James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet of Metallica performing live on stage at Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK

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We Could Be Looking at Another 20 to 25 Years of Metallica

October 31, 2018

The guys in Metallica are in their 50s. Can you see them doing their thing when they're in their 70s and 80s? Because THEY can. Lars Ulrich says, quote, "A lot of people are retiring, and we feel very energized and rejuvenated. I mean, we wanna go long. We hope we can get another 20, 25 years out of Metallica. I don't know what it's gonna look like, I don't know what it's gonna sound like, but that's in our heads."

He added, quote, "When you were 17, you only think of, like, the next five minutes.  'Where is the next beer?  Whoo!'  So that's kind of the different mentality nowadays."