Metallica frontman James Hetfield made sure he avoided the media during the band's appearance at the London leg of Live Earth in July (07), because he dislikes "talking politics".
The Enter Sandman rocker agreed with the anti-global warming message of the international event, but wanted to avoid preaching to music fans.
Hetfield says, "I really avoided the press around the Live Earth day. I didn't quite agree with what was going on there.
"Politics drive me crazy, and I don't like talking politics. Politics get in the way of things; they get in the way of getting things done, and getting our music across is what we wanna do.
"Our philosophy is 'think for yourself' at the end of the day - do what you think feels right.
"I really believe that humans will survive. I have a lot of faith in mankind that we will overcome and adapt - whatever it is. Whether it's man-made or God-made, or Earth/mother nature, we have a lot of smart people on this planet that will make something good out of bad."