Top 10 Facts About Metal Musicians
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.
He graduated from Bentley University (computer science major).
He's one of my top 3 favorite drummers.
He also flies the band's plane called 'Ed Force One', named after Ed - their mascot.
I know this, I love his show " flying heavy metal" on discovery turbo
He set a world record for the most drums played per minute.
Gee, aren't both sides of this story blowing things well out of proportion?
More specifically, he was listening to Sad Wings of Destiny.
This is absolutely hilarious!
I laughed when I read this!
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.
Well, yeah, "Dyers Eve" and " The God That Failed" are some obvious clues to this.
And here we can see photographic evidence...
I actually used to fence and judge bouts.
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.
He resigned in 2010 to join Dream Theater as a drummer, of course.
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."
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)
This is why I hate most Christians. They take things WAY to seriously. Have nothing against Christianity though,
Classical voice teachers say this being impressed with his "fabulous range of vocal colors" and "mad skills."
He has a sick range.
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?
"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."
Yes! Apparently, they were impressed with his vocals on Child in Time. I think they made the right choice, because Ian absolutely killed it!
He was selected for the role personally by the authors of the rock opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
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".
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.
The was actually the original outfit of Judas Priest, until they invented the leather look.
Unfortunately, he died in a car accident while driving at 104 mph (167 km/h) in bad weather, in 1998, at the age of 50.
He's a thrasher but he's also a jazzer! I love him, he is a great guitarist.