James Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American vocalist and guitarist. He is best known as being the co-founder (Along with Lars Ulrich) of the American thrash metal band Metallica. He supports the Second Amendment.
He currently lives in Vail, Colorado, with his wife, Francesca Tomasi, on August 17, 1997. When asked his thoughts on climate change, he responded "I really avoided the press around the Live Earth day. I didn't quite agree with what was going on there. Politics drive me crazy, and I don't like talking politics. Politics get in the way of things; they get in the way of getting things done, and getting our music across is what we wanna do – we don't wanna cloud it with 'Democrat, Republican,' whatever. Our philosophy is 'think for yourself' at the end of the day – do what you think feels right. I really believe that humans will survive. I have a lot of faith in mankind that we will overcome and adapt – whatever it is; whether it's man-made or God-made, or Earth/Mother Nature – we have a lot of smart people on this planet that will make something good out of bad."[Citation Needed]