During his latest interview with Irish Sun’s Ken Sweeney, Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell slammed Metallica for not paying his guest appearance in 1989.
According to Eric Bell, Metallica had to pay him for the private plane and gig appearance in the Whiskey In The Jar event, but they refused to pay his 2000 euros.
Here is what Bell told to Irish Sun:
“It was about half three in the morning. The transport was all lined up, and there was a car to take me home. I was quietly expecting about two grand, which wouldn’t have meant a thing to them.
But I got handed over a big ball of Metallica t-shirts, keyrings and hats. I got paid f*** all. Then they all f***ed off.
He continued with harsh words:
It wasn’t until I was sitting in my car on the way home I realized they hadn’t paid me. I thought I’d get something in the post but not a dickie bird.
Later somebody tried to get in touch with Metallica to get me something but they found it impossible and they gave up.
They are a pack of b******s. I couldn’t believe what they did, especially as they are so well off. I should have been paid £2,000 but got f*** all. It’s pure ignorance really.”
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