When you perform in a earth-conquering, gazillion-selling band of Metallica’s stature, you’re certain to appeal to a few oddball lovers more than the class of your vocation. Even now, the steel titans’ most unexpected devotee is rather a doozy: Richard Ramirez, the ’80s serial killer regarded as the Night Stalker.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett claimed Ramirez — the serial killer, rapist and burglar who embarked on a Los Angeles criminal offense spree from 1984-85 and was sentenced to demise in 1989 — was incensed when he heard the band performing at San Quentin Point out Jail in 2003, wherever they filmed their “St. Anger” tunes video clip, and was not authorized to see them.
“When we played San Quentin Prison [in 2003], he was on loss of life row and could hear us,” Hammett lately explained to NME. “The guards who have been accountable for viewing him mentioned Richard Ramirez was pissed off and pacing his cell due to the fact he wasn’t authorized to see us. He gave the guards his membership duplicate of a journal with us on the go over and on the mail-tag it said: ‘Richard Ramirez, San Quentin Prison.’ So which is my minor token from Richard Ramirez. Not to glorify the person — he did some awful crimes.”
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Hammett, a Bay Place mainstay who performed in the thrash band Exodus right before becoming a member of Metallica, also regarded as no matter whether he and Ramirez ran in the exact scene in the ’80s. “He hung out in Richmond, California, and I marvel occasionally if me and the guys from Exodus ended up at the similar parties as him back in the day,” the guitarist mused.
Ramirez died in 2013 at age 53 due to issues from B-cell lymphoma though on death row. Metallica have due to the fact released two much more studio albums, 2008’s Dying Magnetic and 2016’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, and Hammett released his debut solo EP, Portals, in April.
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