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Sheriff Drumman, Whose Drums Were Stolen, Gets New Set Thanks to Metallica

When an LA street performer's drum kit was stolen, Metallica stepped in to help -- because Sheriff Drumman without the drums is the thing that should not be.

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The beat goes on for one LA street performer.

Sheriff Drumman, who is known for playing drums out the back of his truck, got a little help from one of the most famous rock bands in the world.

After his drums were stolen, Sheriff Drumman gets new drums in an emotional surprise. Video broadcast Wednesday Jan. 19, 2022 on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.

Last December both his truck and drums were stolen from in front of his apartment in Hawthorne.

He put out a plea for help.

Metallica heard what happened and -- because Sheriff Drumman without drums is the thing that should not be -- stepped in to help. In an emotional surprise Tuesday night, Sheriff Drumman was gifted his new drum kit in Hollywood by a representative for the band.

"Man, thank you guys so much," he said. "Thank you for taking the time and the resources to support and help what I do. I love you for that."

Metallica responded Thursday with a tweet, saying one of the world's biggest bands was happy to help out a fellow artist.

So he has his drums. He was reunited with his Ford truck a few days after it was stolen.

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