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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:28 pm
Metallica frontman James Hetfield appeared with his band at Live Earth, although he disagreed with the message:
Interviewer: You played at Live Earth. What are your thoughts on the climate crisis. What can Metallica contribute to [the whole process]?
Hetfield: I really avoided the press around the Live Earth day. I didn’t quite agree with what was going on there. Politics drive me crazy, and I don’t like talking politics. Politics get in the way of things; they get in the way of getting things done, and getting our music across is what we wanna do — we don’t wanna cloud it with ‘Democrat, Republican,’ whatever. Our philosophy is ‘think for yourself’ at the end of the day — do what you think feels right. I really believe that humans will survive. I have a lot of faith in mankind that we will overcome and adapt — whatever it is; whether it’s man-made or God-made, or Earth/Mother Nature — we have a lot of smart people on this planet that will make something good out of bad.
Something good came out of Live Earth, at least for Metallica; the band’s sales are up by around 800%.