9 Things You Need To Know About James Hetfield (Metallica)

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#1- James Hetfield was born on 3 August, 1963, in California, U.S. His real name is James Alan Hetfield.

#2- James is the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter, & co-founder of the heavy metal band Metallica.

#3- He is also considered as one of the greatest heavy metal rhythm guitar players of all time.

#4- In 1981, at the age of 18, James Hetfield co-founded Metallica with Lars Ulrich.

#5- Before co-founding Metallica, James was in a few other bands, like Obsession & Leather Charm.

#6- He started taking piano lessons at the age of 9 and he learned to play the guitar at 14.

#7- During his career, James Hetfield has not released any solo albums or toured as a solo artist.

#8- He won 9 Grammy Awards & 2 American Music Awards as a member of Metallica.

#9- James Hetfield is also the second richest member of Metallica. His net worth is around $300 million.

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