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James Hetfield
James Hetfield at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International held on July 19, 2013
Background information
Birth nameJames Alan Hetfield
BornAugust 3, 1963 (1963-08-03) (age 57),
Downey, California
GenresHeavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal, alternative metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, drums, piano, bass
Years active1978 - present
LabelsBlackened Recordings
Associated actsMetallica, Spastik Children, Leather Charm

James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963)[1] is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is an original member of the thrash metal band Metallica.[2]

Personal life

Hetfield married his wife Francesca Tomasi on August 17, 1997. They have three children.


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