On August 3, the legendary Metallica vocalist James Hetfield turned 59 years old. Lars Ulrich wished Hetfield a happy birthday on Instagram, writing “Love You, Big Man” in the caption. His bandmates also posted birthday greetings on their social media accounts. By responding to Lars Ulrich’s advertisement in 1981 and co-founding Metallica, James Hetfield reached a turning point in his life and launched the band’s career. Papa Het has made numerous contributions to Metallica and the metal genre as vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter, in addition to co-founding the band. In addition to his distinctive voice, the musician is renowned for his lead guitar techniques and influential live solos. He has established himself as one of the most influential guitarists on various music critics’ lists. In the band’s most popular songs, such as “Nothing Else Matters” and “Just a Bullet Away,” Hetfield has performed successful guitar solos.
Recently, on August 3, Papa Het celebrated his 59th birthday, and numerous fans and bandmates sent him birthday greetings. Lars Ulrich shared a photo of them in which he was kissing Hetfield while the guitarist signaled for a timeout. The drummer joked that they will continue to love each other without ‘timeouts.’ On his longtime partner’s birthday, he expressed his affection for him. Lars Ulrich made the following Instagram post: “There are no timeouts!” Nothing but love, hugs, and juicy kisses remain in our tank! Happy birthday to my partner in all creative endeavors over the past 874 years. Love ya, big man!”
Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo also wished Hetfield a happy birthday on their Instagram accounts. Hammett celebrated his friend’s birthday by expressing his enthusiasm for the upcoming collaborative works they will produce. The guitarist dubbed Hetfield “Riff Lord” due to his proficiency in creating riffs. Conversely, Trujillo observed his birthday in Spanish. Kirk Hammett posted on Instagram: “Happy birthday to my brother and fellow guitar wielder! I adore you and look forward to waging more riff wars with you, the one and only Riff Lord! “With much affection and aloha!”