Metallica frontman James Hetfield will narrate the upcoming History Channel series The Hunt, which will chronicle the hunt on Alaska’s Kodiak Island for the Kodiak brown bear, the largest land predator on earth. Hetfield has been known to be an avid hunter and has some experience going after bears. According to Loudwire, the eight-episode series will premiere on Sunday, June 8th at 10:00 p.m. ET.
- In other James Hetfield news, the singer/guitarist performed last week at a benefit called Acoustic 4 A Cure, which took place in San Francisco and found the Metallica frontman doing both solo songs and teaming with Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Chickenfoot‘s Joe Satriani for a medley of “Turn The Page” and Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”
- Hetfield also participating in the evening’s final jam on Bob Dylan‘s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” which also featured Sammy Hagar and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson in addition to Armstrong, Satriani and others.
- Metallica just participated in the second annual “Metallica Night” at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday night (May 16th). Drummer Lars Ulrichthrew out the first pitch before the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Florida Marlins, while his bandmates James Hetfield and Kirk Hammettperformed a dueling-guitar version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
- The band has been working on its 10th studio album this month but will head off to Europe for a run of concerts in June.