Heavy Metal Declared An Addiction

(Rock News Desk) A heavy metal fan in Sweden is being paid income support to help pay for going to concerts because psychologists agree he's addicted to music.

Roger Tullgren, 42, also has dispensation to miss work shifts to attend shows. And when he does appear in the Hassleholm restaurant which employs him as a kitchen porter, he's permitted to dress in the kind of clothes many of us would be sent home for wearing and he's allowed to play his own music while he works.

"I've been trying for ten years to get this classified as a handicap. Finally three psychologists agreed I needed help to avoid being discriminated against," Father-of-two Tullgren tells The Local. "I have a form saying: 'Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labour market. Therefore he needs financial help.' more on this story

RockNewsDesk.com is an official news provider for the Day in Rock.

Metal T-shirts and Posters

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Day In Rock Reports

Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.