Happy Birthday, James Hetfield!

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: James Hetfield of Metallica performs on the Pyramid stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 28, 2014 in Glastonbury, England.
! Today is James Hetfield’s birthday!

Few frontmen are busier these days than Hetfield. He and Metallica have been touring, headlining festivals and finding time to make a very funny ESPN commercial.

Aside from all of the talk and questions about a new album, one of the biggest Metallica stories this summer was all of the controversy around the band headlining Glastonbury.
The band’s reaction to the situation was classic Metallica.  A video simply titled, Glastallica, introduced the band at Glastonbury. Oh yeah…these t-shirts were for sale at the festival venue as well.  If you weren’t able to attend the legendary festival, fortunately, the band sells these special-edition shirts at their online store.

Europe has been home to James for quite a while now. He recently finished up the European leg of his tour with the guys, which included headlining Sonisphere, a traveling rock music festival in Europe. They nailed it, by request. Here’s their performance of “Fuel” and “One.”

Over thirty years after Kill ‘Em All, Hetfield’s iconic voice is still roaring for fans all over the world.  Happy birthday!