Saturday, August 23, 2008
Breaking News! Hetfield's a Douche
Metallica frontman James Hetfield has irked nature lovers by building a 300-foot-long fence on his sprawling San Rafael property that blocks access to a popular trail.
Outraged outdoors enthusiasts say Hetfield erected the metal fence within the past several weeks, closing off a path long left open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders despite being on private property. They're also still mad he, like, totally cut his hair back in the '90s.
The heavy metal icon bought the 500-acre Marin County property in 1999 but has yet to build a 14,000-square-foot house, pool and music studio planned for the site, according to the county.
A contractor for Hetfield said vandalism of a smaller gate and other property along the trail prompted the musician to put up the large fence. To, you know, protect the house that isn't there.
Inside Bay Area
posted 4:40 AM