10 Incredible James Hetfield Moments

August 3, 2019

Today (August 3rd) is James Hetfield's birthday, and we wanted to celebrate the man who has helped forge Metallica, as well as the future for so many other rock and metal bands by sharing some of our favorite Hetfield moments. With a musical career of over 30 years, it's hard to widdle it down to just ten, but they are definitely unforgettable nonetheless. 


  1. When Mistress Carrie spoke with him about Chris Cornell, the "WorldWired" Tour, and Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium

  2. When he name-dropped snubbed bands at the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame

  3. When he gave this fan his guitar

  4. When he got roasted by comedian Jim Breuer

  5. When he stole Kirk Hammett's guitar solo

  6. When they jammed with Lemmy

  7. When he survived being burned by pyrotechnics

  8. When he and Kirk got in a Guitar Duel onstage

  9. When they became the 2016 ambassadors for Record Store Day

  10. When he did this