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James Hetfield

American musician

James Hetfield

American musician
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birthday
3rd
August, 1963
Birth Place
Downey, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter for heavy metal band Metallica. He 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 an 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.
In 2009, Hetfield was ranked at No. 8 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists and No. 24 by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. In Guitar World’s poll, Hetfield was placed as the 19th greatest guitarist of all time, as well as being placed second (along with Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett) in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll of the same magazine.Rolling Stone placed him as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Metallica Spastik Children Leather Charm

Birth Name

James Alan Hetfield

Genres

Heavy metal thrash metal hard rock speed metal

Labels

Warner Bros. Elektra Megaforce Blackened

Occupations

Musician songwriter

Years Active

1978 present

Name

James Hetfield

Nationality

United States of America

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