The Dangers of Headbanging

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In 2005, Terry Balsamo, Evanescence guitarist, incurred a stroke which doctors postulated may have been caused by frequent headbanging. In 2007, Irish singer and former Moloko vocalist Roisin Murphy suffered an eye injury during a performance of her song “Primitive” when she headbanged into a chair on stage.

In 2009, Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya began experiencing spinal problems due to his aggressive form of headbanging, and had to undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. In 2011, Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine said that his neck and spine condition, known as stenosis, was caused by many years of headbanging. Slipknot Sampler Craig Jones once suffered from whiplash after an extended case of powerful headbanging.

Headbangers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains!


Filed under Health, Music, Rock

10 responses to “The Dangers of Headbanging

  1. Jason Y

    Normally you would do some sort of stretching before martial arts and gymnastics, but I don’t know how you would stretch the neck.

  2. Sam J. formerly Sam

    This is what happens when you don’t use the proper safety equipment. Observe the right way to do this from Baby Metal.

  3. Jason Y

    So would wearing proper neck equipment be like wearing hearing protection? But there are guys saying wimps wear hearing protection. But then again, some people’s ears ache for days and some like the Door’s drummer and Pete Townshed can’t even play amplified music anymore.

  4. jan

    I used to be a metalhead as a teen and i have pretty bad problems.
    Never taught of this.

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