Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has posted an unseen photo of himself with his bandmate James Hetfield to celebrate Papa Het’s 56th birthday on Instagram.

Here’s what he wrote:

“Happiest of birthdays to my brother of 438 years… As I always say….we’re just getting started!

Love ya big man! #wanna 📸 by @rosshalfin”

In addition, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett celebrated James’ birthday with this message:

“And with much love and respect – Happy Birthday to the Almighty Riff Lord and my fellow guitar brother , James , hope we have many more years together melting faces with our METAL !!! @papa_het_ @metallica #metallica 🤘📸 by @brettmurrayphotography 📸🤘”

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has shared one of the stunning photos of James Hetfield and wrote:

“Happy Birthday #JamesHetfield ! iiii]; )'”

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Happy Birthday James Hetfield ! Rock on ! Bri

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Happy Birthday #JamesHetfield ! iiii]; )'

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