MTV Brasil conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield prior to the band's December 8, 2009 concert in Sacramento, California. Watch the chat below.
METALLICA posted a statement on Wednesday (January 27) regarding the discovery of the remains of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, who vanished from outside a METALLICA concert on October 17 in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. In the statement posted at their official web site, called "The Loss Of A Fan," the band wrote in part, "We are profoundly saddened by the news of the discovery of Morgan Dana Harrington's body . . . Mere words cannot express the anguish and grief that we know her parents Dan and Gil are feeling, and our thoughts are with them."
The band's message added, "If you have any information at all about Morgan's death, please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 352-3467 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
The state medical examiner confirmed that the remains found on a farm in Albemarle County, Virginia on Tuesday (January 26) are those of Harrington.
State police said that identification was made through dental records provided by Harrington's parents. Authorities are now investigating the time and cause of Harrington's death.
Morgan's father Dan told local TV station CBS 6, "This may sound strange, but we have found some peace in all of this. It wasn't the outcome that we wanted but we know now where our daughter is and there is peace in that."
Harrington vanished from outside the John Paul Jones Arena on October 17 after she accidentally left the venue and was unable to get back in. Her body was found in a remote section of a 700-acre farm 10 miles from the arena.
Her disappearance led to national attention and an extensive search. METALLICA offered $50,000 for information about her whereabouts, in addition to the $100,000 reward that had been offered by her parents.
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