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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_TreasureV 1 Comment
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
The band members were so right! - Metal_Treasure
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
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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