Metallica Gift Street Performer New Drums After His Flight
Metallica recently gifted a Los Angeles street artist with a new drum kit after his was stolen.
The performer, a drummer named Sheriff Drumman, is known throughout Southern California and beyond for playing drums in the back of a pickup truck equipped with a sound and light system.
But when that truck, along with the equipment it contained, was stolen last month, Drumman launched a crowdfunding campaign to help replace it. Weeks later, Bay Area heavy metal legends Metallica stepped in to provide him with new drums after hearing what had happened.
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Share the story on Twitter, Metallica said, “We’re honored to be able to help out another artist. Keep the music going, Sheriff Drumman!”
The drummer was grateful. “Man, thank you so much guys,” he replied, according to LA’s NBC 4. “Thank you for taking the time and the resources to support and help what I do. I love you for that.”
Drumman received his new kit from a representative of the band in Hollywood on Tuesday (January 18).
In December 2021, he started a GoFundMe page “because I woke up this morning and my whole music truck was stolen outside my house. The truck included my drums, stage lights, sound system, fog machines, a generator.”
Drumman added, “I’ve drummed in the back of my truck while driving all over the city of Los Angeles, California, traveling to Vegas and every town in between. Putting on a smile on people’s faces for the past 5 years nothing and at… all my stuff is gone.
He had reached $20,000 of his Goal of $70,000 before Metallica offers him the drums.
Last year, Metallica released a remastered reissue of their influential 1991 “Black Album” and celebrated their 40th anniversary together as a group.