A heavy metal band due to perform in Britain has been blamed for an horrific school killing.
Slipknot, who play the Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend and are expected to announce a UK tour, are said to have inspired a teenager to stab a fellow pupil to death with a samurai sword.
The unnamed boy walked into his school in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday morning and fatally knifed the 16-year-old in the neck. He then stabbed another boy and two gardeners.
Witnesses claim the attacker was high on drugs and wearing a face mask similar to that sported by Joey Jordison, Slipknot’s drummer. Pierre Eksteen, who is in charge of the school’s support network, said: ‘We know the wrong kind of music and drugs have bad effects. Young people need to be informed of the effects of bad satanic music.’
What a crock of crap. "the wrong kind of music and drugs have bad effects"??? Bullshit!!!! Drugs can have bad effects yes, but how on earth can listening to music make you suddenly want to get up and kill someone? There has to first be a deeper issue in your head, in your psyche, in your character. This could be caused by any number of things.....crap parenting, medical or genetic reasons, neglect or abuse by family or friends/peers. It is NOT the fault of the music!!!
Marilyn Manson got it in the neck after Columbine, and now Slipknot. Of course, if any of the Columbine parents had bothered to meet with Manson and talk to him they would have been surprised to find an incredibly intellingent and well-read man, who has no desire to turn kids into killers. He'd also probably turn round and tell them to examine their own parenting before pointing the finger at him........