Watch: Metallica on Colbert

Metallica rocked the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday night(5/15/17) on the Late Show w/Stephen Colbert. They played the song “Now That We’re Dead” from their latest release, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

James Hetfield of Metallica will be missing more than his family on the band’s stadium tour — he’ll be missing his bees.

Hetfield has started beekeeping as a hobby, and he tells the New York Post that it can turn quite painful. He says, “I had to move a hive one time, and one bee got perturbed, and that sets them all off. I’m in my bee suit — everything’s fine except I didn’t put my boots on because it was hot. One area of my ankle was exposed and, of course, I end up with about 20 bee stings. If one stings you there, they all sense it and swarm there. That was not fun. I just had to throw my foot in a bucket of ice.”