Band also reveal they're addicted to 'health stuff'
However,they will be giving ‘Chinese Democracy’ a listen and have even given frontman Axl Rose some praise.
“I thought we took a long time to make an album,” joked the singer, “but you know he’s late for everything, so it makes total sense.”
Hetfield went on to say that Rose is an impressive performer.
He said: “He’s [Axl] a good frontman. He’s eccentric, but all artists are. If they don’t show that they’re quirky, they’re lying to you. They’re either pretending they’re not or they’re pretending they’re an artist.”
Hetfield also revealed that Metallica, who were famed for their excessive lifestyles in the past, now have new vices.
He said: “Instead of the booze and pills it’s the health stuff; we’re addicted to that.”