On his 53rd birthday, here are 5 things you might know about the Metallica frontman:
- His first instrument wasn’t the guitar – he rocked the piano at 9 years old, picking up a guitar by age 14.
- Metallica’s tour contract bans him from skateboarding…he broke his wrist on tour in 1986.
- He sings ‘off to never never land’ in two Metallica songs, Enter Sandman and King Nothing.
- James Hetfield went to rehab for both alcohol AND chocolate addictions in July 2001
- James Hetfield guest starred on the Disney cartoon ‘Dave the Barbarian.’ voicing a dragon with Lars Ulrich.