Saturday, July 14, 2007

Is James Donovan next?

Metallica singer stopped at airport for 'Taliban' beard

07/11/2007 2:00 PM, Yahoo! Music
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Metallica frontman James Hetfield was stopped by security officials at London's Luton Airport for allegedly having a "Taliban-like" beard.

The band was on its way to perform at Live Earth on Saturday (July 7).

Hetfield was briefly questioned by airport officials until they realised who he was. No explanation was given for why he was stopped, but his bandmates speculated that it was due to his beard.

Meanwhile, Metallica's new album is due out in early 2008, with bassist Robertt Trujillo telling Blabbermouth: "There's a lot of everything, man. There's speed on this. There's a couple of tracks where you're gonna go, 'Wow!' and I know you're gonna like it because it has the flavor of the old. But it has this kind of groove and power behind it that I think is us today."


Nat-Wu said...

Just don't walk around with a towel on your head, JD!!

James said...

Hey, is it my fault the british can't grow a decent beard?
well, not since the druids.

Nat-Wu said...

Really, the problem is them arbitrarily defining something as "Taliban-like" other than trying to plant a bomb on a plane.