Metallica’s James Hetfield Reveals How He Can Relate To Chris Cornell’s ‘Darkness’


Metallica frontman James Hetfield discussed Chris Cornell’s death in a new interview with WAAF, and how he can relate to Cornell’s darkness.

“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 … 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.”

Metallica frontman James Hetfield made a brief remark about Chris Cornell’s death at shows in Foxborough and Columbus (Rock on the Range) over the weekend.

At the end of performing “The Unforgiven,” James Hetfield said: “We forgive you Chris.”

Watch video of Hetfield mentioning Cornell below.