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82-year-old viral metalhead to join Drowning Pool on stage

on July 13, 2016, 6:50pm

Some people take it easy when they retire. Others unleash the raging beast within. The latter seems to be the case with 82-year-old man John Hetlinger, who dazzled and terrified the America’s Got Talent judges last month with a metal-as-hell cover of Drowning Pool’s “Bodies”. Hetlinger may not have won that (bogus, rigged) competition, but he did get something even better: the chance to perform “Bodies” with Drowning Pool this Friday at Chicago’s Open Air Music Festival.

That’s right — one of hard rock’s most forgettable bands just got way less forgettable. Hetlinger made the announcement via TMZ and honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled for the guy. Check out the announcement below, in which Hetlinger promises to “make the bodies hit the floor in the pit.” Hell yes, grandpa.

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