James Hetfield

American guitarist and singer

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]

James Hetfield
Hetfield performing with Metallica in Paris, France in 2012
Hetfield performing with Metallica in Paris, France in 2012
Background information
Birth nameJames Alan Hetfield
Born (1963-08-03) August 3, 1963 (age 59),
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

Personal lifeEdit

Hetfield married his wife Francesca Tomasi on August 17, 1997. They have three children.[3]


  1. "James Hetfield Biography, Bio, Profile, pictures, photos from Netglimse.com". Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  2. "Metallica singer gives 330 acres to Calif. county". Retrieved 2009-12-16.[permanent dead link]
  3. "20 Things You Might Not Know About Birthday Boy James Hetfield". iHeart Radio. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
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