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James Hetfield made his first public appearance last night (January 30) at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles after entering rehab back in September 2019.

Hetfield was on hand as part of the “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” event that featured ten of the Metallica frontman’s custom cars which he donated to the museum. Per Ultimate Classic Rock, a number of other musicians were in attendance at the event including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. Fan-shot video and photos from the event can be viewed below.

While Hetfield was taking time to seek treatment, Metallica remained very active and announced they will be performing double-headlining sets at five festivals this year: Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock. Complete details on each of those festivals can be found through MetallicaXX.com.

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Bom dia! Nós, fãs do Metallica e do James estamos aliviados! Durante... o evento ontem na Petersen Automotive Museum, vimos um James sorridente, descontraído e brincando com convidados e jornalistas. Ele está bem! E que venham os shows e quem sabe um novo álbum para 2021! m/

 

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