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Video: Ice-T Talks About the Time Bill Paxton Did a Stage Dive at a Body Count Show

  • Axl Rosenberg


Twenty-five years ago, director Walter Hill (The Warriors) made a movie called Trespass. Written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale — the same team that wrote Back to the Future — the movie was thriller about two firemen who run afoul of some gangbangers while searching an abandoned building for hidden gold. At the time, the big deal about the movie was that the gangbangers were played by hip-hop’s two most famous Ices, T and Cube. The firemen were played by Bill Paxton, the legendary character actor who recently passed away, and William Sadler, who you may know as ‘Death’ from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey; I don’t know why no one thought to case Bill Pullman, the actor frequently mistaken for Bill Paxton, instead of William Sadler… because then the movie could have been marketed as the Ices versus the Bills.

ANYWAY, our friends at Metal Injection recently asked Ice-T for any fond memories he had of Paxton, and the story the Body Count frontman shared is a doozie. Between this and his friendship with Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies, it’s safe to say that Paxton was way more metal than anyone ever gave him credit for. R.I.P., brutha.

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