Friday, February 13th, 2009 | musiX
Sometimes I feel a little guilty because I still enjoy me some heavy metal. It’s not the center of my rock ‘n’ roll universe like it was when I was a pimple-faced teenager … or a pimple-faced 20-something for that matter, but dammit if a good dose of Slayer doesn’t still do me right … it’s good for the soul.
Owen Brown lives in the UK with his wife. His favorite band is Megadeth. In fact, he’s going to see the band this Saturday night in Birmingham. Owen Brown is 82. His nightly ritual doesn’t include warm milk and Glenn Miller, but rather heading out to the garden shed with a cup of tea and a platter of Sabbath … bloody Sabbath. And he owns about 70 records from classic heavies like Deep Purple, KISS and Judas Priest. Owen Brown’s grown children didn’t think his fascination with metal would last, and his great-grandchildren are usually telling him to turn it down. As you will see, he’s much cooler than his son Pedro.