Death Metal Grandma
2018, 12 min.
She might not look it, but 93-year-old Inge Ginsberg is a bona fide heavy-metal hero. Born in Austria, she survived the horrors of the Holocaust before enlisting as a spy and arms smuggler for the United States during World War II. After the war, she married a composer and relocated to California, where she and her husband spent the ensuing decades penning songs for the likes of Nat King Cole, Doris Day and Dean Martin. One fateful day, 60 years later, Ginsberg fell in love with heavy metal, formed her band TritoneKings, and got to work on her own kickass tunes, inspired by her own struggles and experiences.