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Bear Hunting TV Show Narrated by James Hetfield Leads to Metallica Glastonbury Protest

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James Hetfield's involvement in a History Channel hunting series has led to a group calling for Metallica's removal from the Glastonbury Festival.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield on Upcoming Album: ‘It’s Quality Over Quantity’

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Metallica's James Hetfield says that the band doesn't expect to release a massive two-disc offering when their next album finally arrives.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield To Narrate Upcoming History Channel Series ‘The Hunt’

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Joined by Billie Joe Armstrong + Joe Satriani at Acoustic Benefit

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We're used to seeing Metallica rock out live, so it was quite a sight to check out frontman James Hetfield not only without the thunderous backing of his band, but also unplugging for an acoustic benefit. Hetfield was part of an all-star lineup for the 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit at San Francisco's Fillmore Thursday night (May 15), where he performed a four-song set and returned for the finale.

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James Hetfield + Billie Joe Armstrong Headline San Francisco’s ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure’ Benefit

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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.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Orion’ Festival Was a ‘Disaster Financially’ + ‘Not Able To Happen Again’

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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.

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Rob Halford vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Semifinals

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Ahhhh!!! Yeah!!! If you read those words with a Rob Halford scream and a James Hetfield grunt, then you're ready to vote in this legendary semifinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Frontman tournament!

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert

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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).

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Philip Anselmo vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Quarterfinals

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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!

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Corpsegrinder vs. James Hetfield – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

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Here we've got a bit of an interesting matchup of death metal legend George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher and James Hetfield!

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