Who We Are?
James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician. He is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, co-founder, and main songwriter of the heavy metal band Metallica. He is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio.
Lars Ulrich R (/lrk/; Danish: [ls ulek]; born December 26, 1963) is a Danish musician best known as Metallica’s drummer and co-founder. He played tennis as a child and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to train professionally. He is the son and grandson of tennis players Torben and Einer Ulrich.
Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo
Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica, he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.
Santiago, Roberto Agustin Miguel Samuel Trujillo Veracruz (/truhijo/; born October 23, 1964) is an American musician best known as Metallica’s bassist since 2003. He first rose to prominence as the bassist of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies from 1989 to 1995, while also collaborating with Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir for funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves. After leaving Suicidal Tendencies, he performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Jerry Cantrell, and the heavy metal band Black Label Society. Trujillo joined Metallica in 2003 and is the band’s longest-serving bassist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Metallica in 2009.