In June, John Hetlinger gained national notoriety for his performance on America's Got Talent, when he delivered a spine-raking rendition of hard-rock band Drowning Pool's hit "Bodies." The 82-year-old Colorado man's surprising audition featured his growling the lyrics "Let the bodies hit the floor" before breaking into a roar.
Hetlinger honed his metal chops by performing at karaoke nights in the Denver region, and now he's getting the chance to impress judges potentially even tougher than Simon Cowell — by performing with the song's originators. Hetlinger will perform with Drowning Pool this Friday, July 15, at Chicago's Open Air Music Festival. In a video announcement via TMZ, Hetlinger sported his signature rocker look — a collared shirt with a cartoon toucan on the pocket and high-hiked khakis — and said he looks forward to "letting the bodies hit the floor in the pit."
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Let's revisit Hetlinger's jaw-dropping AGT performance below, and brainstorm how we might start living as metal as this man.