http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/04/08/frankie-palmeri-sad-one-remembers-birthday/ Does it sound odd I actually get where Frankie's coming from? I mean this **** dictates status. Marriage etc. before all the "metal superstars" popped on the grid they DID have something to talk about. Ozzie only became a rock star after he (admitted this in his bio) killed off every opportunity to get a job/career. Now it's like any suburban kid who wants to fit in starts a metal band to try to look cool by venting at the world. So is it still "cool"? EDIT: my tapatalk app crapped itself before I could finish, so let me elaborate. I know anything I really read from metal sucks is almost a joke but this thread kinda hit home with me. I'm middle class in the true sense that money didn't grow on trees as I was raised (and wherever it comes from now it crops up a lot less). But I always remember being discouraged from "playing the music I felt like", which fell under mostly metal, some punk. I remember one of the best examples of what I'm trying to say is I saw "the filth and the fury", a documentary of the sex pistols. And I remember I thought it was cool and I casually brought it up with my dad I wish I could make that sort of impact, and I pretty much got this snobby answer of "well back then they actually had something to say. What could you possibly say to the world?" Needless to say, conversation over. Anyhow, this article flashed me back and I felt the question needed to be asked.