It’s the 100th anniversary of a time that roosters built a bridge. Ok, not literally, but an auction of roosters donated by the most prominent people in the world helped raise the money needed for a bridge over the Tombigbee River in western Alabama, a span known as Rooster Bridge.
We’re on the eve of this year’s biggest event in Fruita, Colorado – the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, where people all gather to celebrate the miracle chicken who had his head chopped off, and carried on as if nothing had changed.
Metal Rooster embodies the existential dread of the male chicken. The only thing he has to live for is your succulence, and so he channels his aggression and despair into song. Metal Rooster’s life is not pretty. Neither is his music.