METALLICA's James Hetfield is a huge music fan, and he has always given a lot of respect to MASTODON. He has even handpicked the Georgian Metallers on various METALLICA tours as support for his "small" band. During Rock In Rio (Lisbon), Hetfield was spotted inside the pit rocking out to MASTODON.
Here is a fan account sent to the folks over at MetalSucks:
"So, during Mastodon at Rock in Rio, into the snake pit comes a guy fully dressed in Metallica apparel, hoodie over the head, gloves in hands (with that heat!) and a mask. I was “ok, seen weirder stuff” and continue to Rock on. But a friend of mine grabbed me and said: "That’s James!" And it really was him. Made some eye contact with him a few times, it really were his blue eyes. Also, the way he was rocking out, full of his mannerisms.
"To add everything up, there was a security guy (not from the venue’s security) at the entrance of the pit, ALWAYS looking at him. To top it off, Jeff came in and snapped a few pictures of him. James was right behind me.
"Most of the people in the pit didn’t noticed it, but the ones around him did. Nobody made a fuss about it, we let the man Rock out, but we KNEW, and he knew we we’re on to him. In fact, he elbowed this friend of mine twice in a row, despite the fact she was not too close to him. Elbowed her once, she didn’t care, elbowed her twice, she looks back and he’s all relaxed, just watching the show… ;) He wanted us to notice him.
"A few songs later, he walks out and a venue security grabs him; the other security guy that came with him talked with him. We couldn’t hear of course, but we later went to the venue security and asked him “Hey, was that James?” and his reply? “Yeah, he is in Metallica."
In other METALLICA news, the band is geared up for
their upcoming performance at Orion Music + More on June 23rd and 24th (get your tickets here).
a historical twist of events, METALLICA will be performing six
back-to-back shows in Mexico City show after their five previous shows
sold out in a matter of minutes! Heavy Metal's biggest band, will be
performing at the Sports Palace in Mexico City on August 1, 2, 4, 6,
7, and 9. Additionally, the band will be unveiling their NEW stage: a
140x50-foot stage that features colossal components and striking
visual elements spanning Metallica's 30-year career.
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