Heavy Metal is still corrupting kids


If your 12-year-old downloads Skrillex instead of The Biebs, you’re likely to be living with a difficult teenager in four years, new research finds. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is the first to draw a direct line between a preference for loud, noisy, rebellious music in youngsters and minor delinquency at age 16. “We were stunned ourselves,” said Dr. Tom ter Bogt of Utrecht University in the Netherlands told the Toronto Star on Monday. “We checked it over and over again.” The study followed 149 boys and 160 girls from age 12 for four years. It found 12-year-olds with strong preferences for hip-hop, heavy metal, gothic and trance music got in trouble at age 12 and at age 16.

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