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The September 11 terrorist attacks made him wanna contribute to the "real world" instead of living the illusion of a "rock star."
So one of the most impressive metal singers for one of the best US bands left the band and became a police officer again in the police department in Georgetown, Delaware.
He returned to music in 2007. - Metal_Treasure
He graduated from Bentley University (computer science major).
He's one of my top 3 favorite drummers. - Metal_Treasure
He set a world record for the most drums played per minute. - Metal_Treasure
He also flies the band's plane called 'Ed Force One', named after Ed - their mascot. - Metal_Treasure
I know this, I love his show " flying heavy metal" on discovery turbo - Ananya
More specifically, he was listening to Sad Wings of Destiny. - Metal_Treasure
Gee, aren't both sides of this story blowing things well out of proportion? - PositronWildhawk
I laughed when I read this! - Metalhead1997
This is absolutely hilarious! - Alpha101
Well, yeah, "Dyers Eve" and " The God That Failed" are some obvious clues to this. - Metalhead1997
James was 16 years old when she died and even his father wasn't there because his parents were divorced.
No wonder Hetfield wrote the song “The God That Failed”.
The song is about his mother who solely relied on her belief in God to heal her but he didn’t. Hetfield felt that had she not followed her Christian Science beliefs, she could have survived. She was too young.
However, Hetfield does not celebrate God's failure in the song, but instead blames God, through his mother's faith and death, for contributing to the meaninglessness of life.
'Until It Sleeps' is also about his dying mother. - Metal_Treasure
And here we can see photographic evidence... - Britgirl
I actually used to fence and judge bouts. - Metalhead1997
On the last show of the "Painkiller" tour in 1990, Halford was knocked off the motorcycle he famously rides onto the stage at the end of each show by a misplaced prop.
So he missed the last song of what was supposed to be his final show with Judas Priest.
Well, maybe he shouldn't have left the band...
Actually it wasn't his last song with Judas Priest because he rejoined the band many years later. - Metal_Treasure
He resigned in 2010 to join Dream Theater as a drummer, of course. - Metal_Treasure
"Blind Giardian" - 445956
0_0 damn. - Metalhead1997
Oh my God, their songs have numerous layers of vocal harmony. That's a lot of singing and recording...
Hansi explained: "Harmonizers and "perfect pitch" programs do not work well with my voice due to distortion and the natural double layer effects my vocal cords have." - Metal_Treasure
Jon Schaffer developed a lot of anger and rebellion at this Lutheran school, where he had to deal with the abusive nature of the pastors.
"On one occasion, one of the pastors shoved a bar of soap down Jon's throat, because the pastor felt threatened due to Jon's refusal to submit, after he couldn't answer Jon's questions about evolution versus creationism. According to Jon, this did have an effect on him forming a band, so that he could "prove these people wrong". (wiki) - Metal_Treasure
This is why I hate most Christians. They take things WAY to seriously. Have nothing against Christianity though, - Alpha101
Classical voice teachers say this being impressed with his "fabulous range of vocal colors" and "mad skills." - Metal_Treasure
He has a sick range. - Metalhead1997
"Although I have always been the clown of the class it didn't work out very well with the girls", he said.
I guess his metal band and his voice worked out with the girls though. As he said "My plan to be a professional musician, which I hatched in a certain phase of pubescent ignorance, seems to have worked out...thank God." - Metal_Treasure
He wrote Raining Blood, Angel Of Death, South Of Heaven, Hell Awaits, Dead Skin Mask, Black Magic, and many more.
Robb Flynn of Machine Head, who did over 120 shows with Slayer, commented: "Jeff was super quiet, really kept to himself". - Metal_Treasure
Halford even planned to design a line of wigs at one point. But he actually handled the matter with more dignity - first going for a close-cropped look and eventually shaving his head. - Metal_Treasure
The was actually the original outfit of Judas Priest, until they invented the leather look. - Metalhead1997
He's a thrasher but he's also a jazzer! I love him, he is a great guitarist. - Metal_Treasure
He was selected for the role personally by the authors of the rock opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. - Metal_Treasure
Is it true? Interesting. - zxm
He does?! - Metalhead1997
The band members were so right! - Metal_Treasure
In the video for the song ONE Metallica used scenes taken from the anti-war film Johnny Got His Gun. And because their video was played a lot, Metallica were routinely required to pay royalty fees to continue showing the music video. So Metallica bought the rights to the film. Simple, eh? - Metal_Treasure
Everyone pretty much knows that but there's no shame in gay musicians being in the music industry. - Metalhead1997
He came out as gay publicly in 1998, on an interview with MTV News:
"I think that most people know that I've been a gay man all of my life, and it's only been in recent times it's an issue that I feel comfortable to address (...) something that I feel has a moment, and this is the moment to discuss it." - Metal_Treasure
That's why his lyrics to Moonspell songs are so good. My favorite line is from the song White Omega: "It's when life's so precious that every moment hurts". - Metal_Treasure
Update: 3 poetry books already - Metal_Treasure
Thanks to whoever added this.
Yes, he loves that but he has broken his arm a number of times while skateboarding, which prevented him from playing guitar on stage, and subsequently caused Hetfield's management company to add a clause in Hetfield's contract forbidding him to ride a skateboard while Metallica was touring.
Hetfield actually enjoys a variety of other activities such as hunting, snowboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, sketching, customizing cars and motorcycles in his garage, watching the Oakland Raiders, and going to hot-rod shows. - Metal_Treasure
Thanks for this addition, Ryan.
It's a miracle this band survived in the early 2000s - remember Matt Barlow also left to become a cop...
God bless Jon Schaffer! - Metal_Treasure
She received a Libby award from PETA for her work in an international campaign advocating against the hunting of Canadian seals. - Metal_Treasure
They also had Twisted Sister, The Ramones, R.E.M. and other musicians.
Hansi: "When I started making music I had a stronger tendency to become a guitarist. That changed when I met André Olbrich in school and he was the one realizing my potential as a vocalist. During one of our high school parties I was screaming parts of Ian Gillan and MSG songs. André somehow liked it."
And Hansi became a singer and also a bassist but never was officially a guitarist. - Metal_Treasure
Where? - Metalhead1997
One of the fastest and most brutal metal drummers enjoys cooking!
To find some recipes and tips, and improve your cooking skills, you can start with this video "FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Learn How To Cook with Francesco Paoli". - Metal_Treasure
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2. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is a professional pilot, who used to take unpaid leave to front Iron Maiden
3. Matt Barlow of Iced Earth was a policeman and after the 9/11 attacks he left the band to work as a policeman again