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Metallica Singer Cuts Off Hiker's Happy Trail

8/19/2008 5:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No dirty, nature loving hippie is going to hike in James Hetfield's backyard -- but the fence he built to keep them, and everybody else, off his property is really pissing off the locals.

Several hikers and cyclists up in Northern Cali have their spandex in a wad because the Metallica frontman has blocked access to a hiking trail by erecting a 10-foot high fence around his property.

According to KTVU, the rockstar supposedly built the barrier to stop vandalism on his newly purchased land (on which the trail runs through) -- but the fence itself has since been vandalized with the words "shame" and "disgrace."

Het's reps had no comment.


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Joe Mama    

he has every right to put up a fence. those people dont want to mess james. he will shove METAL UP THEIR ASS. can't wait for death magnetic... it's coming september 12th

2233 days ago


Common law says that, If he had allowed access via his property (i.e.
did not object by putting up a fence), after a period of time he would
lose use of the land .. making it permanent path open to the public.
The fact that this ticks off some folks proves that most people are
just monkeys ... driven only by their feelings from moment to moment
... they just want what they want .. when they want. Monkeys.

2233 days ago


I hate the guy ever since he sold out & complained about napster, so I'm not shocked he pissed more people off...granted everything pisses hippies off....unless you're a plant....or fluffy.

2233 days ago


James did the right thing! He's a very good man and has one hell of a great personality. People have no right going onto his land or defacing his fence! LOL it would be funny if someone were to hide out around there and shoot paint balls at those awful people that's defacing his fence. " I'm teasing bout that" But would be funny to see:) Love ya james !!

2231 days ago


Ha ha, too funny. love the ignorant fools who have no idea what an easement is.... morons.
But yeah, he's doing good, he needed to bring attention to this and he and yeah i'd do the same thing.

2192 days ago


let him be... if he lives where the trail is then he has the right to put fence i don't think people need a hiking trial go walking some place else like us new yorkers do lol

740 days ago
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