Metallica’s James Hetfield Has A Sense Of Humor

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I’ve been a Metallica fan for nearly 2/3rds of my life. They’re the band that got me into metal and also the band responsible for getting me to learn guitar (“Nothing Else Matters” FTW). And one of the things that has kept me being a fan for this long is that the guys genuinely seem like really cool people. When I spoke with Kirk Hammett last year (interview here), he was really excited and passionate, never once sounding arrogant or entitled. And when it comes to vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield it also seems like he’s just one of those guys that never let the fame of Metallica get to his head. In fact, he takes it in stride and has some fun with it, as evidenced by some gifs below where he has fun messing with some security guards at some shows. Check ’em out below!

Can we just take a moment to laugh at Hetfield covering his ass in that second gif? Priceless, that’s what that is.

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