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James Hetfield Through the Years

Metallica frontman from the garage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Cliff Burton and James Hetfield of Metallica perform in the 1980s.

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Headbangers

Jason Newsted and James Hetfield of Metallica perform during the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in Donington, England on August 22nd, 1987.

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Monsters of Rock

Jason Newsted and James Hetfield of Metallica perform during the Monsters of Rock festival at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas on July 2nd, 1988.

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RIP! Magazine Party

James Hetfield, Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan during the 1990 RIP! Magazine Party in Los Angeles on November 9th, 1990.

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Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

James Hetfield of Metallica performs at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on October 19th, 1997.

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KROQ Weenie Roast

Dennis Rodman, James Hetfield, Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles on September 9th, 1999.

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mtvICONs

Metallica on stage during the mtvICON: Metallica tribute special at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on May 3rd, 2003.

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Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008

Metallica perform during the seventh annual Los Premios MTV Latin America 2008 Awards held at the Auditorio Telmex in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 16th, 2008.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

James Hetfield of Metallica speaks during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4th, 2009.

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The Hetfield Clan

James Hetfield and family at the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4th, 2009.

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Black Ops Launch Party

Robert Trujillo and James Hetfield of Metallica perform at the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on November 4th, 2010.

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Lou Reed

James Hetfield, Lou Reed and Lars Ulrich attend the Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu listening party for Bowers & Wilkins Sound Sessions at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City on October 24th, 2011.

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