James Alan Hetfield, who was born on August 3, 1963, is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, co-founder, and principal songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica. Live and in the studio, he occasionally takes lead guitar responsibilities and solos. He is best recognized for his sophisticated rhythm playing.
In October 1981, Hetfield co-founded Metallica after responding to an advertisement placed by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has released 10 studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays, and twenty-four singles, and has received nine Grammy Awards.
In 2009, Hetfield was voted No. 8 in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists by Joel McIver and No. 24 in Hit Parader’s list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time.
In Guitar World’s vote, Hetfield was ranked as the nineteenth greatest guitarist of all time, and in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll, he tied for second place with Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. He was ranked as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Early Years of James Hetfield
Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963, in Downey, California, to light opera singer Cynthia Bassett and truck driver Virgil Lee Hetfield. His ancestry is English, German, Irish, and Scottish. He has two elder half-brothers and one younger half-sister from his mother’s first marriage.
Hetfield’s parents split in 1976 when he was 13 years old. In accordance with their beliefs, they firmly disapproved of medicine or any other medical therapy, and they remained faithful to their faith even while Cynthia succumbed to cancer.
This childhood inspired several of Hetfield’s lyrics during his tenure with Metallica, including “Dyers Eve” and “The God That Failed” from…And Justice for All and Metallica, respectively. Hetfield was 16 years old in 1979 when Cynthia passed away from cancer. After his mother’s passing, Hetfield moved in with his older half-brother David.
In late 1996, during Metallica’s Load tour, Virgil passed away. Hetfield attended Downey High School for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Brea Olinda High School, from which he graduated in 1981.
James Hetfield is Dating Kim Kardashian
James Hetfield and Francesca, his wife of 25 years, have announced that they are definitely getting divorced. It is now established that James is dating Kim Kardashian. Kardashian is newly divorced and recently ended her relationship with Pete Davidson.
The couple was observed holding hands at the Four Seasons in Vail, Colorado. They were observed hiking, cycling, playing golf, fly fishing, and relaxing in the hot springs. During supper, the paparazzi spotted the couple eating spaghetti and meatballs in a Lady and the Tramp-like manner.
Lisa Adams remarked, “It was very revolting.” “As I attempted to have my food, I was forced to observe those two slurpings and slobbering on each other. They resembled animals. Children were present in the restaurant. I requested to speak with the management and voiced my discontent. This revolting spectacle turned me off my beet salad.”
He is Referred to as a Perfect Man
Kim informed Madhouse News that James meets all of her requirements. “He has a history of instability and drug issues. In addition, he has a neck tattoo. He is the ideal man in my eyes. I should publish a book because I am so adept at picking men.” Kim is thrice divorced and has left in her wake a trail of broken men.
Hetfield continued, “Kim is my soul mate, and she saved my life.” According to Sir Mix-A-Lot, I enjoy large butts and cannot lie. Being with Kim is comparable to making out with a waterbed. I must attach a broomstick to my back to prevent being drawn in. Once she gets going, the vortex is rather powerful.
Hetfield revealed that he and Kim are collaborating on new music for Metallica’s upcoming album. Hetfield chuckled, “She has many brilliant ideas and a wonderful voice.”
“We have already recorded a duet of this James Taylor and Carly Simon tune. You know, mockingbird, ing bird, etc. It will be very awesome. I cannot wait to tell Lars the fantastic news that he will adore Kim as much as I do.”
Dating History of James Hetfield
At least 6 people were in love with James Hetfield. We don’t know everything about James Hetfield’s past partners and relationships. It’s usually easy to find out who James is dating, but it’s harder to keep track of all his hookups, flings, and breakups. Some of them will be talked about below.
Francesca worked for Metallica’s security team at first, and then she took care of the band’s clothes. Hetfield got married to Francesca Tomasi on August 17, 1997. They have three children together.
On August 29, 1970, Alycen Rowse was born. She is 5’6. She’s also had fun with Joe Perry from Aerosmith, John Taylor from Duran Duran, Toby Keith, and a few other people who aren’t on this list.
Cliff Burton’s parents, Ray and Jan Burton tallied up the testimonials about how dedicated he was to music and how they wanted to start a band and become famous without taking their feet off the ground.
Other people who gave the band an air of grace were James’s old drinking buddies Fred Cotton and Leah Storkson, who had been with James since the beginning of the band. James’s ex-girlfriend Leah Storkson had also been a fan since the beginning.
After Ron McGovney introduced her to James, she asked him for his phone number.