Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will lead the talent lineup at the upcoming pediatric cancer benefit 'Acoustic 4 a Cure' in San Francisco. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, with the proceeds from the show going to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
Even when you're the most commercially successful metal band in history, financial issues can still set you back. In a new interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield calls the band's 'Orion Music + More' festival a "disaster financially." Additionally, after back-to-back years of 'Orion,' Hetfield believes that because of money issues, the festival will not happen again.
James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Park, Calif., over the weekend, and Hetfield performed "Enter Sandman" with some of the kids during the event (watch the videos below).
What do we have here? Just two of the most incredible and influential frontmen of the past 30 years going head to head in this mighty quarterfinal match!
Metallica frontman James Hetfield sure loves to say, "Yeah!" Both beloved and playfully lampooned for his legendary use of the affirmative, James Hetfield and his "Yeah's" have been immortalized by a diligent audio technician, who has compiled every single "Yeah!" from Hetfield's recorded history into a hilarious three-minute-and-sixteen-second montage.