James Hetfield of Metallica recently did a video for the RoadRecovery Youtube channel and sent out a message to young people who are struggling with addiction.
Hetfield said, “I know we’re going through some rough times, and I’m just here to send a message of hope and that you’re not alone – that we’re all living this together and that we’ve been given a gift of music, which is a great thing to lean on and rely on.”
Adding more about music, Hetfield said, “When I get really emotional, that’s when I write lyrics. When I get in a really happy, good mood, that’s when I start writing riffs. That’s just what I do, and you’ll find your own thing. But you’ve been given a gift of music, and to utilize that in great times and in struggles.“
Hetfield himself has battles alcohol addiction.
Do you think some of Hetfield’s best music has happened while struggling with addiction?