July 14, 2004 |
Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band. In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages.
April 15, 2004 |
Biafra pulls no punches on war Part verbal pugilist, part punk-rock radical, Jello Biafra twisted a few heads around Thursday at the UC Santa Barbara Events Center. As part of Punkvoter.com's "Rock Against Bush" festival, the former Dead Kennedys frontman unleashed a diatribe against the war in Iraq. The police presence was so thick you could smell the doughnuts, and the sold-out audience was riveted to his every condemning word.
June 21, 2003 |
Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra must pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages to the other members of his band, an appeals court judge has ruled. A three-judge panel of a state appeals court in San Francisco this week upheld an earlier ruling against Biafra for breach of contract and fraud. The panel also decided that the band's creative output, including songs "Holiday in Cambodia" and "Kill the Poor," belongs to a partnership formed among the four band members.
March 28, 2003 |
"Questions are the No. 1 impediment to progress," boomed Jello Biafra during the sardonic opening piece of his Wednesday spoken-word show at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre. Then the erstwhile leader of hard-core punk band the Dead Kennedys spent hours urging fans to fight the status quo by asking such questions as, "How is this war going to make our country safer?"
April 8, 1999 |
"I'm not a guru," says Jello Biafra, rejecting a tag that's frequently applied to him as former leader of the pioneering punk band the Dead Kennedys and a persistent provocateur since the group disbanded. The disdain in his voice makes it clear that although he criticizes the status quo, there's no magical cure for what ails American culture. Still, the self-described "big mouth" has a lot of ideas about what went wrong.
November 12, 1990
How fortunate for Campbell that Counterpunch is available to him. With the help of The Times, he was able to promote his album and concerts and brag without challenge. How unfortunate for Jello Biafra that no such opportunity was available to him in 1987 when he was on trial for "obscene" artwork in the Dead Kennedys' "Frankenchrist" album. MARK HARBISON San Diego The obscenity case involving Biafra ended with a hung jury.