JOB RULES

Four metal heavy­weights who gave up other ca­reers for mu­sic

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TILL LINDEMANN SWIM­MER

ramm­stein’s front­man was lined up to com­pete in the 1980 olympics in moscow. But ac­cord­ing to an in­ter­view in Play­boy, he was thrown off the team for sneak­ing out of a ho­tel in Florence dur­ing a com­pe­ti­tion be­cause he wanted to do some sight­see­ing. the teu­tonic ti­tan went on to, um, weave bas­kets.

JONATHAN DAVIS EMBALMER

Jonathan stud­ied at the San Fran­cisco col­lege of mor­tu­ary Science, and worked in fu­neral homes and at the coroner’s of­fice do­ing au­top­sies. he wanted to be an in­ves­ti­ga­tor, but ended up quit­ting the death in­dus­try to try his luck in Korn, where his ex­pe­ri­ences came out in the lyrics.

BEN WARD AND MAR­TYN MIL­LARD FOOT­BALLERS

the orange Goblin duo were both ap­pren­tices at Queens Park rangers and quickly bonded over me­tal­lica, with mar­tyn in­tro­duc­ing Ben to heav­ier bands like obituary and Na­palm Death. “I had a good cou­ple of years, but dur­ing that time I dis­cov­ered heavy metal, booze and drugs, so football fell by the way­side,” Ben con­fessed.

OZZY OS­BOURNE SLAUGH­TER­HOUSE WORKER

Be­fore he was in the first heavy metal band, ozzy had a job at a slaugh­ter­house in Dig­beth, Birm­ing­ham. his first job there was ‘puke re­mover’, cut­ting the sub­stance out of sheep’s stom­achs. “I threw up ev­ery hour or so for a solid four weeks,” he re­mem­bered.

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