80s Metalheads Turned Out All Right

Nashville, TN, United States / 102.9 The Buzz

Back in the 80s, Tipper Gore and the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) were worried about our souls and our futures. No one knows for sure about our souls just yet, but a recent study shows our future turned out just fine.

Sorry, Mrs. Gore.

The study, published in the journal Self and Identity, featured 377 adults: 154 who were heavy metal fans growing up in the 1980s (including musicians and “groupies”); 80 who typically listened to other types of music during their teen years; and 153 current students at a California university.

Researchers found that former metal fans “were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently” compared to their peers who preferred other musical genres, and to a parallel group of current college students.

The study concludes that 80s metalheads turned out to be “middle-class, gainfully employed, relatively well-educated adults”

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