Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Metallica guitarist a player in legendary artist Frank Frazetta’s family feud?

Heavy metal music website The Metal Den has a bizarre story about Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s alleged involvement in the nasty family feud over the work and legacy of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. Apparently, the story is derived from a new European fan website called The Ghost of Ellie, which is named for the artist's late wife and alleges that “crimes have been committed against Frank Frazetta Sr. and Frank Jr. and his immediate family.” I’m willing to believe the speculation that Hammett is the private collector who paid $1 million for Frazetta’s “Conan the Conqueror” painting in 2009, but some of the story sounds like it may have been composed in a sanitarium.

4 comments:

Al said...

What a mess!

Paul said...

I'm curious to see if the Pocono Record reports on the candle-light vigil.

Bryce Ellicott said...

This bizarre lawsuit just keeps getting weirder. These are the kinds of plots publishers think are way too out there to be believable ...

FYI, picked up Martian Rails after seeing it mentioned on your site. Hopefully will be able to try it out this weekend.

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Paul said...

Bryce: I'm not much of a gamer, but I bought Martian Rails a few months ago just so I could read the rules and check out the materials. No regrets!