Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Metallica's James Hetfield: "Enter Fenceman"?

It seems Metallica frontman James Hetfield is a big believer in the old axiom "Good fences make good neighbors. " After buying a 500-acre piece of property in San Rafael, just north of San Francisco, the singer let it sit for nine years. Until recently, that is, when workers erected a metal and barbed-wire fence, cutting off a fire trail that locals say has been "used for at least a half-century to access treasured hiking trails along scenic ridgelines." Apparently Hetfield's even better-known neighbor has been able to work out a public access arrangement for hikers to traverse his property, so maybe Hetfield will follow the example set by George Lucas...

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