57 years old (Born on August 03, 1963)
American, Musician; He is famous from Metallica co-founder/singer/rhythm guitarist.His musical inspirations are Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Venom, Nick Cave, Rocket From The Crypt, `The Misfits`, Black Sabbath, Diamond Head. Metallica's hit 1991 song "Enter Sandman" was inspired by fears and nightmares Hetfield had as a child. He originally wrote the 1991 hit "Nothing Else Matters" as a personal song, not intended to be played in front of anyone else, but Metallica drummer and band mate Lars Ulrich convinced him to use it for a Metallica song, which he did. Metallica`s 1991 song "The God That Failed" was based on the death of Hetfield`s mother as a child, because as a christian scientist she believed that her faith in God alone would be able to save her from cancer. Has his kids names tatooed on his chest.
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Fun Facts About James Hetfield
Frontman James Hetfield was originally in a short-lived band named Leather Charm, alongside bassist Ron McGovney (who spent only a year in Metallica). When Hetfield decided that his band Leather Charm should move to be more serious, the band broke up. Shortly after, Metallica was born. (metalstorm.net)
James Hetfield was a janitor before making it big with Metallica. (Metal Edge magazines may 1987.)
Is a skilled hunter.
He describes himself as rugged, honest, stubborn. (allmetallica.com)
His wife Francesca is from Argentina and a former costumer for his band Metallica. (ww.imdb.com)
In 1991, Hetfield blew his voice doing a cover of the song "So What" during the recording of the album Metallica, and had to be completely retrained. (metalstorm.net)
He likes hunting, hot-rods, anonymity, snow boarding, street hockey, wake boarding, cigars, choppers, guns, wood work. (allmetallica.com)
Member of The National Rifle Association.
Suffered second-degree burns through a stage pyrotechnic accident while touring in Montreal, Canada, 8 August 1992.
Vocalist and guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica.
Daughter, Marcella Francesca Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 8 lbs 5 oz and measuring 21 1/4 inches long. [17 January 2002]
Daughter, Cali Tee Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 8 lbs 4 oz and measuring 20 inches long. [13 June 1998]
Son, Castor Virgil Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz and measuring 22 1/2 inches long. [18 May 2000]