Metallica fans often fall for fraud on social media.
James Hetfield warns the Metallica fans
The band frontman James Hetfield clarified that does not use social media, but he used Metallica’s social media account to warn fans about imposters.
He says: “There are people online that have assumed my identity, spreading misinformation, and have caused damage to other people. There are imposters and predators out there. This is out of my control, but it is in your control who you choose to connect with. Please be careful on socials and vet people before getting in contact with them.
“To be clear…I am not on any social media forms, Facebook, Instagram, etc. The only connection I have with social media is through the official Metallica website and official Metallica socials.
“If you are following or communicating with someone who you think is or is portraying themselves as me… it is not me. I hope this helps those who have been or are getting deceived and are ashamed to talk about it.
“With love and respect, James ‘Papa Het’ Hetfield.”
Papa Het would love you to read this… pic.twitter.com/UPYamfaTY8
— Metallica (@Metallica) January 14, 2023
Metallica had surprised the fans with the release of a new single, Lux Æterna, and the announcement of their 12th studio album, 72 Seasons.
They also revealed details of an expansive 2023/24 world tour, featuring two-night stands across the globe, from Amsterdam (April 27 and 29, 2023) to Mexico City (September 27 and 29, 2024).