Metallica haben am 10. September in Paris erstmals Manunkind von Ihrem neuen Album "Hardwired To Self-Destruct" live gespielt. Hier seht Ihr eine Pro-Shot Aufnahme des kompletten Songs.
James Hetfield hat den Song gegenüber dem FanClub Magazin "SoWhat" wie folgt beschrieben: "[This song is] biblical, the Garden of Eden. 'Wow, you've got it all, but you want more?' You've got all this greatness and then it's torn… the biblical story… but let's get back to the goodness of man. Man is sinful and has to crawl and try to make up, it's like we're always down below in the higher power's eyes, [and] we have to prove ourselves over and over daily that we're not evil. And having faith in this world [where] everyone's out for themselves. Finding the negative in a bunch of stuff is… at the end of the day, have faith in man. Instead of just blaming it on mankind. Yeah, there are some unkind people out there, but having faith that we get through that, or they learn about it, or somehow they become more part of the solution instead of the problem."