Metallica returns with ‘72 Seasons’; band not slowing down

FILE - James Hetfield, left, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform during the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Central Park in New York. Metallica’s latest album, “72 Seasons,” releases Friday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

This image released by Blackened Recordings shows “72 Seasons,” by Metallica. (Blackened Recordings via AP)

Zoom has been credited for keeping students and teachers connected, the judicial system working and fitness classes jumping. You can add a Metallica album to that list.