METALLICA STAR’S BABY JOY

Congratulations to James and Francesca Hetfield on the birth of Marcella...

Metallica mainman JAMES HETFIELD has become a father.

Hetfield’s wife Francesca gave birth to a baby daughter in San Francisco on January 17. According to a posting on the group’s official website, www.metallica.com, the child has been named Marcella Francesca Hetfield, and on birth weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Hetfield already has two children, named Cali and Castor.

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