James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician and songwriter best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter and lyricist for the American thrash metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering an advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.
|Full name at birth||
James Alan Hetfield
|Claim to fame||
Metallica co-founder/singer/rhythm guitarist
|Date of birth||
3 August 1963
|Place of birth||
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
6' 1" (185 cm)
180 lbs (81.6 kg)
Skin on right arm (the skin still has an ither color because of his scars due to the pyroincident in 1992)
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