Metallica frontman James Hetfield hit out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas (11), allegedly hurling stones at the snappers after they failed to leave his vacationing family alone.
The rocker was taking a break with his wife Francesca and their kids in the Punta Del Este region of the country when he reportedly lost his temper with local photographers tailing him as he took a moped ride with his 11-year-old son Castor.
Hopping off the vehicle to confront the paparazzi, he exchanged words with the snappers and then appeared to pick up pieces of gravel and started throwing it in their direction.
Photos of the incident have since been posted online.