James Hetfield is an American guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter for heavy metal band Metallica, which he co-founded in 1981 with drummer Lars Ulrich. Metallica, known for hits like “The Memory Remains” and “Enter Sandman,” has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles. James was named the eighth greatest metal guitarist by Joel Mclver in 2009. Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963, as James Alan Hetfield in Los Angeles, California, to Christian Science parents, a religion he would dismiss later on. He has been married to Francesca since August 17, 1997. They have three children; Cali, Castor, and Marcella.
James Hetfield Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 3 August 1963
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: James Alan Hetfield
Nicknames: Het, Jaymz, The Het, Papa Het, Mighty Het
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
James Hetfield Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 180 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 81.7 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Shoe Size: Unknown
James Hetfield Family Details:
Father: Virgil Hetfield (a truck driver)
Mother: Cynthia Hetfield (an opera singer)
Spouse: Francesca Hetfield (m. 1997)
Children: Castor Virgil Hetfield (Son), Cali Tee Hetfield (Daughter), Marcella Francesca Hetfield (Daughter)
Siblings: Christopher Hale (Brother), David Hale (Brother), Deanna Hetfield (Sister)
James Hetfield Education:
Attended Downey High School and Brea Olinda High School.
Music groups: Metallica (Since 1981), Leather Charm, Spastik Children
James Hetfield Favorite Things:
Bands: Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Scorpions, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nick Cave
Movies: The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Pulp Fiction (1994), Sling Blade (1996), Vanishing Point (1971), Easy Rider (1969)
Food: BBQ, Mexican, Oysters, Meat & Potatoes
James Hetfield Facts:
*He is of English, and some Scots-Irish descent.
*He lost his mother to cancer at a young age.
*He is joined in Metallica by bassist Robert Trujillo, drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Lee Hammett.
*Rolling Stone placed Hetfield as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time.
*His wife, Francesca, is from Argentina and is a former costumer for his band Metallica.
*Currently, he resides in San Rafael, California.