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July 12, 2007

Terrorist Metalheads Coming To An Airport Near You!

by Brad Warbiany

James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica, looks suspiciously like a terrorist to the Brits.

I’d describe the full story, but Justin of autoDogmatic has done a much better job. He explains that government is quite capable of dishing out its nonsensical harassment and justice for all:

James Hetfield, lead-singer of Metallica, learned this week that the UK’s Luton airport was not on his list of places he can roam freely. Sad but true, Hetfield was detained due to his “Taliban-like beard” making officials nervous. One wonders if the rock star felt like an outlaw torn or just another victim of the master of puppets, big brother government. But for his devil’s dance, quickly explaining to the officials that he was a rock star, and not a terrorist, Hetfield may have felt a bit … I don’t know … minus human? Though Hetfield escaped relatively unscathed, nay more a hero of the day, I have no doubt that the memory of his detiainment will remain though nothing else matters.

Let this be a lesson: in the land of wolf and man, the bell tolls for us all … until the-thing-that-should-not-be sleeps, that is.

I’d warn those governments about Hetfield, though… He’s been known to fight fire with fire, and may leave you blackened.

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3 Comments

  1. It’s all that crappy neu music the brits are listening to these days. I bet most of them couldn’t figure out who Iron Maiden is, and only 50% of people under 30 can tab what AC DC sounds like.

    Comment by Jmarsh — July 12, 2007 @ 3:25 am
  2. I wonder if this will put the UK on his list of Unforgiven.

    Comment by Symgharyl — July 12, 2007 @ 8:39 am
  3. That would be enough for me to channel St. Anger and drive me to the sanitarium (which I’m sure would be complete green hell).

    Comment by Stephen Littau — July 12, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

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