LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 26: Singer/guitarist James Hetfield (L) and drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica perform during a stop of the band’s WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images).
You probably know actor, comedian Jim Breuer from Saturday Night Live, Beer League, or our personal favorite, Half Baked. You may also know that he’s a rabid Metallica fan.
He was doing an interview recently and told a story about a friend of his who had irreversible brain damage, and how he believes Metallica cured him. The friend Pete is a vet that Breuer met while seeing Metallica on tour. Pete had gotten into a bad motorcycle accident which caused brain damage. He was depressed, stuck in a hospital bed, and seemed as though he had no will to live. The outlook was grim.
But he heard Metallica was coming to town, and decided to buy tickets to see one of his favorite bands. This may have saved Pete’s life. At the show, the Metallica community loved him, embraced him, and it brought him back to life. Just the idea of going to the concert lifted his spirits, and then while physically being at the show, he was lifted even higher. From the people, the music, the vibe, all of it. It was pure joy for Pete. Read the full story here.