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Metallica co-founder/singer/rhythm guitarist
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James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Metallica. James is of German, English and Irish descent. Hetfield identifies Aerosmith as having been his main musical influence as a child, and has said that they were the reason why he wanted to play guitar. Other bands and musicians such as Motörhead, UFO, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Saxon, Diamond Head, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Hank Williams Jr., Kiss, Rush, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Priest, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, Blue Öyster Cult, Venom, Led Zeppelin, and Thin Lizzy also had a major influence on his musical tastes.
When he is not writing, singing or playing, Hetfield engages in 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. He also collects vintage guitars—particularly those from 1963—and enjoys working on classic automobiles. Among his favorites are a `74 Chevy Nova, which he helped restore, and "The Beast", an all-terrain four wheel drive Blazer. Aside from these pursuits, Hetfield says he is often happiest spending time with his wife Francesca and their three children: Cali (June 13, 1998), Castor (May 18, 2000), and Marcella (January 17, 2002). Hetfield married his wife Francesca Tomasi on August 17, 1997.
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Downey High School, Downey, California, Brea Olinda High School, Brea, California
www.metallica.com, www.metclub.com, www.metontour.com, www.myspace.com/metallica
Full Name at Birth
James Alan Hetfield
Skin on right arm (the skin still has an ither color because of his scars due to the pyroincident in 1992)
Deanna Hetfield Rockwell
Dennis (gave him a cart. "pls don't kill yourself in it. I could never live on")
Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Pulp Fiction (1994)
Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, AC/DC
Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath
Vanishing Point , Easy Rider 
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
Cali Hetfield (daughter), Castor Hetfield (son), Marcella Hetfield (daughter)
Sling Blade 
Tom Waits, Nick Cave
Meat & Potatoes
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James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.
Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal
Main: Guitar, vocals Occasional: drums, piano, bass
Warner Bros., Elektra, Megaforce
Metallica, Spastik Children, Leather Charm
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