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James Hetfield Traces His Musical Evolution: ‘I Was on a Quest’

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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.

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Jason Newsted Finally Explains Exact Reason He Quit Metallica

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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.

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James Hetfield Plays ‘Enter Sandman’ With Kids After Receiving Award

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A ceremony honoring James Hetfield's work with children in the Bay Area included a free-form jam that found the Metallica frontman onstage with some very lucky kids.

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James Hetfield Turned Down Sammy Hagar … But It’s Cool

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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.

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James Hetfield – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Imposing frontman and all-around rambunctious human being James Hetfield has made quite a mark in the music world as the rhythm guitarist, songwriter and lead singer for Metallica.

His 49th birthday falls on Aug. 3, and things seem to still be blazing for James, Metal

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Aloha From Sammy Hagar + James Hetfield – Pic of the Week

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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.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Helps Design Limited-Edition Sutro Sunglasses

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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."

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Still Aiding the Search for Morgan Harrington’s Killer

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The tragic deaths of concert-goers can very understandably hit close for bands, and the October 2009 loss of Metallica fan Morgan Harrington has the group still doing their part to find the killer.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Rocks Out for Gnomes – Pic of the Week

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It turns out that Metallica's James Hetfield isn't just the "master of puppets," he's also got a pretty solid hold over garden gnomes as well … at least most of them.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Promises the Anger is Still There

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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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