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The Kills to Metallica fans:"Fuck off!"

The Kills Alison Mosshart has described opening for Metallica at Stade de France in Paris last night as “character building” after the band endured endless heckling from the 75,000 strong crowd of metal-heads.

Posting on The Kills Facebook following the gig, Mosshart addressed the “fans in the front 50 rows” who gave her and Jamie Hince the finger for their entire 45 minute set: “It was invigorating… like electrocution is invigorating… an experience I will not soon forget. And for those fans in the front 50 rows who gave us the finger the whole set, no hard feelings kids, I’m still laughing. I’m in love with music and all the energies it may inspire. The more madness, the better. There ain’t no joy in an easy ride.”

She also contacted Kills fan-blog blindornot to assure fans that no harm was done, “We finished the set with Fuck The People. It seemed to be appropriate. It gave me the opportunity to tell all the fans in the first hundred rows to fuck off right back. It was fun!”

When The Kills were first announced as main support for Metallica’s largest ever show in France, Mosshart had gushed: “I am biting my fists with excitement. This is one of those childhood dreams come true. To say I’m ‘excited’ hardly enunciates the thrill.”

Despite the reaction from the Paris metal heads who refused to endure three-floor toms and a drum machine while waiting for Lars, James, Kirk and Robert take the stage Mosshart is still at one with her childhood heros: “Metallica were very kind to us. They are nice guys and real music fans and it was a honour to get to do that” she wrote.

Metallica have gone out of their way recently to prove their music credentials, booking the likes of Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, Best Coast, Wooden Shjips and Roky Erickson on their inaugural Orion Festival + More. Wonder how their fans will react to the Shjips 10 minute psychedelic cover of Neil Young’s Vampire Blues?


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hellboy1975 said on the 15th May, 2012

never understood the appeal of booing personally, but i can't say i'm surprised. pretty terrible choice of support act for a metallica gig.


oldgregg said on the 15th May, 2012

if alison mosshart opened for me i'd probably give her a finger too.


MorningAfterboy said on the 15th May, 2012

Love that Metallica did this. Super-cool of them. The Kills rule.


Scared_of_Girls said on the 15th May, 2012

i love both bands, but this was a bad choice of support act. it's like u2 bringing (c)rap artists to support them - are they scared of being shown up by a band of their own genre. it does not "prove their music credentials".


MorningAfterboy said on the 15th May, 2012

Oh cute, an old man that hates hip-hop. Tell us more about how good things were in the olden days.


Scared_of_Girls said on the 15th May, 2012

correct! things were great until you were born.


MorningAfterboy said on the 15th May, 2012

Was that around the same time as your hip replacement?


madisonkamesch said on the 15th May, 2012

alison actually replied to my email with that excerpt. my username is greatjackwhiteshark.


DinkiDIDude said on the 15th May, 2012




DinkiDIDude said on the 15th May, 2012


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MzMaihem said on the 16th May, 2012

some metallica fans are stupid, others just rude. i'm neither.


greendanceypants said on the 17th May, 2012

me either. but i am also not a metallica fan


ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 26th Apr, 2013

Enjoy both bands.
People that get front of stage hours and hours early at a festival to get a good spot for metallica are not smart enough to realise they will have to watch atleast 5 other bands and maybe act a bit more respectful.
Especially since the kills were guests.


MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Apr, 2013

Did you just get out of a coma or something?


ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 27th Apr, 2013

Yes, I am currently learning to poop by myself. No more adult diapers for me.