How To Deal With A Black Sabbath Loving Kid: Tales Of A Reluctant Metalhead Mom

heavy metal music and kids I grew up with parents who were really into music. Like really into music. I received my first Bowie and Rolling Stones records from my dad, who would insist that the neighborhood girls who darkened our doorway to play Barbies or hopscotch call him “Major Tom” – after Bowie’s 1969 single Space Oddity. Our house shook, my parents played music so loudly that conversations during these afternoons were impossible. I can remember crawling under my covers with my Nancy Drew, trying to escape the incessant strum and feedback of Jeff Beck while my mom cooked mashed potatoes for dinner. My dad discarding headphones for sharing music with me and my sisters, a can of PBR leaving condensation on the coffee table. This is how I grew up, parents who saw The Stones and The Who in concert, who taught me how to appreciate Blind Lemon Jefferson and Rod Stewart. I planned on raising my babies the same way, my husband rocking them to sleep while softly humming Springsteen‘s Born To Run.

That is until my middle son turned 11.

I like to think I have a vast and varied appreciation for music. I love almost everything. I can appreciate opera to country, and not that pop country like you see warbled by some scrawny kid from Iowa during American Idol auditions, but real country. I know what the kids are into these days, the Danny Brown and Kanye West, and I can even feign an interest in my nine-year-old daughter’s kid’s show claque. But my 11-year-old is something else, because he has decided he has an intense adoration of the one type of music I know nothing about and have a difficult time getting into – heavy metal.

I wanted to be the mom who could share music with my kids, who could dig out old LPs and tell them about seeing Bowie in concert, but here I am with a son who wants to know all about Ronnie James Dio and which Iron Maiden CD he should get into. He scours you tube for videos by bands I can’t relate to, Slayer and Megadeath and ones I really don’t think he should be listening to, with names like Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death. We try and distract him with things from our own upbringing that may sate his need for fast chord riffs and epic drum solos, the Led Zepplin and Hendrix, but unless it involves a lot of leather and skull imagery, he isn’t interested. I can understand the appeal of metal to some extent, but I just don’t know enough about it or enjoy listening to it enough to share this fascination with my kid.

I think back to being around his age and my own parents rolling their eyes when I started getting into music they didn’t have an appreciation for, how my dad reluctantly loaned me his headphones so I could sit in my room and play Prince on repeat, ignoring him when he told me that it was pop music and trying to convince me James Brown was a better substitute. I remember feeling sort of embarrassed and guilty, but also defiant because these were my jams, something I discovered on my own, this funky musical genius from Minneapolis who scared my parents with his tight purple velvet pants and his eyeliner application. My own mom probably felt the same way when she chose Elvis over her own mother’s Mario Lanza. I don’t want my kid to feel bad for what he likes, even if I do find it boring and have yet to really understand the appeal of Sabbath. I guess I better start listening.

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    • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie

      Music is a wonderful, amazing thing. I can’t imagine my life without it and am studying it at the Master’s level. Like your parents, my parents also shared their music with me, so I grew up listening to a wide variety of things, from Bowie to ACDC to Great Big Sea. It’s also really nice to read that, although you might not understand heavy metal or enjoy it, at least you’re willing to let your son explore the genre and find a musical niche for himself. His musical tastes will probably widen up once he gets a bit older, and one thing I’ve noticed about some of my metalhead friends is that they’ve discovered an appreciation for jazz because both metal and jazz are fairly complex musical forms. I’m also sure he will look back on his childhood and greatly appreciate the fact that a love of music was shared with him and he was allowed to develop his own tastes, even if it’s different from yours.

      Also, I’m totally jealous that you’ve seen Bowie in concert.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        That just shows how OLD I am

      • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie

        Hey, he still does concerts. I’d totally go see him if I had fifty bajillion dollars. Concert tickets are expensive. :(

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        That just shows how AWESOME I am

        You had a typo. I fixed it for you. :-P

      • K.

        We were visiting Jackson Pollock’s house out on Long Island and some of the kids we were with were getting a little restless, so when one of them asked my husband “Is this place, like rich?” he pointed at the hedge separating his house from the property next door and was like, “Well, David Bowie and Iman live next door, so yeah.” (Bowie and Iman do not live next door to Jackson Pollock’s home; my dear, dear husband…likes to lie to children)

        and they were like, “…Who??”

        Sigh.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Last week my stepson asked who Alice Cooper was…
        I *barely* resisted back handing him in despair…

    • Jessifer

      I grew up with metalhead parents except I never actually KNEW this until I was in my teens and discovered an old tape collection gathering dust in the basement. Then it became MY tape collection. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, etc… they had them all. Yet my mom kept on playing her stupid Celine Dion and Mariah Carey tapes while she did her chores. I was like “Why aren’t you listening to these anymore and when did you and dad become so lame?”

    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

      You don’t understand the appeal of Black Sabbath? #IAmHeartbroken

      I grew up with a dad that saw Ozzie twice in concert, back when you could still understand him when he talked (Dad says that dates him, lol). Believe it or not, I’m a bit of a (lighter) heavy metal fan myself. Metallica is probably my all time favorite band (uncomfortable TMI: Something about their music actually triggers my sex drive, and that’s the story of why my husband has every Metallica album ever made [except Reload and St Anger because bleck] on his iTunes), although my tastes are eclectic, so I kind of hesitate to give anyone that title.

      My mom actually was okay with Linkin Park, and most of their older stuff is a very clean approximation of Limp Bizkit. Godsmack has some great stuff, and Slipknot, while I don’t know that I’d recommend them for an 11-year-old, has incredibly talented musicians. I don’t know if you’ve heard anything by Corey Taylor outside of them, but he’s fantastic. I heard him solo first on a Spiderman soundtrack and fell in love, so I actively seek out the things he does outside of Slipknot too. He has a song with Dave Grohl called “Can to Can’t” and oh my god, I love it. In fact, while typing this, I decided to throw it on in the background. Thank you iTunes. DreamTheater isn’t the most original, but they have a nice mashup of techniques that can be kind of a “primer” almost to other bands.

      P.O.D. is not something I’d consider metal myself, but it could probably be passed off to a preteen as metal. They’re actually a band heavily influenced by Christian values. I loved them when I was 14, 15, 16ish.

      Metal is really an understated genre for people that haven’t experienced it. There’s a wealth of richness and social undertones to it, and it really is an art form in and of itself.

      I love that you’re throwing yourself into this, because it reinforces your awesomeness to me. My own parents were a little bit jarred when I started listening to boy bands as a preteen, because my mom loves classic 80s pop (is that a thing?) and my dad is hugely into classic rock. They were pretty accepting, but the rest of my family really wasn’t, and I can say, it sucks to feel ashamed of your musical tastes as you start exploring them. My kids love country for some reason right now, so we’re playing a lot of it, including a lot of poppy country that I really hate…but I want them to feel secure in their own tastes, you know? And maybe, just maybe, they’ll come around eventually….

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        Oh god, I wrote another Novella and I still have other names I can’t believe I forgot.

        Alice In Chains–I love them so much.
        Pearl Jam!!!–Alive was my Black Friday jam, actually. After I would shut the doors and lock it all down after the madness was over, I would put it on blast on the drive home.

        Those were the two classics I can’t believe I forgot.

      • K.

        “Metal is really an understated genre for people that haven’t experienced
        it. There’s a wealth of richness and social undertones to it, and it
        really is an art form in and of itself.”

        SO close to what my husband would say! I’m not a metalhead like him, but through him, I hear it a lot and you know what? It’s (well not ALL of metal, but a lot of it) so reminiscent of…opera and like, heavy classical music–the drama! the theatre! the big burly orchestral sound! I mean, it’s kind of funny that the iTunes goes on shuffle and here’s Katy Perry singing about what she did on Friday night, and then Ozzy comes on and starts singing about death and rage and morality.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        I’m not a metalhead by any means either. The classics I got into from my dad, and some of the more modern stuff–Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Slipknot–I stumbled into on my own. My husband is a huge fan though, and really “expanded my horizons” in the area.

        The theater aspect is something I love about live shows. Slipknot in particular, because there’s just…so many of them. When they are all on stage, and the pyrotechnics are in and the music is really hitting its apex, it’s awe-inspiring.

      • Zorbs

        I love you. And Corey Taylor too.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        Why thank you. And he’s magnificent.

      • TashaB

        You just said most of the things I was going to say. Except my parents were kind of horrified I was into metal (my dad is a Neil Diamond type, my mom is more classic rock – Beatles, Zepplin)
        My partner loves more industrial metal/goth-y stuff, I’m more into speed, thrash & classic metal. All of the music used in our wedding ceremony was Apocalyptica covers of Metallica songs. It was awesome.
        Seconding the vote above for Gobsmack, and adding Motorhead (classic!), Tool (metal-ish), Priestess, Clutch (metal-ish, but amazeballs) . . . okay, stopping now

        Wait, Eve, you love opera, but can’t appreciate Iron Maiden? Have you listened to Bruce Dickinson’s voice? He has flat out said he is inspired by opera.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        That would be the most amazing wedding. I need for you to grant me permission to attend, right this moment, just in case they ever invent time travel.

      • TashaB

        Permission granted. First dance was Joan Jett too.
        I’m still in awe of how I convinced my partner to let me walk down the aisle to Master of Puppets. And NONE of the older relatives figured out what we were doing with the music – they all commented on how ‘nice’ and ‘different’ it was. Lol

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Apocalyptica are AMAZING!!!

      • barefootwithoutagun

        I went to music academy with those guys, they’re just brilliant :)

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        I am speechless with jealousy!!

      • http://batman-news.com Bunny Lou

        Don’t forget Tool and System of a Down. I know they are both far more hard rock than heavy metal, but damn they have good stuff.

      • http://batman-news.com Bunny Lou

        Don’t forget Tool and System of a Down. I know they are both far more hard rock than heavy metal, but damn they have good stuff.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        Agreed. I was trying to be brief. I failed, and still managed to miss so much…

      • SunnyD847

        My 11 year old daughter had to make a podcast about a song for a school class. We were so proud that she chose “Crazy Train” when everyone else chose rap or One Direction.

      • Byron

        Your daughter is badASS. Superior on every single level. Kudos. Just hearing crazy train listed in the same line with those other things makes my skin crawl. (Crap..reminded myself of CRAWWWLING IN MY SKIIIIN now…)

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        That is awesome. Parenting, you are doing it right. ;)

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        O god yes, Godsmack!!
        Spineshank also!
        Drowning Pool too!

        Presume you’ve listened to Stone Sour?

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        A time or two! ;)

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        And to be blunt (and to quote my mother)
        I wouldn’t kick Corey Taylor out of bed for eating biscuits!

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

        He could even leave crumbs, lol!

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Being the weirdo I am, I’d probably frame them.

        Or lick them.
        One or the other. =P

    • http://misuser.blogspot.com Alex Lee

      Metal drumming is my favorite of all the genres because it’s physically (speed) and mentally (time-change) challenging.

      Drummers of note:
      Danny Carey – Tool
      Chris Adler – Lamb of God
      Mike Portnoy – Dream Theater / Avenged Sevenfold

      In context, a fast Led Zeppelin song is 176 beats per minute.
      Cannibal Corpse “Frantic Disembowelment” is 260.

      I wouldn’t jump head-first into Napalm Death though. Ease into it first.

      Here’s Slayer’s “Raining Blood” on banjo:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2ucr74YNk

      • ToastDon’tCare(aka LiteBrite)

        Sending this to my husband as Slayer is in his top 5 fave band list.

      • K.

        Toast (hee!) sending this to my husband too!

        And I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Slayer (I respect them, I’m just not “into” them), but the drums are amazeballs.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        God I do love Slayer!

    • K.

      “I like to think I have a vast and varied appreciation for music”

      …yet you have yet to understand the “appeal” of SABBATH? Sabbath. I can understand not *liking* Sabbath (I’m not even that much of a fan), but dude–Sabbath is like, a “grandfather” band, as in utterly original when they emerged and thus the list of those directly influenced by Sabbath goes on FOREVER–from Metallica to Smashing Pumpkins to Foo Fighters. I mean, you gotta at least *appreciate* the grandfather bands!

      (PS–my metalhead husband just shouted over, “Get that kid some Slayer tunes!”)

      • Byron

        I see a lot of cool info but I think one piece is missing, the insider’s eye!

        Ok so, Metal is energy, it infuses you with dynamic excitement. Kids call it hype now. That feeling where you’re overflowing with force and passion. That’s why the headbanging, it’s a way to unleash that energy.

        Don’t wory about the lyrics or death fascination, these things sound simply cool due to exuding power. The melody dissonance and rhythm of the words are what matters, not what the words actually are. 11 year old sons don’t get hype over cutting a dead body to pieces, they barely process the literal meaning of the terms. The music just kinda lifts you up into an energetic realm and you just drift along with it.

    • http://ultimatemamacat.tumblr.com/ Hana Graham

      EVE I CAN HELP!!!

    • Ms. Anne

      I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper (when he was on the Muppets was one of the high points of my childhood) and Black Sabbath, and went through a hair band phase in jr. high. As an adult I really enjoy NIN and Alice in Chains. But I am still puzzled by my 3 year old’s love of heavy metal whenever it comes on the car radio. At home we listen to mostly indie music and Big Band music, but it’s as if he has a natural affinity for “awesome music,” as he calls it. AC/DC seems to be one of his favorites, but really anything that sounds like Cookie Monster is singing and he yells “MOMMY! Stop there! I like this! Awesome music!” I caught him actually headbanging to GNR in his carseat the other day.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        this is adorable

      • ToastDon’tCare(aka LiteBrite)

        That “Welcome to my Nightmare” segment on The Muppets was epic. And I’m not even that much of an Alice fan.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Apparently I would only go to sleep if my Mom played me The Cure’s song Friday I’m in Love lol

    • Ursi

      There is SO much crap metal your kid could be listening to. Sabbath is classic, man! Good metal is the closet thing to opera that popular music has ever produced and as an opera fan I stand by that!

    • Sophia Bennit

      There is certainly Much garbage material the kid may very well be following. Sabbath will be traditional, guy! Very good material could be the closet factor in order to opera that popular songs possesses ever before created so when the opera supporter We prepare that! Tales Of A Reluctant Metalhead Mom

    • ToastDon’tCare(aka LiteBrite)

      My husband is a metalhead. I mean, I like the hard stuff too, but some of the stuff the guy listens to is even beyond me. (I can always tell when my husband is pulling in the driveway because all I hear is a thumping bass and indecipherable lyrics. Which makes me giggle because I picture this 40-something guy cruising around our suburb blasting Iced Earth in his Chevy Malibu.)

      So if he had a metal kid, he’d be in heaven and would take that kid to ALL the Lamb of God shows. Unfortunately our son doesn’t like it when we listen to music in the car because then he can’t corner our attention to drone on about trains.

    • Zorbs

      I listen to seriously heavy metal (slipknot is my fave!) and all I have to say is, there are far worse bands your kid could be into..like Bieber.

      • bombom

        ‘Seriously heavy metal’ and ‘Slipknot’ in the same sentence doesn’t quite work…

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Exactly what I FORGOT to say!
        Steel Panther and Cradle of Filth would be worse in unsuitable lyrics, but I have a stepdaughter who listens to everything from Bieber (shudder) to Evanescance and Voltaire (BRAINS!)
        Does it bother me?
        Nope, only when she makes me download a million songs for her, wasting all my damn phone memory lol

    • Joye77

      Oh man, I bet my hubs would be thrilled to finally chat with someone regarding the fine points of Maiden and Dio! Yeah, I’m not a fan.
      But is it wrong to force your kids to listen to Korn hoping they will love it as much as you do? M 9 year old insists on listening to old They Might Be Giants over and over and I’m arguing , but I wanna listen to Disturbed instead! OK Mostly lots of Korn.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Disturbed are awesome!!!
        I lost interest in Korn after their last album, not nearly as good as the classic stuff.

      • Joye77

        I have to say I never met any Korn that I didn’t like.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        I guess I just have an “eclectic” music taste! =)

      • Joye77

        Oh, I love music, all kinds. It actually depends on my mood. I’m more of an alt-rocker but we all have favorites and Korn is mine. :) They are also good for keeping a girl awake on a long drive home after a long night shift.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Hell yeah!
        I have my “happy song” the kids know I listen to every day when I finish work, get me in the mood for relaxation!
        It’s D=OUT’s song Sunrise.
        Bizarre Japanese Visual Kei but SO CATCHY!

    • Rachel Sea

      I worked security at a Pantera/Slayer show, and though I thought Pantera and their racism were crap, I was IMPRESSED by Slayer’s skill. Just watch their bassist, it’s like he has 20 fingers the way he manipulates the sound.

      • Joye77

        Aww, Pantera was one of my first concerts! Wow, getting stuck in a mosh pit at 14- not so fun.

      • Rachel Sea

        I cringe when I see teenage girls in mosh pits. I’ve rescued more than a few young moshers and crowd surfers who were being sexually assaulted by the people around or under her.

        Darryl was a racist bully and it completely overshadowed the music. It was tempting as hell to “accidentally” let one of the moshers over the barricade to pound him.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        (You’ll hate me)
        I was a regular in the Mosh pit since I was about 12, and only ONCE was someone inappropriate.
        We were doing a wall of Death at a Lamb of God gig and as we were splitting the audience, some big hairy d**k turned around and said “Awwww look at the little girl, go easy guys, we don’t wanna make her cry” (and yes, it was said in the most patronising and nasty sneering way imaginable)

        Guess who ended up getting flipped over my shoulder?

        Yeah, before you insult the tiny 5 foor 2 girl in the pit, remember she might actually be stronger than you…

      • Rachel Sea

        Good on ya, I think girls should mosh as hard as they want, but from the security side it sucked, because I knew there was a really good chance that one or more of those girls was going to have to be lifted out sobbing because some sonofabitch had molested them in the pit, and there wouldn’t be a damn thing we could do about it, because they could never identify their assailants. There was a girl at a NIN performance that was crowdsurfing in very short shorts and some monster she could neither see nor move away from shoved his fingers up one of the leg openings, and penetrated her. I fantasize about killing him with my mind.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Dear god…
        I have to say despite all my injuries (had three piercings ripped out, fractured ribs, broken wrist and a perfect size 11 bruise in the shape of a boot on my ribs)
        I wouldn’t give up moshing for the world.
        I LOVE it, and it’s so electric.
        I don’t get overly excited easily but I actually physically start shaking before I leap in.

        One of the best pits I was ever in was a flip pit (you know, where two people run at each other and you try flip each other over your shoulder)

        No one would flip with me (I was 18 but due to being short and slightly pudgy, looked about 12)

        This TIIIINNNYYY girl pops up and goes “I’LL FLIP YOU!”

        It ended up me and her taking turns absolutely killing each other while the big bearded bikers looked on in shock.

        Highlight of my day lol

      • Rachel Sea

        A lot of people don’t realize you gotta watch out for the little ones, a lot of us HAD to learn how to fight, and we have a nice low center of gravity.

        A crowdsurfer molestation story made the news in a small way today. http://radio.com/2014/06/02/watch-stainds-aaron-lewis-go-off-on-fans-molesting-crowd-surfing-girl/

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Precisely!
        Plus I’m very much an equal opportunist- I don’t care if you’re a black lesbian little person or w big hairy biker. If you’re game for a good moshin’, I’m up for it too.

        I used to hate the sexism, the HAR HAR HAR LOOKIT THE WITTLE GIRLIE!

        On the other hand, fair play to your man for calling it out!

      • BexleyS

        I found Pantera incredibly boring live. It seemed to go on forever.

    • Joye77

      Some music really brings me back to childhood. My parents, as well, always were listening to music , lots of rock. Late 70s early 80s stuff. It seemed they played lots of 70s era Heart and Fleetwood Mac and Mom loved her old Beatles records ( I have heard every Beatles song about a million times) I like to brag that my dad actually saw Zeppelin. Those were the classics. They bring back memories when I hear them.

    • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

      Get the kid some Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, and (what the hell, why not?) Alice Cooper.

      Do it!

      NAO!

    • Syd

      If it makes you feel better, I was super into metal around that age…about 11-15 (we will call those The Angry Years) and it really fostered a love of rock music in general. Now, in my twenties, I can play “name that band” better than my music-loving father about classic rock, have Tom Petty lyrics tattooed on my shoulder, and two dogs named Layla and Bowie. The metal and “radio rock” was a total leeway into great music for me.

    • TashaB

      Coming back to add that you should watch the documentaries “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” and “Global Metal” & their tv miniseries “Metal Evolution” by Sam Dunn & Scot McFayden. They are really, truly awesome looks at metal music – how it evolved, what it looks like around the world, etc
      The duo has also done documentaries on individual bands like Iron Maiden & Rush

    • jo

      I listened to a lot of metal growing up, and I turned out OK(ish)

    • lijepa1979

      My daughter was born to Sepultura playing in the background. It wasn’t by choice. My husband hit the wrong playlist before fleeing the hospital room, and the nurse couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. Needless to say, it explains a lot…like how she used to fall asleep listening to Rammstein, and she loves Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Rob Zombie. At least it isn’t Justin Bieber. She also loves Queen and Elvis. I think she’s turning out pretty awesome so far

      • barefootwithoutagun

        I could fall asleep listening to Till Lindemann’s speaking voice – pure gravelly sex! Love Rammstein, easily one of the best live bands ever :)

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        Yup Rammstein kick ass, best gig I EVER went to!

      • Joye77

        I would love to see Rammstein.

      • gothicgaelicgirl

        DO IT!
        I always said I’d never pay more than €50 to see a band…
        I paid €80 to see them and it was worth EVERY. DAMN. CENT!

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      Eve, as a self-classified Goth who was the EXACT same at a younger age, I can recommend some bands he may like that would be suitable.
      My mom was an 80′s Gothic Cure-head and so raised me on Sisters of Mercy and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

      Some great bands that are suitable are-
      - Amon Amarth *** (BRILLIANT) ***
      - Alestorm (great novelty too, they’re pirate metal, imagine Jack Sparrow had a band)
      - Turisas (Viking Battle Metal)
      - Eluveitie (Metal with traditional instruments like flutes)
      - Dragonforce (corny but funny)
      - Disturbed (do great Genesis covers)
      - Mindless Self Indulgence
      - Linkin Park
      - Within Temptation (Opera Metal, very VERY good)
      - Nightwish

    • BexleyS

      It’s great that you’re so accepting Eve because so many parents aren’t. I found myself to be so lucky that my parents accepted my music taste (my Dad did try to force Bowie on me but it didn’t work) and they didn’t pass comment as others’ parents did about the “horrific noise” or saying “you can’t even hear what they’re saying”. Who cares, metal is amazing and has so much power. Despite my musical taste being much more eclectic now, if I’m running and I want to sprint, I always put metal on because it gives me the energy to go faster. As someone else said, Black Sabbath are the grandfathers of metal and every metal fan should have at least on of their albums. Same with Metallica really. Embrace the power of the metal. All my friends were and still are into metal and we’ve all grown up pretty normal. Actually a surprising amount of them are “in insurance” now so maybe that could be used as some kind of metal deterrent :D

    • meteor_echo

      Eve, point your kid in the direction of Machinae Supremacy, Combichrist and Summoning, stat :>

    • Choming Girl

      I can’t believe on this news because http://goo.gl/XI0lwP

    • hdhjhjhj

      I’m a huge metalhead but I love of rock, specifically classics like you mentioned.

      But do you know who Led Zeppelin was influenced by? Black Sabbath.band. You know who Zep influenced? Iron Maiden. And do you know what bands Iron Maiden has influenced? Every single metal band in history, I guarantee you. If you listened to the metal of the 70s (Led ZeppElin), why can’t he listen to the metal of today?

      • hdhjhjhj

        im not a mom why am i on this site