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SWEDISH MAN COLLECTS DISABILITY FOR HEAVY METAL ADDICTION

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Roger TullgrenWhere else but Sweden? First a couple goes to court over naming their baby Metallica, and now this: Sweden’s The Local [via Blabbermouth] reports that Swedish heavy metal fan Roger Tullgren (pictured) has had his musical preference officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis mean that the metal lover can now count on having his income supplemented by state benefits.

Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden, has just got a new job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.

Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren‘s salary. His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work.

“The fact that I am so into music has affected my work situation to the extent that I have had to quit some jobs,” he said.

What’s next, Ron Jeremy collecting disability for a sex addiction? George Bush getting supplementary income for his idiocy? Maybe we can get the government to pony up for our heavy metal addictions and have someone else run this site.

-VN

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