Face the Thing That Should Not Be


First Megadeth, now Metallica. I'll try and get a Slayer post up before noon.

James Hetfield, the frontman with US metal rockers Metallica, was apparently questioned by security officials at Luton airport when arriving for the Live Earth gig at Wembley. Friends put it down to his "Taliban-like beard". We're thinking of a particular scene in This Is Spinal Tap.

Excellent on-the-spot analysis by British airport security, clued in on the terrorist plot to forgo Muslims with fake IDs and start recruiting pasty white Americans who dress scary.

Brian Doherty reported on that other "suspected terrorist" John Gilmore in 2003.

(Hat tip: Marty Beckerman)