Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris Skipped Prom to See Metallica Concert
Metallica are the grand equalizer, serving as the connective tissue between heavy metal and the mainstream world. So many unexpected headbangers have professed their fandom for the thrash legends and in a recent interview, Paris Jackson (daughter of the late Michael Jackson), said she skipped her high school prom to see a Metallica concert.
As Paris and her brother, Prince, readied themselves for the "60 Years of Motown Event," which was held in Beverly Hills, Calif. earlier this month, Vogue documented a behind-the-scenes look at the siblings preparing for the big night. Prince mentioned he was looking for new music to listen to, to which Paris said she'll send him some of her playlists, asking, "You just started listening to Motley Crue, right?"
Prince clarifies that he's started listening to the hair metal icons, who recently reunited, again recently. "I know you weren't a huge fan when I was going through my insane phase," added Paris, confessing her own fandom, "But now you're really getting into all the rock 'n' roll bands that I love."
Later in the clip, Paris tries on a second dress, which she revealed would have been her idea dress for her high school prom (she's now 21), but she passed on the classic formal dance, opting for metal instead. "This is my second dress and I feel like a princess. I never actually went to prom. I skipped it to go see Metallica, so this feels nice," she divulged.
Metallica have a number of international tour dates booked for 2020, including a two-performance headlining spot at a handful of major U.S. festivals. Right now, however, frontman James Hetfield is focusing on his return after entering rehab in late September.
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