James Hetfield quotes

James Hetfield photo
8   3

James Hetfield

Birthdate: 3. August 1963

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician and songwriter best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering an advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

In 2009, Hetfield was ranked at no. 8 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists and no. 24 by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. In Guitar World's poll, Hetfield was placed as the 19th greatest guitarist of all time, as well as being placed second in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll of the same magazine. Rolling Stone placed Hetfield as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time.

„It had to be something real bad. I think he stole music online.“

—  James Hetfield

Asked what the narrator in "Ride The Lightning" did to earn the death penalty
[James Hetfield And Kirk Hammett Look Back On Metallica's "Ride The Lightning", http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/06/metallica_ride_the_lightning_interview.php?page=2, Village Voice, 20 June 2012]

Similar authors

Тайлер Джозеф photo
Тайлер Джозеф6
American singer-songwriter and record producer
Billie Joe Armstrong photo
Billie Joe Armstrong26
American singer and guitarist
Justin Bieber photo
Justin Bieber35
Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor
Johnny Depp photo
Johnny Depp76
American actor, film producer, and musician
Jon Bon Jovi photo
Jon Bon Jovi26
American singer and musician
Till Lindemann photo
Till Lindemann2
German industrial metal musician
Keanu Reeves photo
Keanu Reeves36
Canadian actor, director, producer and musician
Chester Bennington photo
Chester Bennington1
American singer-songwriter
Marilyn Manson photo
Marilyn Manson76
American rock musician and actor
Today anniversaries
Rumi photo
Rumi119
Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
W.S. Merwin photo
W.S. Merwin17
American poet 1927 - 2019
Buddy Rich photo
Buddy Rich2
Jazz drummer and bandleader 1917 - 1987
Eileen Chang photo
Eileen Chang3
Chinese writer and screenwriter 1920 - 1995
Another 58 today anniversaries
Similar authors
Тайлер Джозеф photo
Тайлер Джозеф6
American singer-songwriter and record producer
Billie Joe Armstrong photo
Billie Joe Armstrong26
American singer and guitarist
Justin Bieber photo
Justin Bieber35
Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor
Johnny Depp photo
Johnny Depp76
American actor, film producer, and musician