Heavy Metal disability?
It's official (well, it's official in Sweden, anyway) - liking long hair, ripped denims, twiddly-twiddly guitar solos and heads-down, no-nonsense RAWK music is a disability. No, really. It is. Pay attention to Crippled Monkey, readers.
Roger Tullgren, a Swedish heavy metal fan, has won a case to claim disability allowance because he is a fan of hard rock. This follows a psychological analysis in which it was judged that his love for all things Heavy and Metal dominates so much of Tullgren's life that the local Employment Service has agreed to pay part of his salary so that he can play loud rock music at work - which is a local restaurant where he washes dishes. (Er, but what about health and safety rules for the other employees?)
Crippled Monkey contacted hairy rockers Status Quo for their thoughts on this crucial story, but sadly they were unavailable for comment. (And, er, to be honest, I didn't really contact them. That was just my little joke.)