Watch METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD Makes First Public Appearance After Rehab

James Hetfield Public Appearance

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield made his first major public appearance since entering rehab last night (January 30), when an exhibit featuring 10 of his classic custom cars opened with a ticketed reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Some video footage and several photos from the exhibit can be seen below.

Starting February 1, Hetfield‘s cars, a number of guitars, photos and memorabilia will be on the floor of the venue in the museum’s Bruce Meyer Family Gallery until October.

Hetfield‘s collection, includes Voodoo Priest, based on a ’37 Lincoln Zephyr, a ’36 Auburn roadster named Slow Burn, a Delahaye inspired ’34 Packard, Aquarius, a ’36 Ford in bare metal called Iron Fist, a purple ’56 Ford F-100 pickup truck, and three cars by custom fabricator Rick Dore: Black Pearl, a custom 1948 Jaguar, a ’52 Olds named Grinch, and Skyscraper, a 1953 Buick Skylark.

This marked Hetfield‘s first public appearance since last fall when METALLICA postponed announced tour of Australia and New Zealand as James re-entersd a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction.