During a recent chat with Metal Hammer, drummer Lars Ulrich mentioned that he can be ridden with insecurities sometimes, also pointing out how members of Metallica have grown to be comfortable with sharing their vulnerabilities with each other.
“There are times when you’re not as comfortable being vulnerable and showing your insecurities, and all these things make you put on a harder shell.
“But certainly in our current frame of mind, we’re very comfortable with things like that. We love each other and we respect each other and we admire each other.”
Ulrich was also asked how his Metallica bandmate James Hetfield is doing after his most recent stint in rehab from a few years ago, saying:
“He’s doing great. Like all of us… Do I have my own worries and insecurities? Of course. I have good days, as a band member, as a parent, as a life partner, a song, a friend.
“Then I have other days where I feel like a f*cking idiot or a loser or my head is not screwed on straight, I’m an a*shole or whatever.”