Take one Metallica fan and a band that spends more time worrying about people downloading their music than actually making it. The BEARDweekone has given up shaving until the band releases their next album. The new album is scheduled for release sometime around February of 2008, but should be available for illegal download a week or two before that.
That is of course assuming no one in the band catches fire (again).
For the record Metallica’s last album was released in June of 2003 and was their worst selling album to date.
The good news is that most of their songs sound pretty much the same so I’m not really sure how he could tell the difference if someone gave him a CD with their songs in a slightly different order and made some convincing box art.
He only started his shaving strike in August of 2006, if he had started just after 2003 when the last album was released his beard would have been just a little longer.
It could be worse though, she could be this chick – Vivian Wheeler of Wood River, Illinois, USA, grew a full beard after the death of her mother in 1990. The longest strand from the follicle to the tip of hair was measured at 27.9 cm (11 in) in 2000. As a small child growing up, Vivian was always made to feel different. Her father insisted she started shaving at the age of 7 but this failed to stop the taunts. It was only after four marriages and her mother’s death in 1993 that she finally stopped trimming back the facial growth and let her beard grow.She prefers to tie the beard up, which allows her to continue with her day-to-day routines. Currently the mother-of-three has joined a touring curiosity show based in Illinois and feels much happier with her life. She said: “It really helped to have a Guinness World Record… it showed me I could be proud of being me. It made me feel like I had a chance in society.”
So keep your fingers crossed this beard (not a real beard like Jeff Gordon’s pretend wife Ingrid) finally gets his wish and the world gets 8-12 songs that we’ve pretty much already heard.