Height: 6' 1"
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3rd, 1963
in Downey, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. He began
his interest in music after his mother died, as a comfort
and escape from an unhappy reality. After moving in with
his brother-in-law in La Brea, James met a group of young
men who shared an interest in music. They formed a
garage band called Obsession, which did covers of
Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. His next project was Leather
Charm, for which he was a vocalist. The band also featured a
bassist named Ron McGovney. This band would write the
song that would give Metallica its start - "Hit The Lights."
James was approached by a young Dane named
Lars Ulrich, who finally convinced him to start another
band. They recorded a rough impromptu version of
"Hit the Lights" for Brian Slagel, who put it on his first
Massacre compelation album. The rest, is history!
Some of Jaymz' favourite activities include: hunting,
fishing, and smoking Cuban cigars. He is currently living
in Novato, California.
Jaymz is also amazingly accident-prone. Here is a list of
only a few of his injuries:
on his head from an ATV accident.
fracture of both bones in his left forearm
requiring two metal plates, screws and 85 stitches.
left wrist while skateboarding during Ozzy tour
burns (2nd degree) on face, left arm and hand
from pyro accident during the Roam tour - required skin grafts.
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