Any music fan with a car knows the drill: you’re driving down the highway, minding your own business, when your favorite tracks comes on. Suddenly, your foot hammers on the gas, your hands tighten around the steering wheel, and you’re barreling down the asphalt praying that you don’t go flying past a cop.
According to Canadian site Kelowna Now, one metalhead from Manitoba, Canada, had that experience but he wasn’t so lucky and got pulled over for driving at 145kmh (approximately 90 mph). But rather than bow his head, apologize, and make up a story about his wife giving birth, the dude showed admirable stones and told the cop that Mötley Crüe’s Kickstart My Heart was to blame.
The Royal Mounted Police of Manitoba put the following on their Facebook:
There are so many amazing things to unpack in this post – the guy got pulled over for speeding to the Crüe, he told the cop that it was because of the Crüe… and the cop was ALSO listening to Mötley Crüe! Truly amazing.
You can’t make this shit up, it just needs to happen, like an eclipse.
Anyway, kudos to the speeder for owning up to the power of metal. Hopefully, if he sends the band a receipt for his $639 CAN speeding ticket, they’ll offer to pay it (hey, it pays to dream).
As the grubby hedonism in Mötley Crüe’s biopic The Dirt proves, such reckless, consequence-free lifestyles are a thing of the past. In these times of enlightenment and accountability, there’s a new day of reckoning for rock. And with it, a new kind of star has emerged…
Zao will be on the road in August with Hollow Earth and Wolf King.