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Metallica’s James Hetfield Has Some Sunglasses to Sell You

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23:  Musician James Hetfield of Metallica performs onstage during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2011 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Hetfield;

If you thought it reasonable to expect just one head-scratching crossover product from a music icon today, you were sorely mistaken. Metallica front man James "HEYAHHHH" Hetfield is releasing some $219.99 shades through Sutro Eyewear, and he describes them thus: "Built to look faster than a speeding riff and to handle the life of a road dog like me," with hinges TEN TIMES STRONGER than regular sunglasses hinges. After Loutallica, sunglasses hinges and James Hetfield don't even look weird together.

Photo: Kevin Winter