Ronald Flipknot's 'Ronnie'

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Since the rise of hard rock/ heavy metal in the 1980s, many crimes and deaths have been blamed on the bands (or singers). The Parents Music Resource Center plastered Parental Advisory stickers everywhere, and bands defending their music and themselves from the overly protective parents. Hard Rock/ heavy metal is a scapegoat for those who look for a high murder/ suicide rate. In 2009, Metallica’s “Ronnie” was almost considered for a New Jersey man’s reason to kill his own mother and a young boy. The man‒ coincidentally named Ronald‒ said in his trial that the song was describing his own life. This was not taken seriously in court, and the man received a 50 year sentence; Slipknot’s “Wait and Bleed” was front and center at a school murder

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