Metallica drummer who was outspoken about music piracy in the early 2000s when Napster was still in business.
He received a ticket to watch Deep Purple play after one of his friends could not make it, which inspired him to pursue a drumming career.
He was born in Denmark and played tennis as a young man.
He got married to Debbie Jones in 1988 and, after their divorce in 1990, he remarried Skylar Satenstain on January 26, 1997. He has three children: Bryce, Layne and Myles.