Video: James Hetfield pranks security guy mid-song

James Hetfield may have plenty to smile about, but it's not often that you catch the Metallica guitarist showing his playful side. Check out the video (about 20 seconds in) to see him pull a prank on a security guy during a rendition of '...And Justice For All' at a Metallica gig in Oslo, Norway back in 2010.

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Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.