James Hetfield Life Timeline

Timeline created by jbatches
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  • James Hetfield is Born

  • James' Mom Dies

    Although I don't have an exact date, 1981 is when James' mom died from cancer when he was 13.
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    Metallica

  • Metallica is Formed

    Metallica is Formed
    There isn't an exact date for this either, but Metallica was formed in 1981.
  • First Album, Kill 'Em All, was Released

    First Album, Kill 'Em All, was Released
  • Second Album, Ride The Lightning, was Released

    Second Album, Ride The Lightning, was Released
  • Third Album, Master of Puppets, was Released

    Third Album, Master of Puppets, was Released
  • Bassist, Cliff Burton, was Killed in Tragic Bus Accident

    Bassist, Cliff Burton, was Killed in Tragic Bus Accident
  • Fourth Album, ...And Justice for All, was Released

    Fourth Album, ...And Justice for All, was Released
  • Won First Grammy for Best Metal Performance for "One"

  • Fifth Album, Self-titled "Metallica", was Released

    Fifth Album, Self-titled "Metallica", was Released
  • Caught on Fire During a Concert

    Caught on Fire During a Concert
    During a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, James Hetfield accidently stepped into the path of a pyrotechnic on stage. This caught a whole side of his body on fire. He was rushed to the hospital and suffered from many 2nd and 3rd degree burns. He went through 6 weeks worth of rehabilitation in 4 days so he could get back on tour as quick as possible, but taking breaks from his guitar when necessary.
  • Live Album titled "Live (expletive): Binge and Purge" was released

    Live Album titled "Live (expletive): Binge and Purge" was released
  • Sixth Album, Load, was Released

    Sixth Album, Load, was Released
  • Married Francesca Tomasi

    Married Francesca Tomasi
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    Married to Francesca Tomasi

  • Seventh Album, Re-Load, was Released

    Seventh Album, Re-Load, was Released
  • Had His First Child, Cali Tee Hetfield

    Had His First Child, Cali Tee Hetfield
  • Had Second Child, Castor Virgil Hetfield

    Had Second Child, Castor Virgil Hetfield
  • Had Third Child, Marcella Francesca

    Had Third Child, Marcella Francesca
  • Went to Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  • Eigth Album, St. Anger, was Released

    Eigth Album, St. Anger, was Released
  • "Some Kind of Monster" Movie Released

    "Some Kind of Monster" Movie Released
    Metallica's movie "Some Kind of Monster" was released in 2004, following some member's of the band's path through and after rehab.
  • Ninth Album, Death Magnetic, was Released

    Ninth Album, Death Magnetic, was Released
  • Inducted into Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame

  • Tenth Album, Lulu, was Released

    Tenth Album, Lulu, was Released