Science Discovers Why Women Are Attracted to Rock Stars

How does someone as homely as Mick Jagger, Gene Simmons, Ric Ocasek or Steven Tyler manage to consistently attract Victoria’s Secret models?  Let’s ask science!

From Business Insider:

For decades male rock stars have been known for an unrivaled ability to draw hordes of admiring female fans. Now researchers may have uncovered a scientific reason for their attractiveness to the opposite sex.A study suggests that woman in their most fertile phases are more attracted to men who can produce the best music.Researchers from the University of Sussex said the findings indicated that women believed men with strong musical abilities carried better genes than those lacking in such skills. The study involved nearly 1,500 women with an average age of 28, who were not breastfeeding, pregnant or using hormonal contraception.

Dudes:  If what comes next doesn’t inspire you to pick up a musical instrument, you’re hopeless.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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