James Alan Hetfield (born James Alan Hetfield; born August 3, 1963, Downey, California, USA) is a vocalist, rhythm guitarist and permanent leader of the American metal band Metallica. Since 2011, it has been 87th in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The Christianity of his family and religiosity is often referred to as the root of James – the lyrics of the “tortured soul” in his poems and texts. He began to play music at the age of 9 with piano lessons, then tapped on the drums of his brother David and, finally, switched to the guitar.
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Hatfield also has a balalaika in his collection, which was specially made for him. Continue reading