Metallica Hosts Masterclass On How To Be In A Band
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Metallica is hosting a MasterClass, and it’s all about being in a band. It launched on Thursday, and they were the first band to offer a class on the aforementioned platform. In the course, the rock legends will discuss songwriting techniques and proper communication, teach strategies for growing and staying together as a band, and share tips on developing and maintaining relationship with the audience, and many more.
“We have sustained our bond for more than 40 years because we’ve learned a lot about each other and ourselves over time,” frontman James Hetfield said in a statement. “In our class we not only teach MasterClass members how we write songs and find inspiration for our music, but how the experiences we’ve had together have contributed to successful creative collaboration.”
“He wants to say what he wants to say first because he thinks that’s important, that he won’t get heard. I understand that,” Hetfield said about navigating ego. “We’ve all got like that 18-year old in us that’s still wanting to run the show at times. Or I know when he’s sarcastic, he really means a little bit of that. So, I can take that with a grain of salt, but then also get past that and get down to understanding, ‘OK, here’s what he’s really saying.’ So, we all know each other and we continue after 40 years to learn more about each other.”
Their course also features the member dissecting their biggest hits like “Enter Sandman” and “Master of Puppets”. Subscriptions start at $15.