Lead vocalist James Hetfield of Metallica performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival held in New City's Central Park in New York, NY, on September 24, 2016

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WATCH: James Hetfield of Metallica Still Gets Nervous When Performing [Part 2]

May 26, 2017

Yesterday, you got to hear Metallica’s James Hetfield open up about being on tour and explain the impact of Chris Cornell’s death. But today, we’re keeping things a little lighter in the second half of our sister station’s (WAAF in Boston) two-part interview.

First, Hetfield tells us which two rockers had a major influence on him growing up. He then goes on to explain what it’s like to perform in one of the biggest metal bands of all time. (Spoiler: It’s as awesome as you’d think it is.)

Watch below as he shares some seriously cool Metallica moments.

Want more Metallica? Watch drummer Lars Ulrich share some background on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct and more in this exclusive interview!