METALLICA: JAMES HETFIELD's Protective Glove Being Auctioned

An autographed protective glove that was worn by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield after he suffered severe second- and third-degree burns to his left arm due to pyrotechnics during a 1992 concert is being auctioned via eBay. According to the seller — who claims to have worked for METALLICA in 1991 during the "black album" USA tour and obtained the glove from METALLICA's former tour manager Tony Smith — this glove was worn by James to help heal and protect his burned left hand from the heat of stage lighting. The glove comes with a James Hetfield plectrum from the 1992 tour and a black album world tour "after-show" pass, complete with two photocopied photographs of James wearing the medical glove. A certificate of authenticity from Tony Smith is also included.

For more information, and to bid on the glove, click here. The auction ends on March 25.

(Thanks: Kennedy)

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