16 Facts About James Hetfield

16 Facts About James Hetfield

Top James Hetfield Fan Facts

1- Metallica’s 1991 song “The God That Failed” 

The lyrics and song material were inspired by Hetfield’s anguish on the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death She died of cancer after refusing medical attention, solely relying on her belief in God to heal her.  Hetfield felt that had she not followed her Christian Science beliefs, she could have survived



2- James Hetfield Is a skilled hunter he also  Member of The National Rifle Association.


3- He initially composed the 1991 hit “Nothing Else Matters” as an individual tune, not proposed to be played before any other person, however Metallica drummer and band mate Lars Ulrich persuaded him to utilize it for a Metallica melody, which he did.

4- His wife Francesca is from Argentina and a previous costumer for his band Metallica.


5- Endured severely second-degree burns  through a phase pyrotechnic mishap while visiting in Montreal, Canada, 8 August 1992.

james hetfield 1992 burns

6-  His musical inspirations are Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Venom, Nick Cave, Rocket From The Crypt, ‘The Misfits’, Black Sabbath, Diamond Head.


7- Has his kids names tatooed on his chest.


8- Daughter, Cali Tee Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 8 lbs 4 oz and measuring 20 inches long. (13 June 1998)

Cali Tee Hetfield

9- Metallica’s hit 1991 song “Enter Sandman” was inspired by fears and nightmares Hetfield had as a child.


10- Son, Castor Virgil Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz and measuring 22 1/2 inches long. (18 May 2000)

Castor Virgil Hetfield


11- Daughter, Marcella Francesca Hetfield, was born in San Francisco, California, weighing in at 8 lbs 5 oz and measuring 21 1/4 inches long. (17 January 2002)

Marcella Francesca Hetfield

12 – James Hetfield was a janitor before  Metallica.


13- He likes hunting, hot-rods, anonymity, snow boarding, street hockey, wake boarding, cigars, choppers, guns, wood work.



14-He describes himself as rugged, honest, stubborn.


15- Frontman James Hetfield was originally in a short-lived band named Leather Charm, alongside bassist Ron McGovney (who spent only a year in Metallica). When Hetfield decided that his band Leather Charm should move to be more serious, the band broke up. Shortly after, Metallica was born.


16- In 1991, Hetfield blew his voice doing a cover of the song “So What” during the recording of the album Metallica, and had to be completely retrained.



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  1. you spelled something wrong it’s on the second one

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