Profession: Metallica Rocker
Why Famous: James Hetfield is one of the founders of heavy metal band Metallica and 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 were formed in 1982 and have gone on to win 9 Grammy Awards. They were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
- 1997-08-17 Metallica lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi
- 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 band member 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"
- 2000-04-14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
- 2009-04-04 Eminem Inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame