Hetfield Robbed In Russia?
METALLICA star JAMES HETFIELD fears his signature was forged in a Russian restaurant scam after realising he'd been charged double for a band meal in Moscow over the weekend.
The heavy rocker and his bandmates were in Russia for two shows at the Olimpiisky Sports Complex on Saturday and Sunday (24-25Apr10) when they took time out from a sightseeing tour to enjoy a meal at a top restaurant.
According to news show Prime Time Russia, Hetfield paid 8,000 roubles ($270/£180) for the meal on his credit card only to discover later he had been charged almost 20,000 roubles.
He dispatched an assistant to the restaurant, where management showed him a receipt for the disputed amount, which he had reportedly signed.
As WENN went to press it is not known if Hetfield plans to take further action.