Horror author Stephen King admits that he still listens to heavy metal. The literary mastermind recently told The Atlantic Monthly that he listens to a whopping two of the 'Big Four' when writing.

"Metallica, Anthrax, I still listen to those guys," King said. The author also gave a shout out to glammy alt rock band The Living Things, deeming them a "very loud group." King also dropped a potentially controversial bombshell, admitting that he is not a fan of Ozzy Osbourne, solo or otherwise.

"I never cared for Ozzy [Osbourne] very much... [Black Sabbath] don't really work for me," King said.

While most metalheads might consider King's statement to border on blasphemy, we can't fault him too much for not loving Ozzy simply because the man still listens to Metallica and Anthrax. We'd say it's a fair trade-off.

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