5 Songwriting Tips From James Hetfield of Metallica

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 18, 2021 • 5 min read

A good songwriter knows how to mix lyrics with melody to create a song that evokes emotion in millions of people. James Hetfield of the band Metallica wrote some of the biggest hits in heavy-metal music, helping the band sell 125 million records. James provides his tips for writing your own songs that speak to the masses.