KCLB's Kevin Conklin Produces Metallica/Hetfield's Viral 'Yeah'
March 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM (PT)
KEVIN CONKLIN wears many hats at MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS Active Rock KCLB/PALM SPRINGS, CA. Besides his duties as the station's APD, MD, Imaging Director and Afternoon host, he recently spent two weeks listening to every METALLICA album and compiling a sound byte featuring Singer/Guitarist JAMES HETFIELD saying "Yeah."
CONKLIN told ALL ACCESS he captured every "Yeah" recorded from HETFIELD's mouth and has captured a lot of attention in the process. The clip has been played on stations all over the world and has been played over 300,000 times online in the last 48 hours.
"I have quite a few Twitter followers (@conklinsucks) that love rock news and stories," says CONKLIN. "It was meant to make them laugh for METALLICA's 31st anniversary this week. I would be lying if I said I didn’t send it to a couple rock news sites but I didn’t expect THAT many people to care about what I put together."
CONKLIN is still hoping for one thing. "I'm still waiting to get the cease and desist letter from METALLICA, which would be the highest honor one could receive."
You can hear all of HETFIELD's "Yeahs" right here.