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James Hetfield Biography Summary

18 November, 2019

– Date of birth: August 3, 1963

– Place of birth: Downey, Calif.

– Profession: The metal singer,

James Hetfield, is the leader of the American group Heavy Metal Metallica. He co-founded Metallica with Lars Ulrich in 1981. He is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band. He is the principal composer of Metallica. He is considered one of the best rock stars the world has ever seen. He won 9 Grammy Awards with Metallica.

He was born on August 3, 1963. His birthplace is Downey, California. He was born to Cynthia Bassett and Virgil Lee Hetfield. He has two older brothers and a younger sister. He said that Aerosmith had been his main musical influence as a child. He was also a fan of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC / DC.

The first single he bought was Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard. He responded to an ad from drummer Lars Ulrich and formed Metallica in 1981. He recorded most of the rhythm tracks of Metallica’s previous works. Since the mid-90s, Kirk Hammett has also been playing rhythm. He is known as the parent of Thrash Metal. His powerful voice played a decisive role in the emergence of Thrash in the early 1980s. He was the victim of many stage accidents during his career. He performed at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert in 1992. He performed “Enter Sandman”, “Sad But True”, “Nothing Else Matters” with Metallica. He also played with Queen and Toni Iommi in “Stone Cold Crazy”.

He has a lot of tattoos on his body. One of his tattoos shows four burning letters that represent the year of his birth. He married his wife Francesca Tomasi in 1977. They have three children together. He has stopped drinking since 2002. He is considered a true rock icon in the world of music. It’s heavy heavy metal music.

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