Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has been replaced by an Asian female drummer! Just kidding… sort of. I’m sure I don’t need to reiterate all the less-than flattering stereotypes that Asian American Pacific Islander women have to battle against every day. (If I see another friendly Asian girl customer service image I’m going to hurl.) Sometimes I just want to yell, “NO, I’m not here to provide you with harmless and friendly services!” but Annette Ortiz-Diaz smashed up such stereotypes and with drum sticks no less. At her wedding, she pounded out killer drums for Metallica’s classic song “Master of Puppets.” Her “simple” wedding video has gone seriously viral with over 20K views within 24 hours of uploading. Their unconventional wedding has (so far) been covered by OC Weekly, Blabbermouth.net, CBSNews, and Poptastic Bride.
Clearly a veteran musician, Ortiz-Diaz was a drummer for band Fatal Posporos in the Phillipines and currently is the bassist for L.A. based rock band Random Ninjas. On the side, she was in an all AAPI Metallica cover band called Trapped Under Rice. Rawk on, girlfriend.