James Hetfield

The 100 Greatest Rock Stars Since That Was A Thing

Three of the 100 are in this picture! The Rolling Stones, in 1964, from left to right: Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts…
Bob Guccione Jr / July 6, 2021

Metallica’s James Hetfield Is ‘a Little Skeptical’ of the Vaccine, Fears Possible COVID Passport Requirements

It doesn't sound like James Hetfield will be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine any time soon. The Metallica frontman, who's also a hunting and gun enthusiast,…
SPIN Staff / May 8, 2021

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell on Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘He’s the Godfather’

Today James Hetfield turns 57 and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains paid tribute to the Metallica frontman, heaping praise on someone he calls "the Godfather."
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2020

Metallica Cancels Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Headlining Slots

Metallica has canceled their headlining slot at Sonic Temple fest in Columbus, Ohio, this May. They'll be replaced by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool.
Daniel Kohn / February 24, 2020

James Hetfield Performs ‘Baby Hold On’ at Eddie Money Tribute Show

Last night's star-studded Eddie Money tribute show in Beverly Hills did a number of great things: it raised money for the USC Eddie Money Cancer Research…
Daniel Kohn / February 21, 2020

Metallica’s Countdown Clock Finally Hit Zero

This story, originally published October 7, was updated on October 10. Metallica baffled fans on Sunday, October 6, when the band tweeted the…
Anna Chan / October 10, 2019

Metallica Cancel Tour So James Hetfield Can Enter Addiction Treatment

Metallica have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can enter an addiction treatment program. "As…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 28, 2019

James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Used Metallica’s Music to Scare Cougar Away

Diehard Metallica fans take note: a good way to receive a phone call from thunder-voiced frontman James Hetfield is to use his band's music to…
Maggie Serota / August 7, 2019

Metallica’s James Hetfield Will Play a Cop in New Zac Efron Ted Bundy Biopic

Last year, news of an unlikely new film project surfaced: Zac Efron had signed onto star in a new biopic about notorious serial killer Ted…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 12, 2018

Every ‘80s Metallica Song, Ranked

One of the most authoritative and forward-thinking metal bands of the ’80s, Metallica helped make thrash a worldwide phenomenon. By blending the fast tempos and…
Adam Rothbarth / November 16, 2017

Metallica’s James Hetfield Latest Artist to Fall Into a Hole Onstage

Metallica's WorldWired tour came to the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam last night, and the stage setup looked elaborate. There were a bunch of video cubes suspended overhead, and during "Now…
Anna Gaca / September 5, 2017

Listen to Metallica’s James Hetfield on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast

After "listening to most of [Metallica's] catalogue in the last three days"—and despite not being much of a metal fan—Marc Maron recently undertook an interview…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 9, 2017

Metallica’s James Hetfield and His Daughter Played an Acoustic Cover of Adele’s ‘Crazy For You’

For the second year in a row, Metallica's James Hetfield shared a headlining slot at a pediatric cancer benefit concert called Acoustic-4-a-Cure. This year, as…
Colin Joyce / May 17, 2015