Drowning Pool is a heavy American heavy metal band from Dallas, Texas. That double use of heavy is no accident. The band’s stomp-rocking brain-jarring hit “Bodies” from the 2001 album Sinner was anthemic for that post 9-11 moment in time, with its surface rage striking a deep shattering chord. But who knew how wide the band’s influence was?
Sure the “Bodies” video was viewed more than 30 million times, but could you have guessed it would move 82-year-old engineer John Hetlinger to make his stage debut? The courtly gent with a major career as a Navy pilot and an engineer behind him went hardcore nuts with “Bodies” while auditioning for America’s Got Talent. “Let the bodies hit the floor!” he screamed with conviction. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.