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Metallica’s James Hetfield shares his thoughts on Chris Cornell’s death

Posted by on May 24, 2017

Last weekend we saw Metallica pay a tribute to the late Chris Cornell after his unexpected death. We are sure certain musicians will continue paying homage to the late icon, and while Metallica was in Boston for their show on Friday (19) in Foxborough, frontman James Hetfield spoke with rock station WAAF about the loss.

“Well, it does make you hug those around you, for sure – bandmates, family that’s out here, family at home. It makes you realize that you know, there is a darkness that anyone and everyone can find and feel that they’re trapped in. And when you’re there – and at least I know the depth of my darkness at times—it is difficult when you’re in that space to even fathom that there’s someone there that can help you or has been through that before. Sometimes you’re at such a loss…

I can’t… obviously, can’t explain what he was going through, but we all have our darknesses… And check in with each other – check in with each other. Let each other know how you’re doing.

Yes, it’s a sad story, and there’s a lot of sad stories recently, especially in the grunge world, losing a lot of people. And for us, Lemmy and all of the things that have been happening in the last couple of years, it just makes us feel even more grateful to be out here doing what we’re doing here.”

Hetfield is correct – the grunge world has been hit it hard in terms of losses. Lately, people have been stating Eddie Vedder is the only one left from that era. It’s a sad time and exactly what Hetfield said, we have to look out for each other.

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