A Happy Birthday going out to Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, who turns 50 today!The metal band he formed with Lars Ulrich in 1983 revitalized heavy metal and paved the way for a new generation of rock hopefuls everywhere. Not to mention causing them to reach superstar status in their own right.
Since Metallica’s major successes in the 80s and 90s, Hetfield has become a heavyweight in the world of metal music and he and his bandmates continue to reach new goals year after year.
In June, Metallica launched the second installment of their festival, Orion Music + More in Detroit, MI, and the band will debut their concert film, Metallica: Through the Never this September. The group is also planning on releasing yet another new album in either 2014 or 2015.
Happy Birthday James Hetfield, and rock on!
For more on James Hetfield and the rest of Metallica, head to the band's official website, and be sure to leave your birthday wishes for the rocker in the comments section below!
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