by Patrick Clarke Contributor | Photos by Danny Payne

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Man appears in court for urinating on family at Metallica gig

Daniel Daddio appeared in court over the weekend

 

Man appears in court for urinating on family at Metallica gig Photo: Danny Payne

A man has been arrested at a Metallica concert in Phoenix, Arizona, after being accused of urinating on a family of three.

The excellently named Daniel Daddio was sat behind the married couple and their 10 year old daughter for the metal band’s Phoenix leg of their current WorldWired tour last Friday (August 4). According to court records obtained by the city’s local Fox news network, the family felt warm liquid on their backs and legs.

Turning round, they were greeted with the sight of a ‘heavily intoxicated’ Daddio, grabbing his genitals, the account alleges. When confronting him, they were apparently greeted only by a shrug.

Daddio is facing charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. He made his first court appearance over the weekend, and has since been released from jail. A judge at the hearing said: “I have to say in the 15 years I’ve been on the bench, this is one of the most disgusting scenarios I’ve ever read.. in any event, really inappropriate.”

Aside from the risk of an unwanted golden shower, Metallica’s current run of shows has the metal legends on fine form.

Reviewing their show at Festival D’Ete in Quebec, Canada, Gigwise’s Andy Hughes described the metal titans coming out with ‘all guns blazing’ at the festival’s huge 50th anniversary edition. Read the full review here.

The band’s frontman James Hetfield recently made waves after commenting that he saw Metallica as his ‘side-project’. When asked if he’d consider working outside of the band, he said: Metallica’s pretty much my side project. I get to do whatever I want in Metallica – there's not really a need for it.

“I write things that make me feel good and if they end up in Metallica, then that's even better. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they're like a Nothing Else Matters kind of thing. But, no, there's really no need for that. Or time – there's no time for that either.”


Patrick Clarke

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