is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
Here is what James Hetfield said during the conversation about his lifestyle in Colorado:
“We’re pretty fortunate here up in the mountains that COVID hasn’t really locked us down as much as some other places. And I feel for the people that live in the big cities. But out here, you can still get out, bike ride, raft, fishing, shooting, hunting — whatever it is.
I’ve got lots of friends here that I couldn’t have before, so [I’ve been] hosting barbecues and having people over and building a community with friends that I wasn’t really able to do before. Cause, ‘Oh, I can’t do that, ’cause we’ve gotta go next week. We’ve gotta rehearse. We’ve gotta do that.’ So, [I’ve] actually [been] taking time to build true friendships.”
“Not that I don’t have them, but locally, it’s been a huge thing for me. And getting in the garage. I love getting in the garage and just tinkering, doing some more welding. I welded a couple of things for the All Within My Hands foundation… I’ve made some bird feeders.
I’m right now staring out the window at about 50 different birds that come up here and eat. That’s kind of my new TV right here. So, just enjoying nature a lot more and enjoying my life the way it is now.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.