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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
0_0 damn. - Metalhead1997
Oh my God, their songs have numerous layers of vocal harmony. That's lots 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
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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