METALLICA frontman James Hetfield speaks out on social media impostors
Earlier today, James posted to METALLICA‘s social media accounts that there are imposters out there using his name within the medium and for fans to be wary who they communicate with.
James said: “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“.
METALLICA are set to release their 12th studio album, “72 Seasons“, on April 14 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield and METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track “72 Seasons” is METALLICA‘s first full-length collection of new material since 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“.
METALLICA‘s “M72” world tour will feature two-night stops in nearly two dozen cities. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, the 46-show trek will launch in Amsterdam on April 27 and will include shows all over Europe and North America through 2024. Each “No Repeat Weekend” on “M72” will feature two completely different setlists and support lineups. The “M72” tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed METALLICA Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the “I Disappear” full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Opening acts for the tour include PANTERA, MAMMOTH WVH, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ICE NINE KILLS, ARCHITECTS, VOLBEAT and GRETA VAN FLEET.
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— Metallica (@Metallica) January 14, 2023