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James Hetfield

James Hetfield
Background information
Birth name James Alan Hetfield
Born August 3, 1963 (1963-08-03) (age 46)
Downey, California, USA
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, bass, drums
Years active 1981–present
Labels Warner Bros., Elektra, Megaforce
Associated acts Metallica, Spastik Children
Website metallica.com
Notable instruments
ESP "Truckster" Signature model,
ESP "Grynch" Signature model, ESP "Iron Cross" Signature model, ESP JH-2 Signature model, Gibson Explorer
.James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Metallica.^ Metallica rhythm guitarist and vocalist , James Hetfield.
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^ Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.
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^ Metallica co-founder/singer/rhythm guitarist .
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Contents

Biography

Birth

.James Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963.[1] He is of English, German and Irish descent.^ James Hetfield, August 17, 1985 .
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^ Guitars are a major part of Jame’s life; he owns an extensive collection of older guitars ...particularly those manufactured in 1963, the year he was born.
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^ Hetfield was born to a truck driver and light opera singer on August 3rd, 1963 in Los Angeles.

.Hetfield's father, Virgil (a truck driver who later left the family) and mother, Cynthia (a light opera singer) were strict adherents to Christian Science, and accordingly, much of James' young life revolved around Christian Science.^ His father, Virgil Hetfield (a truck driver) and mother, Cynthia (a light opera singer) were devout and strict adherents to Christian Science, and accordingly, much of his young life revolved around religion.
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^ Hetfield was born to a truck driver and light opera singer on August 3rd, 1963 in Los Angeles.

^ In the words of lead singer James Hetfield, “What don’t kill ya make ya more strong.” That verse from “Broken, Beat & Scarred” sums up the life and times of one of rock’s top selling acts.
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.In accordance with their beliefs, Hetfield's parents strongly disapproved of medicine or any other medical treatment and remained loyal to their faith even as Cynthia was dying from cancer.^ Metallica front man, James Hetfield, has entered a rehabilitation facility to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other undisclosed addictions.
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[2]

Musical influences

.Hetfield was nine years old when he first began piano lessons, after which he took on his brother David's drums and finally, at the age of fourteen, he began to play guitar.^ Hetfield has always played rhythm guitar.
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^ Musically, he began at age 9 with piano lessons, then banging away on his brother David's drums and finally to guitar.

^ Hetfield was nine years old when he took his first piano lessons, before taking on his brother David's drums and finally picking up a guitar at the age of fourteen.
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[3] .He also was in a few bands as a child - one being Leather Charm and another Obsession.^ Leather Charm was largely a hard rock combo, playing a few originals and in addition to covers, such as Iron Maiden's "Remember Tomorrow".
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^ "For me personally, being the newer member, it's a great honor to actually play the old thrash style of music in this band," he humbly stated at one point.
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^ Autographed DEF LEPPARD motorcycle being auctioned for charity A one-of-a-kind motorcycle customized for the legendary bands DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY is being ...
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.Hetfield identifies Aerosmith as having been his main musical influence as a child,[4] and has said that they were the reason why he wanted to play guitar.^ Do you want me to play the music?
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^ Hetfield has always played rhythm guitar.
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^ Slagel agrees, and Lars recruits James Hetfield to sing and play guitar.
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Other bands and musicians such as Motörhead, UFO, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Saxon, Diamond Head, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Hank .Williams Jr., Kiss, Rush, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Priest, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, Blue Öyster Cult, Venom, Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, and Thin Lizzy also had a major influence on his musical tastes.^ AC/DC Musical?
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^ Former AC/DC, JUDAS PRIEST Lighting Designer Named Senior VP Of PRG Former lighting designer for such bands as JUDAS PRIEST and AC/DC, Mickey Curbishley has been named ...
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^ AC/DC: BON SCOTT Celebration Concerts Raise Extra Money For Music Industry Charity According to Australia's The Age, the Bon Scott celebration concerts in AC/DC Lane and Perth not ...
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.James has also mentioned in several magazine articles that one of his favorite unknown bands is a band called Chopcore founded by Brian Keeley.^ Another Favorite of James, after the abuse Put on by his first one James didn’t use this one live very often, Mainly his recording Guitar that he still uses to this day.
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^ James and Lars met through an add in a magazine/newspaper called The Recycler in LA. When they got together, James discovered that Lars sucked.
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^ The group talks about the future of their band minus one of its founders, James.
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.Another favorite of his is a band called Stutter with Ray Burr on guitar.^ Another Favorite of James, after the abuse Put on by his first one James didn’t use this one live very often, Mainly his recording Guitar that he still uses to this day.
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^ Queensryche is another old favorite band that softened bigtime, but they just rejoined with their original guitarist and are touring with Dream Theater and Fates Warning this summer.
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[5]

Metallica (since 1981)

.In the early days of the band, Metallica experimented with a few different vocals and guitar combinations, essentially creating a setup like that of Diamond Head.^ In the early days Metallica tried a few different vocal/guitar configurations.

^ In the early days of Metallica, the Explorer was James' back up guitar.

^ Ulrich, a former tennis player, had set his sights on following his father into the pro ranks until the band Diamond Head changed him forever.
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(Eventually, they would cover Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?") .Some of the options considered included adding another guitar player, having John Roads play lead guitar, as well as asking John Bush from Armored Saint (who later joined Anthrax) to sing for the band.^ Some of the options considered included adding another guitar player, having then-lead guitar player Dave Mustaine play the sole guitar and asking John Bush from Armored Saint to sing for the band.
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^ John Bush from Armored Saint was even asked to sing for the band at one point.

^ Some of the experiments included adding another guitar player, or having then lead guitar player Dave Mustaine play the sole guitar.

.Hetfield stated in a 1989 interview with Spin that the band wanted ex-Misfits' vocalist Glenn Danzig to be Metallica's singer, but it is unclear whether or not Danzig was ever actually approached to join the band.^ Another aspect of Metallica's rejuvenated approach on this album was for Hammett to join in on the lyric writing, territory previously exclusive to only James and Lars.
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^ EVIL BOTA June 11th, 2003, 01:46 AM Well the band members stated in a interview that they didn't spend alot of time in the studio.
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^ METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed for the July 2009 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine.
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.The finalized line-up of the band became Hetfield (rhythm guitar and vocals), Lars Ulrich (drums), Dave Mustaine (lead guitar), and Ron McGovney (bass).^ The lineup includes: James Hetfield—vocals, rhythm guitar, bass; Lars Ulrich—drums; Dave Mustaine—lead guitar; Lloyd Grant—credited with a guitar solo.
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^ From 1981 to 1983, Metallica consisted of Ulrich, Hetfield, Hetfield’s friend Ron McGovney on bass, and Dave Mustaine (now of Megadeth) on lead guitar.
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^ Hetfield has always played rhythm guitar.
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.From 1981 to 1983, Mustaine's alcoholism sparked heated altercations between himself and Hetfield.^ From 1981 to 1983, Metallica consisted of Ulrich, Hetfield, Hetfield’s friend Ron McGovney on bass, and Dave Mustaine (now of Megadeth) on lead guitar.
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^ And proof that there’s no love lost between Hetfield and Mustaine.
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^ I'm sure alcohol usage was worse w/ Mustaine at the time than with Lars and Hetfield but things are clearer now.
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[6] .Mustaine also once poured beer onto Ron McGovney's bass[6] very nearly causing serious damage.^ From 1981 to 1983, Metallica consisted of Ulrich, Hetfield, Hetfield’s friend Ron McGovney on bass, and Dave Mustaine (now of Megadeth) on lead guitar.
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^ Ron McGovney , our first bass player — very big chip on his shoulder.
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^ Metallica play their first live show at Radio City in Anaheim , CA, with the lineup: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine.
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.Eventually, Hetfield and Ulrich ejected Mustaine due to his alcoholic tendencies[6] and recruited lead guitarist Kirk Hammett from the band Exodus the same day.^ Eventually, Hetfield and Ulrich fired Mustaine due to his alcoholic tendencies and recruited lead guitarist Kirk Hammett from the band Exodus the same day.
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^ James, the band’s front man, sings and plays rhythm guitar in tandem with Kirk’s lead guitar.
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^ Metallica will roll into the Idaho Center next week — the venue is expecting 11,000-plus fans — but frontman James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett weren't available (or, ahem, willing) to do a phone interview to advance the concert.
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[7] .Mustaine was sent home on a 4-day bus journey, and went on to form the thrash metal band Megadeth.^ ROCK BAND "Thrash Pack" out today Rock Band players can get a dose of thrash metal for their games today.
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^ MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE takes shot at UN MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Revolver magazine (web site) about the band's ...
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Hetfield in 2008
.Until the mid-1990s, Hetfield recorded all rhythm tracks and most harmony tracks[citation needed].^ "Getting my rhythm guitar sound is always the most nerve wracking part of the recording process for me.
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^ Until then we have postponed all current activities, including recording sessions for our new album."
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^ VINNIE PAUL Says PANTERA's 'Far Beyond Driven' Is His 'Most Impressive' Drumming Record The U.K.'s "best-selling drum magazine" Rhythm ( ...
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.Since the recording of Load, Kirk Hammett is recording rhythm guitars as well.^ James, the band’s front man, sings and plays rhythm guitar in tandem with Kirk’s lead guitar.
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^ A decade-old guitar played by METALLICA rocker KIRK HAMMETT is on sale online for 21,875.
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^ METALLICA's HAMMETT: On Playing LIVE EARTH The Associated Press reports that Kirk Hammett is one guitar legend who cares about the planet.
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.James occasionally plays guitar solos, too, such as "Nothing Else Matters", "My Friend of Misery" the outro solo on "The Outlaw Torn", the second solo on "To Live Is to Die", the second solo on "Orion", the first solo on "Suicide and Redemption", and the first interlude solo on "Master of Puppets". He also writes the majority of the guitar harmonies, as well as writing the lyrics, vocal melodies, and co-arranging the songs with Ulrich.^ James uses this guitar for the most songs live.
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^ [When I finally got my first guitar] I had no idea how to play it at first.
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^ It's James's first gig on rhythm guitar .
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.Hetfield has been involved in many onstage accidents, the most famous one being an incident with pyrotechnics at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.^ Metallica was onstage at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in August of 1992, when their frontman accidentally stepped into the path of one of the 12-foot towers of flame that had been rigged to shoot from the lip of the stage.
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^ Hetfield has been involved in many accidents onstage, the most well-known being an incident with pyrotechnics while on the Guns N' Roses / Metallica tour in 1992: he suffered severe second and third degree burns to his left arm during the opening of "Fade to Black" and was unable to play guitar for four weeks (former Metallica roadie and Metal Church guitarist John Marshall filled in while Hetfield continued to sing).
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^ I also don't think most here realize how many Gibsons Hetfield has.
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.While on the GN'R-Metallica Stadium Tour on August 8, 1992, he accidentally stepped into the path of one of the chemical flames that had been rigged to shoot from the lip of the stage during the song "Fade to Black". Hetfield's guitar protected him from the full force of the blast; however, the fire engulfed his left side, burning his hand, arm, eyebrows, face and hair.^ Most Badass Moment: On stage in 1992, Hetfield stepped in the path of a chemical flame set to shoot from the stage.
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^ On August 8, 1992, during the co-headlining GNR-Metallica Stadium Tour with Guns N' Roses, Hetfield suffered second and third degree burns to his arms, face, hands, and legs.
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^ James Hetfield from Guitar world, 1992 .
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.He suffered second and third-degree burns, but was back on stage 17 days later, although his guitar duties were delegated to former guitar tech and Metal Church guitarist John Marshall for four weeks while he made a full recovery.^ Hetfield received second and third degree burns...and then got right back to rocking 17 days later.
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^ He suffered second- and third-degree burns, but was back on stage 17 days later.
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^ Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 10:00am by Axl Rosenberg Invisible Oranges posted this pretty incredible footage of Metallica rehearsing in the summer of ‘92 with Metal Church’s John Marshall, who was the band’s guitar tech that was called up to step in on rhythm guitars when Hetfield suffered severe burns from a pyro accident on the band’s stadium tour with Guns N’ Roses.
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[8]
.Hetfield has also broken his arm several times while skateboarding, which prevented him from playing guitar on stage, and subsequently caused Hetfield's management company Q Prime to add a clause in James' contract forbidding him to ride a skateboard during a Metallica tour.^ Hetfield has always played rhythm guitar.
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^ Q-Prime is their management company.
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^ James Hetfield is the best rhythm guitar player that ever was and is, can't touch him.
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[9] .During a concert on tour for the Black Album, James experienced complications with his vocals after performing a cover of the Anti-Nowhere League's "So What", forcing him to take vocal lessons for the first time.^ Anti-Nowhere League right?
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^ This was my first time going to see metallica and lets say i wish i would have not missed them in saskatoon on the master of puppets tour so many years ago.
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^ Before the release of the Load Album James got his hair cut, this time even more of it went!

.James did basic warm-up exercises to piano keys with his vocal coach who also gave him a cassette tape of the piano warm-up for future use.^ And then when it comes to the time where my main cat, James, tells me that basically he couldn't be in a band with me if I did the-- Took this other project to this level.
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^ James works with ESP who makes several custom guitars for him - many more than get sold as signature series.
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^ Guitarists for SHADOWS FALL demonstrate guitar lessons Matthew Bachand and Jonathan Donais from SHADOWS FALL recently demonstrated warm-up exercises, ...
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.Hetfield still uses the same cassette he was given in the early nineties to this day before any show or any recording Metallica does.^ Used on the road and recording to this day.
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^ James Hetfield does more than just provide the band Metallica with growling vocals - he is also the bands rythym guitarist.
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^ Eventually, Hetfield and Ulrich fired Mustaine due to his alcoholic tendencies and recruited lead guitarist Kirk Hammett from the band Exodus the same day.
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.James talks about his vocal training endeavours in the Metallica documentary film, Some Kind of Monster produced & directed by Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky.^ Enter the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster .
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^ So, I mean, some kind of monster.
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^ Dave Mustaine on METALLICA On the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", in which Mustaine berates Metallica ...
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[10] During the recording of the St. Anger album (2002–2003), Hetfield went into rehab to address his alcohol addiction. .Hetfield rejoined the band after two months in rehab and seven months recovering with his family.^ At the same time Hetfield entering rehab, and the band almost dissolved.
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.He is now clean and sober and is determined to remain so, all of which is in Some Kind of Monster.^ "When we did the 'Some Kind of Monster' movie .
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^ Enter the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster .
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^ In the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," the group was captured at work on its "St.
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[10]
Some Kind of Monster also shows the making of the St. Anger album and documents the various conflicts and issues the band were facing at the time including the departure of Metallica's bassist, Jason Newsted, alcoholism, family commitments, and the future of the band with many in the rock press questioning whether the band would even still be together to see the completion of the St. Anger album.
.Hetfield and Metallica addressed their need for a new bassist by recruiting Robert Trujillo.^ The quartet of Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo now stand as an entertainment brand that ranks with U2 and the Rolling Stones.
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^ Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, left, and guitarist James Hetfield perform during their sold-out show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, December 5, 2009.
  • James Hetfield News - Topix 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Vocalist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo were happy to collaborate.
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.The new lineup has continued to make music and tour worldwide.^ EVANESCENCE Debuts New Lineup Photos of EVANESCENCE making its live debut with new members Will Hunt (drums) and Troy McLawhorn ...
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Metallica's newest album, Death Magnetic, was released on September 12, 2008. Like St. Anger and every album of original material released by Metallica since 1991's Black Album, Death Magnetic went #1 on the Billboard charts in over 30 countries during its first week of release.[11]
.On April 4, 2009, James along with remaining Metallica members Lars, Kirk, Robert, Jason, as well as the late Cliff Burton were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.^ Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4.
  • Collecting Metallica Autographs | autographmagazine.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC autographmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The quartet of Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo now stand as an entertainment brand that ranks with U2 and the Rolling Stones.
  • Turn It Up: Metallica's Lars Ulrich on life with James Hetfield, the loudness wars, and outrunning 'Spinal Tap' 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ Ironically, the voice of Metallica (indeed, a defining voice of his rock`n`roll generation) very nearly wasn`t a voice at all, simply because in the early days, James Hetfield didn`t fancy being a lead vocalist.
  • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

[12] .In an interview after their nomination, Hetfield commented that everyone who had appeared on an album with the band would be inducted.^ It's really healthy for me to be here without any pressure or anything related to the band or anyone who would remind me of the band.
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^ Having said that, Hetfield has beaucoup fanboys who would looooove to have a signature guitar to beat off on ...
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^ GREEN DAY pull a fast one, release album as a different band Everyone already knew it, of course, or at least suspected it, but GREEN DAY have finally confirmed ...
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.This excluded original guitarist Dave Mustaine and original bassist Ron McGovney, as both had appeared only on the band's early demo tapes.^ Guitarist Dave Mustaine, a member of the original Metallica lineup, will not be inducted with the band.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2009: Metallica's indestructible headbangers head Rock Hall's Class of 2009 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame News - cleveland.com - -Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | News, Inductions & More - cleveland.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 1981 to 1983, Metallica consisted of Ulrich, Hetfield, Hetfield’s friend Ron McGovney on bass, and Dave Mustaine (now of Megadeth) on lead guitar.
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^ Eventually, Hetfield and Ulrich fired Mustaine due to his alcoholic tendencies and recruited lead guitarist Kirk Hammett from the band Exodus the same day.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Hetfield was ranked 24th in the Hit Parader's Top Metal Vocalist of All Time.^ Top Heavy Metal Musicians Select Favorite Guitarists Of All Time Thiago Sarkis of Roadie Crew magazine organized a poll in which 330 guitarists were asked about ...
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^ Guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield told The New York Times trying to go back in time was "a nice idea, and pretty near impossible."
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^ If Gibson can sell all of these Slash guitars they have been making recently a Hetfield model would sell probably 3 times faster.
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[13]

Personal life

.When he is not writing, singing or playing, Hetfield enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including hunting, skateboarding, snowboarding, water and jet-skiing; sketching, working in his garage customizing cars and motorcycles, watching his favorite football team the Oakland Raiders, and going to hot-rod shows.^ Slagel agrees, and Lars recruits James Hetfield to sing and play guitar.
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^ If only there had not been the Dane, we would have seen some really classic thrash metal masterpieces from the Hetfield/Mustaine writing team.
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^ Metallica play their first live show at Radio City in Anaheim , CA, with the lineup: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine.
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[14]
.He also collects vintage guitars—particularly those from 1963—and enjoys working on classic automobiles.^ He also collects vintage guitars--particularly those from 1963--and enjoys working on classic automobiles.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitars are a major part of Jame’s life; he owns an extensive collection of older guitars ...particularly those manufactured in 1963, the year he was born.
  • metpage.org - The Metallica Info for Metallica Fans - James Hetfield's Equipment 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.metpage.org [Source type: General]

^ We all think we pay too many taxes (well, those of us that work hard and not sit home collecting benefits for having welfare babies).
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.Among his favorites are a '74 Chevy Nova, which he helped restore, and "The Beast", an all-terrain four wheel drive Blazer.^ Among his favorites are a '55 Chevy Bel Air, which he helped restore, and "The Beast", an all-terrain four wheel drive Blazer.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.He put his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro up for sale on eBay, with the proceeds going to a Music for Schools program[15].^ I'm not sure that when it ends in five, ten years, I'm going to put an ad in the paper saying, 'stupid drummer looking for stupid people to play music with.'
  • TheMetSource - Your Source For Everything Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.themetsource.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The car was used in the video for "I Disappear" and was given to him as a gift upon the video's completion.^ The car was used in the video for "I Disappear" and was given to him as a gift upon the video's completion.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Years later, James donated the car to the Hard Rock Cafe which is featured in the movie Hard Rock Treasures.^ Hard Rock Cafe's Rockfest concert (2) .
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^ How self-interestedly generous - JSOnline Rock star James Hetfield generously donates some 330 acres to be preserved undeveloped forever, it seems.
  • How self-interestedly generous - JSOnline 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ LED ZEPPELIN Builds A 'Stairway' In Rock & Roll Heaven Exactly one year after breaking ground on the world's first rock 'n' roll theme park, Hard Rock ...
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.Hetfield has several tattoos, including one which shows flames encasing four cards, - ace (1), 9, 6 and 3 - representing the year of his birth, and the words "Carpe Diem" ("seize the day", also part of the title of the track "Carpe Diem Baby" off ReLoad).^ He has tattooed his left arm with a picture of flames encasing four cards, - 1, 9, 6, 3 -representing the year of his birth.
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^ During the mid-1990s, James Hetfield also used his two signature ESP Flying V models, one with red flames and one with green flames.
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^ It pissed me off to see him making fun of Dave's singing on that one show...it's not like James is really any better (these days).
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.The flames from the tattoo are reportedly[citation needed] in reference to the pyrotechnic accident from which he suffered in 1992. He has also tattooed an 'M' on his right hand which stands for Metallica and 'F' on his left hand which stands for his wife Francesca.^ In Montreal on 8 August 1992 James was burnt in a pyrotechnics accident with this guitar.
  • metpage.org - The Metallica Info for Metallica Fans - James Hetfield's Equipment 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.metpage.org [Source type: General]

^ Suffered second-degree burns through a stage pyrotechnic accident while touring in Montreal, Canada, 8 August 1992.
  • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ From all of the tattoos I liked best the one on his right hand: an M from the Metallicas logo and 81, the year in which the band has been formed.
  • .: ������� :. James Hetfield - Metallica_EN :. 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC stroeja.com [Source type: Original source]

.Aside from these pursuits, Hetfield says he is often happiest spending time with his wife Francesca and their three children:[14] Cali (June 13, 1998), Castor (May 18, 2000), and Marcella (January 17, 2002).^ James - Likes to hunt, and spend time with his wife, Francesca.
  • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

^ Aside from these pursuits, Hetfield says he is often happiest spending time with his wife Francesca and three children: Cali, Castor, and Marcella.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ EVIL BOTA June 11th, 2003, 01:46 AM Well the band members stated in a interview that they didn't spend alot of time in the studio.
  • New Metallica CD, St. Anger [Archive] - NEMBA Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.nemba.org [Source type: General]

Hetfield married his wife Francesca Tomasi on August 17, 1997.
.During an interview[citation needed] on NPR's Fresh Air, Hetfield stated that his wife had helped him to mature and learn to deal with his anger issues more constructively, explaining that after they met, his destructive tendencies embarrassed both of them.^ You’ve changed the producer for this particular album and in front of Rolling Stone you say the reason is you needed fresh air.
  • To meet James Hetfield « Thea Ryn Pix, Stories ‘n’ Stuff 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC thearyn.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ As for the Snoop video, I think Snoop is more like 6ft4 or taller which would explain his 2+ inch difference with Hetfield.
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^ And people they're taller than this claim him being not more than 6'1" barefoot.
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.The Hetfield family currently resides in Marin County, California.^ About me: I got this layout with the layout stealer at layout-stealer.com EARLY DAYS Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963, in Downey, Los Angeles County, California.
  • MySpace - James Hetfield - 46 - Male - California - myspace.com/jameshetfield1963 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

Politics

.While many of his lyrics (especially from the ...And Justice For All album) revolve around political or social themes, Hetfield has generally avoided speaking out about his political beliefs, especially in more recent years.^ Add his uncanny ability to write lyrics and lead one of the most influential and successful bands of all times for over 30 years.
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^ Carl Bell of Fuel Speaks Out Fuel will return on August 7th with their brand new album, Angels and Devils the first with new ...
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^ He made 3 or 4 of them and they all sold quickly for around $5,000 or more.
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In an August 4, 2008 interview with MTV, he states,
."The one thing that I wasn't keen on here [in the music video for "The Day That Never Comes"] was Metallica plugging into a modern war or a current event [that] might be construed as some sort of political statement on our part...^ It's a bunch of old interviews and shows w/Cliff put into a home video 2 of One - An interview with Lars, and 2 versions of the music video "One," the original, and the jamming version (just them jamming, much shorter, for showing on MTV [eMtyTV]) A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica - this has two parts.
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^ GODSMACK Might Launch Acoustic Tour In November GODSMACK is currently on a North American tour that comes to a close later this month, but fans ...
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^ Metallica: THe Videos 1989 - 2004 - a DVD of all of their music videos through 2004.
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.There are so many celebrities that soapbox their opinions, and people believe it's more valid because they're popular.^ It's funny, though, because there are really aren't many rhythm players that people can identify by name.
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^ Because I think that you use those things when they're convenient at times, you know?
  • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because I have a feeling I'm gonna walk out of here, and you're gonna go in there and listen to this stuff, - and it's like, that's not right.
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.For us, people are people — you should all have your own opinion."^ We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.
  • Metallica - Some Kind of Monster - James & Lars Argue | SPIKE 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Seriously dude, I like some of their stuff, but you need to up your opinion of the capabilities of musicians.
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^ AsherTKK 10-09-2007, 10:49 AM why don't you design your very own evolution?
  • James Hetfield ESP [Archive] - ESP Guitars Message Board 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC bbs.espguitars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]
.In a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, when James was asked if he considered himself to be a libertarian, he replied, "I don't know what the isms are.^ James, Rolling Stone , 1993 .
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^ Report abuse Friday Dec 18, 2009 12:30 PM From Hetfields wikipedia page: "In a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, when James was asked if he considered himself to be a libertarian, he replied, "I don't know what the isms are.
  • How self-interestedly generous - JSOnline 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Let's say the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, you know, and all that inspired some of the British rock music that then developed after that.
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.I don't really fit into any political party.^ I don't really fit into any political party.
  • How self-interestedly generous - JSOnline 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't think Gibson realizes the popularity of him and Metallica as I doubt many here do that are not into hard rock/metal.
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I'm pretty conservative on a lot of things. .This new tax thing doesn't make sense to me.^ Image is not an evil thing for me, but if the image is not you, then it doesn't make much sense.
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^ The Ego-thing makes all the sense in the world though.
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.I don't know what the goal is.^ I don't know what the goal is.
  • How self-interestedly generous - JSOnline 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: General]

The middle-class people really suffer for it."[17]
.During Metallica's 2001 interview with Playboy Magazine, Hetfield, who is also an avid hunter, claimed to be against gun control[18].^ Roberts is the signature Metallica guitar sound on the TUFF hit "American Hair Band" which was recorded during his tenure in the band in late 2000 into 2001.

^ METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed for the July 2009 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine.
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^ DIAMOND HEAD's TATLER: METALLICA Royalties Saved Us From Obscurity Chris Skoyles of Classic Rock magazine recently conducted an interview with DIAMOND HEAD guitarist ...
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However, in aforementioned Rolling Stone interview, he also stated that he takes a decidedly pro-choice stance[17], a stance which few conservatives take or endorse.
.The History Channel's 2009 presentation of "The People Speak" featured a piece on Dalton Trumbo's anti-war saga "Johnny Got His Gun" in the form of an excerpt reading by actor Josh Brolin.^ RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE show ends with a march and sit-in Yesterday's Denver anti-war concert featuring RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FLOBOTS was followed by ...
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^ Eddie Vedder, Serj Tankian, Rage in anti-war documentary Body of War, the anti-war documentary featuring the music of EDDIE VEDDER, BEN HARPER, BRUCE ...
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.In 1988 Metallica's "One" music video utilized the film of the same name to emphasize their song's message.^ X has one new Metallica song to keep you happy while they work on their new record with Rick ...
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^ DURST TO DIRECT COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO So, how many of you saw FRED DURST's directorial debut in the film the Education of Charlie Banks?
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^ SOILWORK To Film 'Exile' Video Swedish metallers SOILWORK will film a video for the song "Exile" in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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.Also featured in this program were numerous well-known liberal actors and musicians such as Eddie Vedder and Matt Damon.^ Eddie Vedder, Serj Tankian, Rage in anti-war documentary Body of War, the anti-war documentary featuring the music of EDDIE VEDDER, BEN HARPER, BRUCE ...
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[19] .Similar anti-war themes have been explored by James through Metallica in songs such as 1986's "Disposable Heroes" as well.^ 'Guitar Hero: METALLICA' Announced Tor Thorsen of GameSpot reports: When sifting through an SEC filing of Activision's over the ...
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^ For instance, 'Unnamed Feeling' was a song that James brought in, but then it went through the same process, and the whole album was like that.
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^ It is precisely this sort of fierce, unbending dedication, devotion and spirit which has made James such an inspirational focal point through the years for millions of fans.
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[20]

Equipment

Guitars

.Hetfield has been a major endorser of ESP Guitars since the 1980s, and is best known for playing custom-made Explorer-style guitars with an EMG 81/EMG 60 set for pickups.^ It was probably the best sound I've ever heard in my life, just the fact that you were playing guitar in here.
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^ James works with ESP who makes several custom guitars for him - many more than get sold as signature series.
  • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

^ Jason - None Cliff - None Didn't James used to play a Flying V? Yes, and then the headstock broke, so he had to switch to his back up guitar, the Explorer.
  • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

.Hetfield's main guitar from the early days was a Gibson Flying V copy made in Japan, used almost exclusively until about 1984 when he switched to the Gibson Explorer model.^ If they ever did get together I'm sure it would be a Les Paul shape since that seems to be his preferred model these days but he still uses alot of explorers and V's also.
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^ Shure SM57s, Sennheiser MD421s and Neumann KMS105 live vocal mics were used on the guitar rigs of both James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.
  • Recording Metallica's St. Anger 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: General]

^ At the time he was using a Gibson Explorer, but later changed to his well known ESP Explorers.
  • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

.During the mid-1990s, ESP produced the first of his signature model guitars.^ SLASH talks guitars & Guitar Hero SLASH recently spoke about his trademark look, his signature model guitars and Guitar Hero with ...
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^ Roberts is the signature Metallica guitar sound on the TUFF hit "American Hair Band" which was recorded during his tenure in the band in late 2000 into 2001.

^ James works with ESP who makes several custom guitars for him - many more than get sold as signature series.
  • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

.To date, Hetfield has had six signature guitars with the company.^ If Gibson got Hetfield it would be their biggest hard rock/metal signature guitar by a HUGE margin.
  • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just think a Gibson Signature guitar for Hetfield would be killer.
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^ A Hetfield signature would outsell many other guitar legends models, I assure you.
  • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, Hetfield most often uses guitars from Gibson and other companies instead of ESP despite his endorsement.^ Shure SM57s, Sennheiser MD421s and Neumann KMS105 live vocal mics were used on the guitar rigs of both James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.
  • Recording Metallica's St. Anger 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: General]

^ At the time he was using a Gibson Explorer, but later changed to his well known ESP Explorers.
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^ However, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement often for updates.
  • Metallica - Some Kind of Monster - James & Lars Argue | SPIKE 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

James Hetfield's current tour guitars:
  • Gibson 1973 Les Paul Custom "Iron Cross" - This has been James's main tour guitar since the St. Anger era. It is Black with Gold hardware, with a gold racing stripe and a gold Iron cross on the body. .[1] (As seen at top of page)
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom - Purple satin.^ The Iron Cross - Black Les Paul-shaped guitar with an Iron Cross and gold stripes (from the Death Magnetic tour) The last three are currently available and can be seen at ESP .
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If his signature is worth $200 on an Epi, then why is it worth $800 on a Les Paul Custom?
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn Brown .
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Used often on the "Madly in Anger" Tour nowadays as a warm-up guitar backstage.^ Guitarists for SHADOWS FALL demonstrate guitar lessons Matthew Bachand and Jonathan Donais from SHADOWS FALL recently demonstrated warm-up exercises, ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Madly in anger with you I'm madly in anger with you I'm madly in anger with you I'm madly in anger with you I'm pretty nervous up here.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ FAMILY VALUES Tour Expands With 'Guitar Hero'-Sponsored Second Stage This summer's Family Values tour has teamed up with RedOctane's Guitar Hero to sponsor a second ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    [2]
  • Gibson 1976 Explorer "Rusty" - Black satin body with Dot inlays. Rosewood Fingerboard, with EMG 60/81 Humbuckers and "Rusted" pickguard. .[3]
  • Ken Lawrence Explorer #1 - The first of three custom made Explorer-type guitars made by Northern Californian Luthier Ken Lawrence.^ James also has two Ken Lawrence explorers - the first one known for its wood-grain look and distinctive sharp headstock.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He played 2 ESPs, his Ken Lawrence Explorer, 3 Gibson Explorers and a Gibson V here in Nashville.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It features a Mahogany body with a Chichino bark laminate Top, Modified Kenneth Lawrence headstock and Custom "Tribal Hunting Scene" inlays. .[4]
  • Ken Lawrence Explorer #2 - James' second Ken Lawrence Explorer.^ James also has two Ken Lawrence explorers - the first one known for its wood-grain look and distinctive sharp headstock.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    It features a Mahogany body with a Quilted Bubinga Top, Modified Kenneth Lawrence headstock, Chechen Rear Cover Plate and Custom Sun-Ray inlays. .[5]
  • Ken Lawrence Doubleneck Explorer - [6] [7]
  • Ken Lawrence Dragon Les Paul - [8]
  • ESP Truckster I - Hetfields's signature model.^ If they ever did get together I'm sure it would be a Les Paul shape since that seems to be his preferred model these days but he still uses alot of explorers and V's also.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The problem with signature Les Pauls is they always include Epi's as well.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If his signature is worth $200 on an Epi, then why is it worth $800 on a Les Paul Custom?
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It has a Aged Primer Grey finish with multiple layers superimposed upon each other, skillfully sandpapered to create a "worn out' look.^ But when they finished the song, Hetfield walked out the stage 'behind' Cantrell, and they looked the same height.
    • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Graham Wrench: The Story Of Daphne Oram’s Optical Synthesizer Oramics In the early ’60s, pioneering British composer Daphne Oram set out to create a synthesizer unlike any other.
    • Recording Metallica's St. Anger 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: General]

    Gloss chrome Mechanical Sperzel. TonePros Rest. .[9]
  • ESP Truckster II - Hetfields's signature model, but in a new Black finish.^ A Hetfield signature would outsell many other guitar legends models, I assure you.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .[10]
  • ESP Iron Cross - New for 2009, Hetfields's signature model guitar is based on his 1973 Les Paul Custom.^ SLASH talks guitars & Guitar Hero SLASH recently spoke about his trademark look, his signature model guitars and Guitar Hero with ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If Gibson got Hetfield it would be their biggest hard rock/metal signature guitar by a HUGE margin.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Iron Cross - Black Les Paul-shaped guitar with an Iron Cross and gold stripes (from the Death Magnetic tour) The last three are currently available and can be seen at ESP .
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    .It is Black on a Mahogany Body with a "Relic" finish, to create a "worn out' look.^ But when they finished the song, Hetfield walked out the stage 'behind' Cantrell, and they looked the same height.
    • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Destressed Mechanical Sperzel. TonePros Rest.
  • ESP White Explorer "Papa Het" - White body with a "Papa Het" drawing by Dirty Donny on the body. [11]
  • ESP Black Explorer "Chrome Diamond Plate" - Black ESP Explorer with Chrome Diamond Plate (body & headstock). Used in D-tuned. [12]
  • ESP Black Explorer - Black ESP Explorer with Dot inlays. [13]
  • ESP Flying V - New ESP Custom Flying V (replica of his old Electra). It has a White finish with Rosewood fretboard. .It was Used rarely on 2008 European Vacation Tour, but is used a lot on the World Magnetic Tour.^ World Magnetic Tour - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL (United States) [ 26 December 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (Switzerland) [ 16 July 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Netherlands) [ 30 March 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    .[14]
  • ESP LTD "The Grynch" - Signature Guitar.^ James works with ESP who makes several custom guitars for him - many more than get sold as signature series.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Like James his main touring guitars are ESP and he has a long line of signature series.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His ESP's are given to him for free and he buys his Gibsons plus he has stated many times that having a Gibson Signature guitar is a dream of his.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Black with Green Flames on both the front and back of the body and handle. Used on the song "Frantic". [15]
  • Zemaitis GZ Series GZV500MF-MBK - V-shaped guitar that has an engraved metal plate on the front of the body. .Recently used by James in the World Magnetic Tour.^ World Magnetic Tour - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL (United States) [ 26 December 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (Switzerland) [ 16 July 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Netherlands) [ 30 March 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    [16]
  • .
  • James Trussart Custom Explorer [17] [18] [19]
  • James Trussart Custom SteelDeville Rust-O-Matic - Les-Paul Shaped Guitar with a perforated, rusted steel front.^ If they ever did get together I'm sure it would be a Les Paul shape since that seems to be his preferred model these days but he still uses alot of explorers and V's also.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Iron Cross - Black Les Paul-shaped guitar with an Iron Cross and gold stripes (from the Death Magnetic tour) The last three are currently available and can be seen at ESP .
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James works with ESP who makes several custom guitars for him - many more than get sold as signature series.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    .Recently used by James in the World Magnetic Tour.^ World Magnetic Tour - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL (United States) [ 26 December 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (Switzerland) [ 16 July 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Magnetic Tour - Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Netherlands) [ 30 March 2009 ] .
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    [20]
  • .
  • Line 6 Variax Acoustic - Used for live performances of "The Unforgiven".
  • Eletrca Flying V copy - This guitar is not a Gibson flying V, James has said this himself.^ Shure SM57s, Sennheiser MD421s and Neumann KMS105 live vocal mics were used on the guitar rigs of both James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.
    • Recording Metallica's St. Anger 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He still uses some black MX guitars live to this day.
    • James Hetfield ESP [Archive] - ESP Guitars Message Board 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC bbs.espguitars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Like James his main touring guitars are ESP and he has a long line of signature series.
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    It is not totally known what brand it is, but it is definitely a copy he bought for 200 dollars. The pickups were stock and being a copy, probably were below-average in performance. James later installed a Seymour Duncan Invader into the neck position. .The Invader is a high output humbucker that works best in alder bodied guitars.^ The best guitarists in the world are all probably working in a Guitar Center or in-studio, so why aren't they famous?
    • FARK.com: (3089335) James Hetfield reading Axl Rose's rider demands 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is the second guitar he ever owned and he says everyone treated it like a real Gibson.^ Better being on your own with not much success than being treated like a dog.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - JAMES HETFIELD On 'Death Magnetic': 'I Needed To Get Heavy And Scary With Myself Again' 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A real rocker....., hahahahahaha BTW, Jason was the best of all of them, a real and nice person, tired to be treated like an slave and not being able to express himself enough as a musician.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - JAMES HETFIELD On 'Death Magnetic': 'I Needed To Get Heavy And Scary With Myself Again' 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Everyone knows he plays ESP's but he has just as many, if not more, Gibson guitars.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He used it until ...and Justice For All. The neck has been glued twice and has been retired by Hetfield stating it is too fragile and goes out of tune easily. .He has started using a Gibson Flying V, much to the same design as his copy, it features EMG 81 in the bridge and a EMG 60 in the neck, and also has Sperzel locking tuners like many of his guitars.^ His ESP's are given to him for free and he buys his Gibsons plus he has stated many times that having a Gibson Signature guitar is a dream of his.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Everyone knows he plays ESP's but he has just as many, if not more, Gibson guitars.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Guitar God In 90 Days I'm just starting out on guitar and found that there are some really decent tutorials on sites like YouTube.
    • 5 Former Music Badasses Who’ve Lost Their Way | Audiotuts+ 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC audio.tutsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [21]
  • Several Gibson Flying V - Silverburst [22] and Tobacco burst [23]
  • Gibson Moderne - [24]

Amplifiers and cabinets

Throughout Metallica's career, Hetfield has used a range of different amplifiers. .For the first two albums, he used Marshall amplifiers and cabinets, with occasional effects.^ 'Year Zero' Not NINE INCH NAILS' First Attempt At Concept Album NINE INCH NAILS' upcoming album, "Year Zero", is reportedly the first of two concept records about ...
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

.For the recording of 1986's Master of Puppets, he and Kirk Hammett bought a Mesa/Boogie MarkIIC+ amplifier, and since then he has used Mesa/Boogies.^ METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Partners With RANDALL AMPLIFIERS Randall Amplifiers, a division of U.S. ...
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

.Hetfield has been seen using a wide range of different amplifiers in the studio, and during live performances, he relies on several different amplifiers to recreate the sounds from the different amps he has used in the studio.^ LINKIN PARK: 'AOL Sessions' Performance Of 'What I've Done' Available A video clip of LINKIN PARK performing its new single, "What I've Done", live in the studio as part ...
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

The majority of his clean tones come from a Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier.

Effects

.To avoid problems with pedals being damaged during live performances, Hetfield keeps his effect pedals in a rack along with his amplifiers and his tech controls them through a pedalboard sidestage.^ Guitar Pedal Signed By ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist Being Auctioned For Charity A Zoom G1 multi-effects guitar pedal signed by ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 is ...
  • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

.The pedal controller allows him to change between different effect pedals and amplifiers.^ You will notice the height difference between him and the other member increasing.
  • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you've seen Starsky and Hutch there's maybe an inch difference between him and Vince Vaughn(6ft5).
  • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro floorboard
  • GCX Audio Switcher
  • DBX 1074 Quad Gate
  • Klon Centaur Overdrive

Accessories

  • Ernie Ball "Power Slinky" strings (.11-.48)
  • Jim Dunlop Dunlop Ultex Sharp .90mm picks
  • Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom (.10-.52) Strings
  • Prototype Levy Straps-M7GG3.
  • Shure UR-4D Wireless Receiver
  • Levy M8P3GP Straps
  • Peterson Strobe 420 Tuner
  • EMG 81 in bridge position
  • EMG 60 in neck position

Guest appearances

.
  • Hetfield sang "Stone Cold Crazy" at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, accompanied by the remaining members of Queen and Tony Iommi on rhythm guitar.
  • He sang the background vocals on "Man or Ash" on the Corrosion of Conformity album Wiseblood.
  • He sang the background vocals on "Twist of Cain" and "Possession" on the first Danzig album, Danzig.
  • He played guitar on "Eclectic Electric" from the Primus album Antipop.
  • Though previously believed to have been sung by Trey Parker, the song "Hell Isn't Good" from the motion picture South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was actually sung by Hetfield.^ What was each member's first concert?
    • Insanity Palace of Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ipom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ CHART ACTION: KID ROCK SCORES FIRST #1 DEBUT; ALTER BRIDGE OFF TO A GOOD START For the first time in his career, KID ROCK has debuted at number one on the Billboard album ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I do agree with the Hetfield one though…..I mean, I guess they did sell lots of records and still do, but geez man, most of the post Black album stuff really bites.
    • 5 Former Music Badasses Who’ve Lost Their Way | Audiotuts+ 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC audio.tutsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He admitted to doing so in 2000, confirming what many Hetfield fans had already recognized as his trademark growling style.The Playboy Interview: Metallica (April 2001)
  • Hetfield sang on the Gov't Mule song "Driving Rain" with fellow guest Les Claypool, which appears on the compilation album Crank It Up with NASCAR.
  • He also performed at the Outlaws Concert in 2004, alongside Hank Williams Jr., Cowboy Troy, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Kid Rock. .Hetfield played one of close friend Waylon Jennings's songs, "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand," the very same he recorded on the tribute album to Jennings, I've Always Been Crazy.^ Are you sure I don't have to play it again?
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just not the one you're thinking of...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think you should settle.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    At this same event, he performed Metallica's "Mama Said" with Jesse Colter, the widow of Waylon Jennings, though this was cut from the television broadcast.
  • Hetfield, as well as Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, voiced characters in several episodes of the Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse.
  • He also appeared as a guest in an episode of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast entitled "Jacksonville" alongside fellow member Kirk Hammett.
  • Hetfield, along with the current Metallica lineup, appeared on an episode of Discovery's Time Warp, aptly titled "Metallica."
  • Hetfield appeared on an episode the MTV show, Celebrity Deathmatch in which he killed Limp Bizkit vocalist, Fred Durst.
  • Hetfield and Metallica also appeared in a Simpson's episode, The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer.

References

  1. ^ James Hetfield Biography, Bio, Profile, pictures, photos from Netglimse.com
  2. ^ http://geocities.com/james7hetfield/bio.htm
  3. ^ http://geocities.com/james7hetfield/bio2.htm
  4. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939967/james_hetfield_the_rolling_stone_interview/4
  5. ^ James Hetfield (I) - Biography
  6. ^ a b c "[the Music: Megadeth]". [the Music]. VH1. 2001.
  7. ^ http://www.metallica.com/timeline.asp?page=events&n_categoryid=807&year=1983?sPosx=41
  8. ^ Peisner, David (February 2007). ."Rock Stars Who've Caught Fire Onstage!".^ DEE SNIDER's Son Is BAPTIZED BY FIRE TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider's son Jesse Blaze, who fronts a Long Island, New York-based rock ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Earlier this year, we told you about a bunch of rock stars who were participating in an ad campaign ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    Blender Magazine Online. .http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?ID=2529&src=blender_ed.^ Kirky like teh KH-20zzz http://www.metallica.com/ivergence/image/10oct1007_pic03.jpg .
    • James Hetfield ESP [Archive] - ESP Guitars Message Board 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC bbs.espguitars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Retrieved 2007-02-27
    .
     
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  16. ^ url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1592036/20080801/metallica.jhtml|title=Metallica Tackle Forgiveness, Resentment In 'The Day That Never Comes' Clip|date=2008-08-04|work=News|publisher=MTVNews|accessdate=2008-08-04
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  20. ^ http://www.metrolyrics.com/disposable-heroes-lyrics-metallica.html

External links

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  • [25]
  • NPR Interview With Metallica Guitarist and Vocalist James Hetfield (2004, audio)
  • James Hetfield discography at MusicBrainz
  • Peisner, David (February 2007).^ And within Metallica, nobody lived harder than James Hetfield.
    • 5 Former Music Badasses Who’ve Lost Their Way | Audiotuts+ 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC audio.tutsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed for the July 2009 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Explains Why DAVE MUSTAINE 'Had To Go' 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ DREAM THEATER Vocalist Says Integrity Is Key To Band's Success Andrew Saltmarsh of OzProg.com recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER vocalist James ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ."Rock Stars Who've Caught Fire Onstage!".^ DEE SNIDER's Son Is BAPTIZED BY FIRE TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider's son Jesse Blaze, who fronts a Long Island, New York-based rock ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Earlier this year, we told you about a bunch of rock stars who were participating in an ad campaign ...
    • 93X ROCKS! Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC 93x.com [Source type: General]

    Blender Magazine Online. .http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?ID=2529&src=blender_ed.^ Kirky like teh KH-20zzz http://www.metallica.com/ivergence/image/10oct1007_pic03.jpg .
    • James Hetfield ESP [Archive] - ESP Guitars Message Board 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC bbs.espguitars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Retrieved 2007-02-27
    . 

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.James Hetfield (born August 3, 1963), musician; co-founder, lead singer, and rhythm guitarist of the band Metallica.^ Metallica rhythm guitarist and vocalist , James Hetfield.
  • James Hetfield News - Topix 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.
  • James Hetfield News - Topix 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963 in Downey, California) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the American Thrash metal band Metallica .
  • James Hetfield – グループ @ Last.fm 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.lastfm.jp [Source type: General]

Sourced

  • "Are you saying it's too loud? It's got to be loud. .You're supposed to feel it all over."^ It's however you're feeling now.
    • Metallica: A conversation with James Hetfield | Voices.IdahoStatesman.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC voices.idahostatesman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You're supposed to follow me!'
    • Metallica's Hetfield: Games are "Gateway Drug" to Music - Activision - Kotaku 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC kotaku.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You're all No1."
    • Rocking out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert - mirror.co.uk 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.mirror.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • Playboy, April 2001
  • "I like playing music because it's a good living and I get satisfaction from it.^ For the fans of popular bands, it taught that just because a group plays together and has hits together doesn't mean they like each other.
    • PopEntertainment.com: Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) Movie Review 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's a good idea and I can see the significance of playing a tour like that.
    • Metallica | ajc.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They didn't become evergreens by being a good song on a record, but because we played it, and the crowd learned that they have their own parts to sing.
    • Q&A: James Hetfield : Rolling Stone 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    But I can't feed my family with satisfaction."
    • Playboy, April 2001
  • "Dying, dying, someone told me just recently, dying is easy. Living is hard. for everyone." .
    • MusiCares, May 14, 2006
  • "If I hadn't have had music in my life, it's quite possible I could be in here.^ If I hadn`t of had music in my life, it`s quite possible I`d be dead and I`d much rather be alive.
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If I hadn't had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
    • James Hetfield (I) - Biography 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was about having a good time and making the best possible music that 21st century Metallica could make.
    • Metallica: A BW Exclusive | Robert Trujillo on the past, present and future of Metallica | Music | Boise Weekly 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.boiseweekly.com [Source type: General]

    .Or nor even in here, be dead — and I'd much rather be alive."^ And I'd much rather be alive.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Metallica survived the death of Cliff Burton) (imdb.com) "If I hadn`t had music in my life, it`s quite possible I`d be dead and I`d much rather be alive."
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And if I hadn't had music in my life, it's quite possible I could be in here, or not even in here, be dead.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • at St Quentin, during the videoshoot for St Anger
  • "Everybody is born good and everybody has got the same size soul.^ The film documents Metallica's mental meltdown during the recording of the St. Anger album back in 2001.
    • UNDERGROUND VOICES MAGAZINE/METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.undergroundvoices.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004.
    • Walmart.com: St. Anger (Edited) (Includes DVD) (Digi-Pak), Metallica: Rock 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Everyone's got the same size soul, and we're here to connect with that.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We're here to connect with that."^ Everyone's got the same size soul, and we're here to connect with that.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • at St Quentin during the videoshoot for St Anger
  • All the drinking and all the other junk that I was stuck in...^ Black Album), Garage Days, Load, ReLoad , and, most recently, St. Anger all ranged from gold to triple-platinum sales.
    • 10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Metallica, Jesse Gress 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.guitarplayer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The film documents Metallica's mental meltdown during the recording of the St. Anger album back in 2001.
    • UNDERGROUND VOICES MAGAZINE/METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.undergroundvoices.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004.
    • Walmart.com: St. Anger (Edited) (Includes DVD) (Digi-Pak), Metallica: Rock 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

    It was so predictable. So boring. .I wake up the next day - somewhere, in some bed, I don't know who this person is next to me...^ I wake up the next day somewhere in some bed, I don't know who this person is next to me, and I'm drunk, completely hung-over and have a show to do.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mic stands are very adjustable, so it's probably just preference he picked up at some point (a Metallica expert might know the reason); contrast with Lemmy who keeps his high and sings with his head cocked back.
    • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My third signature model is a Johnny A - don't know if that counts though and even if it does who cares it's great guitar.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and .I'm drunk, competely hung over and have a show to do.^ I wake up the next day somewhere in some bed, I don't know who this person is next to me, and I'm drunk, completely hung-over and have a show to do.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The result is the same... .When life now is pretty...^ When life now is pretty exciting.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    exciting. .You don't know what's gonna happen.^ Don't you know sarcasm when you read it?
    • /Ozzfest/comments on Metallica/KD guest appearance 2008 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.covenworldwide.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Quote from: Huntsmnus on August 20, 2009, 10:12:45 AM Don't you know sarcasm when you read it?
    • /Ozzfest/comments on Metallica/KD guest appearance 2008 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.covenworldwide.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ StiffHand wrote: You don't really know what you are talking about.
    • Gibson James Hetfield Signature - Artists - Gibson Forums 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Some Kind of Monster, 2003 - Talking about his addictions and big changes.

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  • It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.^ It`s all fun and games `till someone loses an eye, then it`s just fun you can`t see.
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "It's all fun and games until someone losses an eye, then it's fun you can't see."
    • TheMetSource - Your Source For Everything Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.themetsource.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Then it's fun and games;you can't see anymore.
  • The first time I played sober was because I just forgot to drink.^ "It was like the first time you see Jimi.
    • Rocking out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert - mirror.co.uk 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.mirror.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ This was my first time going to see metallica and lets say i wish i would have not missed them in saskatoon on the master of puppets tour so many years ago.
    • Metallica Tour Dates | Pollstar - The Concert Hotwire 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.pollstar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But theory is just that until we see how the dynamics play out in the studio between these superb musicians.
    • Metallica | ajc.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

    .'Damn' I thought...'I'm playing better'
  • “I remember this guy lit my couch on fire a couple of times.” --About Cliff Burton
  • “We heard this wild solo going on and thought, ‘I don’t see any guitar player up there.’ It turned out it was the bass player, Cliff, with a wah wah pedal and this mop of hair.^ It turned out it was the bass player, with a wah-wah pedal and this mop of hair.
    • Metallica: more than you ever wanted to know: history + Pictures 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ilikethat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Burton uses a wah-wah pedal to create a sound unlike any the guys have heard from a bass before.
    • Metallica: more than you ever wanted to know: history + Pictures 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ilikethat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We're going to play a better gig.'
    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2009: Metallica's indestructible headbangers head Rock Hall's Class of 2009 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame News - cleveland.com - -Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | News, Inductions & More - cleveland.com 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He didn’t care whether people were there.^ He didn't care whether there were people there.
    • Metallica: more than you ever wanted to know: history + Pictures 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ilikethat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also it gets claustrophobic in there — you can be trapped in there not knowing whether people are still out there.
    • Hetfield: "St. Anger Was A Statement That Failed" - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are three people's opinions that I care about.
    • UNDERGROUND VOICES MAGAZINE/METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.undergroundvoices.com [Source type: General]

    .He was looking down at his bass playing.”
  • “Knowing Cliff’s attitude, he’d kick our butts if we quit.” --on continuing after Cliff’s death
  • “I saw the bus lying right on him.^ He was looking down at his bass, playing."
    • Metallica: more than you ever wanted to know: history + Pictures 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.ilikethat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Since their inception in the Bay Area in 1982, the band notoriously careened from disaster to disaster, including the 1985 death of first bass player Cliff Burton.
    • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) < Reviews | PopMatters 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "You know, we always merge our ideas, but this time there was the bass playing, the engineering, the production, and also helping them finish the writing.
    • Recording Metallica's St. Anger 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.soundonsound.com [Source type: General]

    I saw his legs sticking out. I freaked. .The bus driver, I recall, was trying to yank the blanket out from under him to use for other people.^ Lars, his defects come out other places (laughs), where people aren’t reading them, I would guess, but we all have our stuff that we work on.
    • Bravewords.com > Features 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.bravewords.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Opting-out of Certain Uses of your Personal Information and Other Information (Other than Wireless Marketing Services and Associated Promotional Opportunities).
    • Metallica - Some Kind of Monster - James & Lars Argue | SPIKE 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The fact that James Hetfield can go through this and put this out there for people as a message makes me respect him even more."
    • UNDERGROUND VOICES MAGAZINE/METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.undergroundvoices.com [Source type: General]

    .I just went, ‘Don’t fucking do that!’ I already wanted to kill the guy.^ Did anyone else hear James Hetfield say;"Don't fuck up" while they were on stage just seconds before the music started?
    • /Ozzfest/comments on Metallica/KD guest appearance 2008 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.covenworldwide.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't want to overstep my bounds, because James is very protective of what he does, but let's just say that a certain frequency is really dominant in his sound.
    • James Hetfield's Amplifiers 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "You want to act like you don't give a fuck what people think, but of course you give a fuck!"
    • San Francisco Bay Guardian Arts and Entertainment 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.sfbg.com [Source type: General]

    .I don’t know if he was drunk or if he hit some ice.^ LL Cool J and Ice T – well, some time you have to grow up, and you know what?
    • 5 Former Music Badasses Who’ve Lost Their Way | Audiotuts+ 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC audio.tutsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All I knew was, he was driving and Cliff wasn’t alive anymore.” -- about Cliff's death
  • “He was a wild, hippie-ish, acid-taking, bell-bottom-wearing guy.^ James Dean alive, made a windfall off his tragic death, and presssto~ here he is to drive that gravy train again.
    • James Franco Totally Looks Like James Dean - Totally Looks Like... Famous People and Celeb Look-A-Likes 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC totallylookslike.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Metallica survived the death of Cliff Burton) (imdb.com) "If I hadn`t had music in my life, it`s quite possible I`d be dead and I`d much rather be alive."
    • James Hetfield - Dating, Gossip, News, James Hetfield Photos 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Danimal says on 17/Jul/07 Cliff was taller than James by about an inch in ALL pictures.
    • James Hetfield Height - 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He meant business, and you couldn’t fuck around with him.^ Hetfield gave Axl a compliment, which is something he couldn't do years ago, and you bash him because he didn't call Axl "God" .
    • James Hetfield on Axl: "The Guy's A Good Frontman" 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.gnrdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't know how to separate out-- In its simplest form, I think it's a conflict of interest that you tell him that he needs you around more.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I wanted to get that respect that he had. .We gave him shit about his bell-bottoms every day.^ Hetfield has had a lot of trouble with alcohol in the past, an addiction that allowed him to cope with his earlier traumas, but which also gave him plenty to write about in itself.
    • James talks tour - Metallica Blog | ConcertHub 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can’t talk shit about him with out looking like a dumb ass… Which I think you look like just for the first one.
    • 5 Former Music Badasses Who’ve Lost Their Way | Audiotuts+ 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC audio.tutsplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Megadeth star Dave Mustaine has blasted a Norwegian reporter for asking him about his days in Metallica during an interview - threatening to put the journalist "in a hospital".
    • Metallica - Boxxet 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He didn’t care. “This is what I wear. .Fuck you.” He loved music.^ "Jamys' music is his heart, you know and you dont fuck with it."
    • TheMetSource - Your Source For Everything Metallica 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.themetsource.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He was really intellectual but very to the point. .He taught me a lot about attitude.” -- about Cliff Burton
  • “People probably thought, ‘Oh, they're not going to do the heavy lyrics now because of what happened.’ Man, those lyrics mean a lot more to me now.”
  • “Cliff’s taken classes in school on music theory, things like mixing harmonies together.^ And when they do go to a show, they're giving 110% just like we are.
    • BBC - Newsbeat - Metallica 'excited' about festival 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Frantic is more like, "They're trying things that they don't-- They don't-- They're not exactly sure of.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They're angry about Napster.
    • Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, etc documentary movie 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think he took a junior college course.”-- 1986
  • "One time we were playing at O2 Arena and I was bitten by a fucking zombie" - James Hetfield on England
  • "One time we saw some hookers, but when we got closer, we realised it was Mötley Crüe."
  • "Lars would talk his way into their pants.^ To me that is the journey that James Hetfield took.
    • UNDERGROUND VOICES MAGAZINE/METALLICA - SOME KIND OF MONSTER 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.undergroundvoices.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James Hetfield: I think it did work.
    • .: ������� :. James Hetfield - Metallica_EN :. 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC stroeja.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Considered by some to be one of the greatest bands of all time, they have walked a long way across their 26 year career, with nine studio albums and over 45 singles.
    • James Hetfield News - Topix 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

    Kirk had a babyface that was appealing to the girls. And Cliff; he had a big dick. Word got around about that, I guess." .James Hetfield - Playboy April 2001.
  • "Tonight we've changed the song's name to 'Of Wolfgang and Man...'^ Tigger, the puppy’s given name, was changed to James, thanks to Dave’s love of the band Metallica and the lead singer James Hetfield.

    ^ The ESP James Hetfield LTD Truckster Electric Guitar is the fifth Hetfield Signature Series guitar to carry his name since James and ESP joined forces in 1991.
    • Buy ESP James Hetfield LTD Truckster Electric Guitar | Solid Body Electric Guitars | Musician's Friend 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC guitars.musiciansfriend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James Hetfield is the voice, among other things, of Metallica's songs but it wasn't always planned that way...
    • Music Fan Clubs Metallica - Metallica > The Band > James Hetfield 18 January 2010 5:20 UTC www.musicfanclubs.org [Source type: General]

    I don't get it!" James Hetfield on the S&M version of 'Of Wolf and Man'
I told you not to fuck around! (after shooting at a tin can with a shotgun)

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