Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Member of Metallica Confused with Member of the Taliban

(Gigwise) Metallica frontman James Hetfield was denied entry into Luton airport yesterday, when security officials pulled him over.

The rocker was prevented from leaving the airport terminal once he got off the plane because of his ‘Taliban-like beard’, The Times reports.

After a brief interrogation in which Hetfield explained he was in a world-famous rock band, officials apparently let him go.

Hetfield and Metallica are in the country for their two day sting at Wembley Stadium. They play Live Earth on Saturday and headline the national stadium on Sunday with support from Machine Head, HIM, Bullet For My Valentine and Mastodon.

UPDATE 7/11/07: According to US Weekly, this story is a hoax.

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