Watch Metallica's James Hetfield on 'American Dad'

James Hetfield of Metallica
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James Hetfield of Metallica performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Day Two  at Grant Park on Aug. 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Ten years after appearing on The Simpsons as part of Metallica, James Hetfield returned to animated TV this week on American Dad. Only this time, he wasn't playing a cartoon version of himself -- he was playing a cartoon version of a man named James Hetfield who, despite all appearances, is not the real James Hetfield, but rather a water polo coach who just happens to have all of the real James Hetfield's guitars. Got that?

Metallica Gets Involved in Super Bowl 50 Concert Festivities

Check out these Instagram videos from the American Dad ep (courtesy Blabbermouth) below and get excited for Metallica's upcoming pre-Super Bowl concert. That sold-out show goes down Saturday, Feb. 6, in San Francisco and will be live-streamed on

Metallica is currently working on the follow-up LP to 2008's No. 1 album Death Magnetic. 


So...did anyone else know that @metallica's @papa_het_ appeared on #AmericanDad this week?

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