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Metallica Explains "Baby Kicker" Video

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Metallica has posted the following message explaining the infamous "Baby Kicker" video:

"In the whacky world of rock'n'roll, sometimes stuff happens which looks even weirder than it really is! And with context being vital in these situations, we just wanted to address something which happened on the tour the other night regarding a large beachball, a band member's foot and a little girl. Some of you will have seen on youtube (or read in some reports) that Kirk knocked a small child offstage by kicking a beachball at her. That little lady is the daughter of the stage manager and dressing coordinator, who are fortunate to travel as a family on this tour. She was thoroughly enjoying watching the beachballs drop from the rafters, Kirk was thoroughly enjoying kicking the beachballs off the stage and back into the crowd as has been done every night on the tour, and neither of them saw the other. The poor wee one happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She wasn't hurt. She didn't go 'flying several feet into the audience.' And Kirk and she remain good buddies. It's very cool that everyone showed concern and support though, so we just wanted to say "it's all good" and thanks for asking."

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Translation= Her daddy works for us so we paid him off to keep his mouth shut.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
brandedcfh420's avatar

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

Accident, and a good funny video. Girl is ok, so all is good...........

Good one BG.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Thor writes:

Rock n Roll? I thought they were metal. Oh wait, wait, nevermind...

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coldiem writes:

The first thing I thought when I saw the video was "From that angle, there's no way he can see that poor little... *splat*!" Poor kid.

You can rail on Kirk all you want, but, has anyone considered the fact that maybe a child that small has no business being on their stage in the first place? However, I guess this is Metalunderground and the topic is Metallica, so... money, money, blah blah, yadda yadda. Right?

People have it stuck in their head now that when something bad happens, someone owes them money. Guess what? Accidents happen. The sooner people realize this the sooner common sense can get back to doing its job.

All that being said, I may have laughed a little bit at the video. Just a little. I'm already going to hell anyway, being that I listen to evil metal music and all that good stuff.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. zMETALlica writes:

i wouldn't be surprised if this was a planned prank... then again if you are kicking stuff on stage and you got a lil kid on stage every night it was sorta gonna happen... you'd think they'd put two and two together

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xEdgeKidx's avatar

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6. xEdgeKidx writes:

Man that was a funny video. Metallica is awesome, they have different sounds here and there but they still sound great.

# Nov 19, 2010 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. spiral_architect writes:

i think blindgreed kicked this one right on! it sounds as though if the little girl's parents had a problem with it all, they might not be so "fortunate" to be touring as a family anymore.......also, though the band is right in stating the little girl did not go flying "several feet into the audience", the girl DID go flying several feet into a metal stage railing. all i can say about the whole matter is OUTCH!

# Nov 19, 2010 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. b.bristowe writes:

Haha. Talk about bad press. I'm sure there was a bit a persuasion involved when talking to the father. Good laugh though.

# Nov 19, 2010 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Zontar The Munificent writes:

the Baby Kicker video explains itself...its FUNNY!!!

# Nov 20, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Tom_Himself writes:

Hahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, I gotta get that for tomorrow's newsreel!

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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