Indonesian President Joko Widodo Is A Huge Metal Head When the Danish prime minister visited Widodo, he presented him with a signed, limited edition, vinyl box set from Metallica. To avoid conflict of interest, Widodo paid about $800 to keep the albums.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo Is A Huge Metal Head

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo Is A Huge Metal Head

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Is A Huge Metal Head

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When the Danish prime minister visited Widodo, he presented him with a signed, limited edition, vinyl box set from Metallica. To avoid conflict of interest, Widodo paid about $800 to keep the albums.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MASTER OF PUPPETS")

METALLICA: (Singing) Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with a fact you probably didn't know. Indonesia's president is a huge metalhead. President Joko Widodo is so into heavy metal that when the Danish prime minister was visiting last fall, he presented him with a signed, limited-edition vinyl box set from Metallica. Ethics officials said the gift belonged to the state. So to avoid any conflict of interest, the Indonesian president has paid about $800 to keep the albums for himself. It's MORNING EDITION.

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