Could Wiz Khalifa be cashing in on the latest health trend by touring with a punk band for his Boys of Zummer tour? Science and the health media seem to imply that Wiz Khalifa might be better off in multiple ways -- if he would just listen to more punk and metal music.
As it appears, if you like heavy metal or punk music, it turns out you may be healthier than your non-metal peers -- if a slew of recently published studies are believable.
Of course, people have suspected for years that metal music was doing something positive for their minds and spirits -- but had little science to back up their claims. For example, in 2007, The Telegraph headlined an article by stating "Heavy metal is a comfort to the bright child."
Although most articles about metal music these days pertain to the failing health of aging rockers, Psychology Today quotes underground music extraordinaire Steve Albini on why punk music is good for people's mental health with the following.
"The first thing is I was forged in punk rock. Everything about the way I conduct myself and the way I see the world is a product of seeing the punk scene in action. The punk scene had to operate on limited resources. It had to be inclusive, because there weren't enough people that you could afford to exclude anybody."