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Woman old enough to be LARS ULRICH's mom enjoys his drumming

By Ben Apatoff

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Remember all the times your mom, teacher, priest and/or rabbi assured you that you were going to "outgrow that metal phase?" Obviously none of them ever heard of Margaret Priebe, the 85-year-old Florida resident who'll be getting her brain shattered by METALLICA, LAMB OF GOD and GOJIRA at tomorrow's show at the St. Pete Times Forum. If a St. Petersburg Times article is to believed, she's also going on her own accord. From the article:

Mother and son have tickets to Metallica's show at the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday. They wouldn't miss it — not after last year, a hard year for Margaret. She battled lymphoma and chemo and lonely nights in the hospital when the only thing she could do was untangle the headphones of her MP3 player and tune out: "Enter Sandman," "Bleeding Me," "Devil's Dance."

"I like Metallica — there's nothing wrong with them," says Margaret, who knows she's likely to be the only person at the concert born during the Coolidge administration. "People think I'm weird. But I'm sorry, I like it loud."

At home, on a table next to her favorite chair, are an Art of Knitting DVD, a giant magnifying glass, The Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and a magazine devoted to the four men in Metallica: singer JAMES HETFIELD, drummer LARS ULRICH, guitarist KIRK HAMMETT and bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO.

"Mom likes Lars," says Jim, 48, who builds Koi ponds and waterfalls. "She likes drummers."

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The rest of the article (read here) includes Ms. Priebe's thoughts on OZZY and JUDAS PRIEST, plus a photo of her rocking a Master of Puppets t-shirt and a cane. And no, it's not the woman in this video:

She recently got to meet the band at a Tampa show and got a cool roadie t-shirt. Anyway, I'm off to try "Motorbreath" on my grandfolks again.

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