By Jon Wiederhorn
An 82-year-old Navy Veteran and Drowning Pool fan wowed TV viewers when he sang the heavy metal band’s 2001 song “Bodies” on America’s Got Talent. A clip of the performance went viral, with over seven million views in the first two weeks.
Soon after, Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce invited the man, John Hetlinger to perform with them during their July 15 set at Chicago Open Air. Hetlinger has accepted the invitation
“I am really amped-up to see y’all when Drowning Pool and I join you in Chicago this Friday afternoon for the Chicago Open Air festival,” he tweeted. “We are going to have a blast together – let the bodies hit the floor!”
Watch the performance that triggered the invitation: