Man gets disability payment for 'addiction' to heavy metal music 9 years ago

Man gets disability payment for 'addiction' to heavy metal music

Any long-haired head bangers out there? Then we have some excellent news for you.

Back in the good old days you could only be addicted to real things like heroin and Football Manager. Now you can get addicted to anything, and the latest one is heavy metal. But not only is Swedish man Roger Tullgren claiming to be addicted to rocking out, he has manage to convince the Swedish government that he is addicted too and has wangled a few quid out of them for it.


According to reports in the NME, the 42-year-old has been on the psychologist’s couch and they have told him he is a real addict.

The rocker claims to have attended over 300 metal gigs last year and now, after a 10-year campaign to get his love of metal classified as a problem that prevents him from getting a normal job, he has finally succeeded.

Tullgren has a part-time job washing up in a restaurant but the government are giving him a few extra quid now because of his ‘addiction’.

"I signed a form saying: 'Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help'. So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper," Tullgren said.


Tullgren blames his addiction on a Black Sabbath album his brother played him when he was a small child. So it is all Ozzy’s fault. Maybe the Swedish government can send the aging rocker the bill?