James Hetfield Reveals If He Is Leaving Metallica


Metallica singer James Hetfield has broken his silence from rehab in an announcement that confirms he is still Metallica’s frontman, and it also reveals that he will release ‘Reclaimed Rust The Four Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield’ on May 5, 2020. James Hetfield ‘replacing’ a Metallica bassist was revealed yesterday.

“James Hetfield, Metallica’s front man, opens up his garage for an exclusive tour of the highlights of his incredible collection of restored and customized classic cars.

Millions know James Hetfield as the front man of Metallica, but the acclaimed singer-songwriter has enjoyed another lifelong passion: restoring and customizing classic cars into magnificent pieces of automotive art. From cars such as the Skyscraper to the Aquarius and the Black Pearl, James Hetfield’s collection of beautifully reimagined classic automobiles is truly stunning.

For the first time, Hetfield is opening up his garage and inviting readers to dive under the hood of some of these internationally lauded classics. Featuring dynamic, specially commissioned photography of the cars and insight from Hetfield into their creation, this book is a unique opportunity to learn about the Metallica front man’s passion for creating bespoke classic cars.

James Hetfield’s unique cars will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles starting from February 2020.”

A Metallica icon revealed last week why he turned down a Dave Mustaine reunion. Metallica are rumored to work on a new album in 2020 when James Hetfield returns from rehab. Benvioli posted on the Metallica forum, “Ok here’s one, why not just aim for an 8 song album, including 1 instrumental. Follow the Lightning and Puppets template. It can run under 45 mins and fit on a single vinyl/CD. Give yourself 2 years to complete it. Avoid making Hollywood movies, breaking world records, collaborating with your heros or trying to launch an annual festival. Take just 1 year off of touring Europe. Just make an album with the best songs you can make.

If it isn’t great, stop playing the songs on tour and bury it. Look at the time spent on St. Anger and Death Magnetic, now think, why make 75 minute albums that have buried and forgotten, when you could spend half the time, on half as many songs?”