A five-minute clip in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield gives legendary skater Steve Caballero a private tour of the band’s headquarters in San Rafael, California can be seen below. The guys talk plans for METALLICA‘s upcoming album, the band’s inspiration and Cab‘s musical influences when he first started skating.
In a continuing creative partnership, Vans and METALLICA have introduced a four-piece signature collection designed by each band member delivering to stores in February. Each METALLICA member — James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo — had free rein to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own while drawing from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style.
For his Vans shoe (see photo below), Hetfield Hetfield went the hi-top route, adding in hex-bolt eyelets and his own personal take on the skull and crossbones to be part of the Vans Sk8-Hi Deconstruct.
The shoe is available at the Metallica x Vans microsite.
In March, METALLICA will introduce the “Kill ‘Em All”-themed shoes featuring the classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi styles, each emblazoned with artwork commemorating the album’s 30th anniversary.