Profession: Metallica Rocker
Biography: James Hetfield founded heavy metal band Metallica with Lars Ulrich in Los Angeles in 1981. He performs as lead vocalist and on rhythm guitar. As the bands main songwriter he is responsible for such anthems as "Enter Sandman" and "The Memory Remains".
Metallica are one of the most commercially successful bands ever and have sold over 125 million albums (2018). In addition they are the winners of 9 Grammy Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
- 1983-07-25 Megaforce Records releases Metallica's debut album "Kill 'Em All"
- 1986-03-03 ELektra Records releases "Master of Puppets", the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica
- 1991-07-30 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"
- 1991-08-12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica"; debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart
- 1992-08-08 Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
- 1997-11-18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
- 2009-04-04 24th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Jeff Beck; Little Anthony and the Imperials; Metallica; Run-D.M.C.; Bobby Womack; Wanda Jackson; Bill Black; DJ Fontana; and Spooner Oldham
- 2014-06-25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Rey; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran