What I have to say in this letter may come as a tremendous shock to Robert Hilburn, so I suggest that he sit down before he reads it.
I am a teen-ager and I like heavy metal music. I also (and this may be hard to comprehend) enjoy groups like Berlin and Fleetwood Mac, and I love the works of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Mozart. I also like my parents, my teachers and I don't constantly leer at members of the opposite sex.
Hilburn's attitude toward teen-agers and their music stinks. I do not appreciate being stereotyped as a hoodlum jerk because I listen to Judas Priest ("Heavy-Metal Fans Turn Deaf Ear to Volume," May 12).
Hilburn seems to think that teen-agers are immature and should face the real world. Well, it's he who needs to face the real world.