Metallica's James Hetfield recently sat down with Guitar Center for a wide-ranging interview, offering fans an insight into his early years as a musician and his development as a guitarist. You can watch the 13-minute interview above.
Nearly 13 years to the day after he quit Metallica, former bassist Jason Newsted has finally opened up about his reasons for the split. In a new interview, he reveals that the final straw came when James Hetfield quashed their management's involvement with Newsted's side project, Echobrain.
Almost as interesting as the artists Sammy Hagar is collaborating with on his upcoming 'Sammy Hagar and Friends' album is the list of artists he couldn't find time to record with. One, Metallica's James Hetfield, turned down Hagar's invitation, but the Red Rocker says he understands why.
Greetings from Maui! Check out this Hawaiian rock n’ roll postcard in the making, with Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield hanging poolside with a dreamy landscape of palm trees and ocean in the background.
For years Metallica has been amongst the toughest acts in hard rock, and now they've built a pair of sunglasses to rock hard in. James Hetfield has partnered with Sutro Eyeware to create the JH Sutro sunglasses, available in black or tortoise. The band's merchandise page calls them Hetfield's "ideal pair of sunglasses."
The four members of Metallica realize a world of fans and haters will be watching closely when they release their next studio album. In a way they're going back to basics, letting old music influence their new music. For his part, singer James Hetfield says that despite rehab and an artistic venture with Lou Reed, there is still plenty for him to be ticked off about.
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