15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMES HATFIELD FROM METALLICA GROUP
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.
15 interesting facts
Hatfield also has a balalaika in his collection, which was specially made for him.
As a child, James Hetfield had a rather difficult family situation – his father left the family when he was 13, and his mother died when James was only 16.
James Hetfield has two personalized guitars – ESP Iron Cross and ESP Truckster, both very powerful instruments with active EMG sensors.
Metallica was only 4 of James Hetfield’s band, the previous three fell apart and only the last group was able to record a demo (Leather Charm).
Hetfield often wringed his hands during tours with Metallica, as a result, the organizers began to add the line “no skateboards” with the participation of such a vehicle, troubles with limbs occurred.
In addition to playing the guitar, Hatfield was fond of playing music on the drum kit and piano.
Also in 1992, James was seriously burnt on stage, which is noteworthy in Montreal.
Hatfield always had problems with alcohol in the early 2000s, he went through a rehabilitation course because of this, the album St. Anger was released later than planned.
There are even cases for iPhone with a picture of a rock musician.
James Hetfield basically does not take part in the business side of Metallica’s life, it is mainly Lars Urlich who does this.
In Japan, manga was released with members of the group, including Hatfield.
There are even bracelets made from recycled James strings, the declared price of 250 bucks scares very few.
The name for their rock band Hatfield and Urlich was stolen from an acquaintance who was about to release the rock magazine Metallica.
What is noteworthy, when performing the song “Am I Evil”, Hatfield sometimes had to play drums.
For a live recording made in Moscow, James specifically designed the cover.