Metallica have lasted over 30 years and it's natural that talk of their retirement comes up in interviews but James Hetfield says the band won't be like KISS or the Scorpions and launch farewell tours that aren't really farewell tours.
"I don't think that's fair to anyone," Hetfield says in the latest issue of Kerrang. "Kiss' farewell tour for the 10th time? Scorpions were done and then they tour? You can't say that and then not do it.
"I don't know what's in store for us. I don't want to go on the history of how other bands have done it. We're unique in our own path and unique in how our path ends."