James Alan Hetfield Since 2011, it has been 87th in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The Christianity of his family and religiosity is often referred to as the root of James – the lyrics of the “tortured soul” in his poems and texts. He began to play music at the age of 9 with piano lessons, then tapped on the drums of his brother David and, finally, switched to the guitar.
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Hatfield also has a balalaika in his collection, which was specially made for him.
As a child, James Hetfield had a rather difficult family situation – his father left the family when he was 13, and his mother died when James was only 16. Continue reading
“… And justice for all” is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording “Kill’em all,” the band came to the studio with finished material. The work moved very hard: the thought crushed that these were the first independent compositions, through the notes of which Burton’s eyes did not run through. Perhaps this album turned out to be the most interesting in the history of Metallica. In record time, he became platinum. The new album of the group appeared on the shelves on August 4, 1991 and by August 6 it was already twice “gold”. This work can be considered as not typical for the direction of “speed thrash metal” and at the same time quite logical, as applied to the concept of “Metallica”: the speed of performance, which at one time became an end in itself, gave way to melody (though the group had not suffered before absence), sound rigidity is preserved, but now it is achieved by acoustic instruments. Continue reading