In news that will probably upset both custom hot-rod lover James Hetfield and Lightning McQueen equally, a new study shows that metal and rock video clips are severely lacking in the usage of cars compared to other popular genres.
The study by Compare.com found that the fewest amount of automobiles were found in videos by metal and rock acts, with hip-hop proving to be the most car-centric genre with 76% of videos featuring cars. Rock by comparison featured cars in only 32% of videos viewed for the study.
The study, as you'd expect wasn't exactly scientifically sound, and no complete list of videos watched was provided, but the authors did go to at least some effort to explain their methodology, which involved selecting an assortment of videos from each genre, based on popularity, compiling the number of cars in each video and reporting on the findings genre-by-genre.
The study also gave some insight on types of cars featured by genre, with country acts unsurprisingly featuring utes and trucks more commonly than any other vehicle type. Rock and metal bands meanwhile tend to feature more Cadillacs and Chevy Convertibles, however, the most commonly featured vehicle of all in rock and metal videos is a tour bus.
As with all things in life, there were some acts that bucked the trend with hair metal icons Bon Jovi found to be the band most synonymous with the inclusion of cars in their video clips.
What does this all mean? More or less nothing but at least it gives us a chance to rewatch Metallica's pair of incredible cars featuring videos for Fuel and I Disappear.
If you're keen to dig deeper into the data head over and have some comparison at Compare!