Friday's Guitar Hero: James Hetfield

13th Aug 2010 | 08:40

Our regular weekly feature in which we'll share our pick of the guitar wonders YouTube has to offer. This week: Metallica's mainman.

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As well as leading the biggest metal band in the world, Metallica's James Hetfield is a truly great guitarist. Check out this version of Blackened from the ...And Justice For All album, filmed in Nimes, France, last year.

It's the show opener and Hetfield's left hand is a precise and mesmerising blur. 99% of his right-hand technique comprises downstrokes and how he does it for two hours a night is, frankly, beyond us.

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