Would you name your children after Metallica, Pantera or Slayer?
How much do you love metal? Whatever your answer, we guarantee you don’t love it as much as this New Zealand mom, who named her three children after her favourite bands.
James Hetfield performed with Metallica in 2017 / Photo credit: Oliver Berg/DPA/PA Images
While most of us can’t imagine shouting “Metallica,” “Slayer” or “Pantera” across a school playground, an unnamed mother doesn’t have an issue with it at all. According to Dark Tourist filmmaker David Farrier, the woman told him “it’s not easy raising three of the heaviest bands.”
Continue reading: Weird Music Story Of The Week: Mom Names Kids After Metal Bands
The Pantera drummer died over the weekend at 54-years-old.
Tributes continue to roll in for Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, who passed away at the age of 54 over the weekend nearly fourteen years after the death of his brother Dimebag Darrell. Metal titans of the world have been posting messages via social media, and even dedicating live performances to the late musician.
Vinnie Paul at a Las Vegas red carpet event
Vinnie died on Friday (June 22nd 2018) at his Las Vegas home after suffering a massive heart attack in his sleep. Pantera bassist Rex Brown recently broke his silence on the tragedy which, given the tensions that existed between Vinnie, Rex and vocalist Phil Anselmo, cannot have been easy.
Continue reading: Remembering Vinnie Paul: Metal Stars Pay Tribute To Their Late Brother
Sarah Guyard-Guillot, a performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka", died tragically during a performance in Las Vegas. The mother of two fell around 50 feet onto the stage below. Despite regulations put in place to protect entertainers and performers, accidents do happen, and deaths whilst performing are more common than one would expect.
Cirque Du Soleil's performance of "Ka" was cut short on Saturday (29th June 2013) following the death of one of the troop's performers Sarah Guyard-Guillot. The 31-year-old performer seems to have slipped from her harness, during a performance in Las Vegas, and fallen around 50 feet to the stage below.
An acrobatic performer during Cirque du Soleil's Alegria in Birmingham, UK, in 2012.
Guyard-Guillot was a veteran performer. She was one of the original performers of "Ka", having been in the show since 2006. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. However, authorities are working with the Cirque in order to gain a complete picture of the events leading to Guyard-Guillot's untimely death.
Continue reading: Cirque Du Soleil Accident Isn't The First On-Stage Tragedy