April 27, 2010 10:18:58 GMT
The Metallica rocker dispatched an assistant to a restaurant after realizing that he been charged double for a band meal in Moscow.
Metallica star James Hetfield fears his signature was forged in a Russian restaurant scam after realizing 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, April 24 - 25 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 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.