Metallica frontman James Hetfield is A-OK following a fall during a performance in Amsterdam.
On Monday during a show, the Bay Area rocker plopped into a trap door during a performance of “Now That We’re Dead,” Rolling Stone reports.
Assisted by his crew, he climbed out of the trench and continued playing, planting one foot on the drum riser and squeezing out guitar riffs. (Sounds a bit like something from “This Is Spinal Tap.”)
He asked “Is everybody OK?” and said he was, too: “Yes, I’m OK — my ego, not so much. But we’re fine. Hurt my feelings a little bit.”
Rolling Stone says the band’s recent North American tour featured its most extravagant production values ever, with 83 laser fixtures and close to 40,000 speakers in 48 trucks.
“Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating,” drummer Lars Ulrich told the music publication. “Some of practicalities can get a little bewildering. We just threw caution to the wind,” he said.
Monday’s tumble doesn’t represent the first dangerous onstage mishap for Hetfield. In 1992, according to wire reports, he suffered severe burns from pyrotechnics during a concert in Montreal.
TARTINE BOWL DEBUTS
It’s not just any salad, it’s a limited edition: Tartine Bakery and Cafe luminaries Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson have created The Tartine Bowl, available today through Oct. 4 at sweetgreen eateries South of Market in The City, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Mountain View.
An “ode to Prueitt’s favorite color purple,” the $9.65 dish includes baby greens, romaine, peppers, radish, purple carrots, beets, goat cheese, basil, hemp seeds and apple cider vinaigrette dressing — which sweetgreen co-founder Nicolas Jammet says combine into a “craveable bowl.”
While a new sweetgreen outlet in Sunnyvale doesn’t offer the bowl, there’s no word on whether there will be 30-minute wait for it in San Francisco.
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