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?
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 webcast.livemetallica.com.
Metallica is currently working on the follow-up LP to 2008’s No. 1 album Death Magnetic.