“Is Heavy Metal Bad for You?” Author Laina Dawes Says No on CBC Radio Canada

Is Heavy Metal Bad for You? Or Is It a Lifesaver?

Defends Heavy Metal Against New Study
on CBC Radio Canada
; Audio Available
Laina Dawes, author of the book What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points), is interviewed on the “Ontario Today” show on CBC Radio Canada. She defends heavy metal against new research that suggests a link between the music and teens getting into trouble with the law:

The full interview is available for streaming at this location:


Featuring a foreword by Skin of Skunk Anansie, Laina Dawes‘s acclaimed debut, What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, is available now in softcover wherever books are sold, and in eBook form via the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iTunes Books, and Kobo platforms.


 Laina Dawes is a journalist, cultural critic, and photographer. She has contributed to CBC Radio, Metal Edge, The Wire, Afrotoronto.com, and Blogher.com. An active public speaker, she has appeared at SXSW and the EMP Pop Music Conference. She lives in Toronto, and her personal blog lives at Writingisfighting.com.



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