"Metallica, as you know, has been selected to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
So, it is with much respect that I say congratulations!
"I also had the nice surprise of hearing that they called to invite me to the pre-ceremony party the night before,
and then to the actual ceremony. Unfortunately, as you all know, I will be winding down our European tour with Judas Priest,
so I will be unable to attend. However, I'd like to say to Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield,
I am so very proud of all you have accomplished.
I will continue to pray for the very best for you and your families, as I always have.
"Thank you for the invitation and thinking of me."
“我对他们邀请我参加典礼前天晚上的预演感到非常的高兴和惊讶，而且此后我还会被邀请参加正式的颁奖典礼。可是非常不幸的是，正如你们所知道的，我要和 Judas Priest（犹大牧师）乐队一起进行欧洲的巡回演出，所以，我将不能参加颁奖礼。但是，我非常高兴地想对Lars Ulrich和James Hetfield说：我对你们所取得的成就感到非常的骄傲。我将会和我往常一样，继续为你们和你们的家人祝福和祈祷。