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July 22, 1992 | ROY RIVENBURG
Celebrity nightmares we can only dream about: * Dan Quayle--Blood tests reveal that he fathered Murphy Brown's baby. * Bruce Willis--"Hudson Hawk II." * Ross Perot--Unknown. Any time a dream gets slightly unpleasant, he quits and wakes up. * Barbie--Ken has a midlife crisis, sleeps with Skipper and Chatty Cathy, then wins the Malibu Dream House in the divorce settlement. * Mr. Blackwell--Congress approves official national fabric: polyester. * L.A. Dodgers--None.
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March 16, 2009 | August Brown
The Greek Theatre and the Gibson Amphitheatre have announced their summer concert series for 2009. Among the notable headliners at the Greek are alt-country siren Neko Case, chamber-folk auteur Andrew Bird and dapper soul man John Legend. The Gibson's lineup includes crooner Frankie Valli and metal stalwarts Judas Priest. The Premiere Marquee Club's broadened perks this year (available to anyone buying advance tickets to a combination of three, five or seven shows) include guaranteed seating, valet parking, special concession lines and advance pre-sales.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Attorneys defending the heavy metal band Judas Priest plan to challenge the credentials today of an expert witness on subliminal messages, who contends hidden messages in the group's music drove two young men to suicide. The song "Better By You, Better Than Me" blared through speakers in a federal courtroom Thursday as witness William Nickloff Jr.
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February 20, 2006 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Heavy metal is eternal, but it always craves new blood. And if Avenged Sevenfold is not the first young band to spot-weld timeless metal moves onto the emotional drive of hardcore punk, the Orange County act remains among a scarce few to give it a fresh spin amid the raging gloom. At the Gibson Amphitheatre on Friday, the tattooed quintet roared through about 75 minutes of melodic hard rock with heavy echoes of Metallica, Judas Priest and Guns 'N Roses for a sold-out crowd of mostly young fans.
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August 6, 1990 | From United Press International
The Judas Priest trial moves from a courtroom to a recording studio today to allow a judge to hear for himself whether the heavy metal band's music includes the subliminal messages that allegedly drove two young men to suicide. Nevada District Judge Jerry Whitehead will convene his court in a Reno studio to listen to recordings of the original 24 tracks that were mixed into the "Better by You, Better Than Me" on the album "Stained Class." Lawyers for the British rock group and CBS Records Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1986 | JON MATSUMOTO
"TURBO." Judas Priest. Columbia. For all its talk of rebellion and "Wild Nights, Hot and Crazy Days," Judas Priest is really a very conservative band. The veteran heavy-metal quintet simply doesn't change or challenge with its music or lyrics. Of course, the legions of young headbangers want nothing more than the assurance that each Priest album will be just like the last one: a fireball of no-wimps-allowed metal that sounds like a squadron of F-111's over Tripoli.
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July 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A young man who entered into a suicide pact after listening to hours of the albums of the rock group Judas Priest believed that the music influenced his actions, a psychiatrist testified today. Dr. Bruce Tanenbaum said that James Vance "didn't care if he ever got a dime from the lawsuit" against Judas Priest and CBS Records.
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July 28, 1990 | From United Press International
A young man who entered into a suicide pact after listening to hours of the albums of the British rock group Judas Priest believed the music influenced his actions, a psychiatrist testified Friday. Dr. Bruce Tanenbaum said that James Vance "didn't care if he ever got a dime from the lawsuit" against Judas Priest and CBS Records.
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October 17, 1988 | JANISS GARZA
It was the "best of Judas Priest" show at the Sports Arena Friday night (and again Saturday at Irvine Meadows) as the English quintet pummelled through two hours of its golden oldies. They performed only three numbers off their latest LP, "Ram It Down."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Attorneys for the families of two youths who attempted suicide after listening to an album by the British rock band Judas Priest say they will challenge a judge's ruling that absolved the group of responsibility. Attorney Vivian Lynch said that she and co-counsel Ken McKenna would file post-trial motions by Tuesday to challenge the court's decision. "These usually aren't granted and, if not, I will appeal" to the Nevada Supreme Court, said Lynch, who represented one of the families.
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July 29, 2001 | STEVE HOCHMAN, Steve Hochman is a regular contributor to Calendar
Does the name Zebraman mean anything to you? How about Gram O'Dope? Jack-Daniels-and-Coke Girl? If you're familiar with these characters, you're part of one of the hippest subculture cults of the past decade. You've seen "Heavy Metal Parking Lot." It's just 15 minutes of guerrilla video documentary, shot in the parking lot outside the Largo, Md., Capital Center arena before a 1986 concert by English hard-rock band Judas Priest.
NEWS
July 22, 1992 | ROY RIVENBURG
Celebrity nightmares we can only dream about: * Dan Quayle--Blood tests reveal that he fathered Murphy Brown's baby. * Bruce Willis--"Hudson Hawk II." * Ross Perot--Unknown. Any time a dream gets slightly unpleasant, he quits and wakes up. * Barbie--Ken has a midlife crisis, sleeps with Skipper and Chatty Cathy, then wins the Malibu Dream House in the divorce settlement. * Mr. Blackwell--Congress approves official national fabric: polyester. * L.A. Dodgers--None.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Screening tonight through Wednesday at the NuWilshire, David Van Taylor's documentary, "Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs.
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July 15, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It can't be easy trekking around the country as the tangy mustard in an otherwise bland noise sandwich, which is Motorhead's lot these days. "Operation Rock & Roll," which landed at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Friday night, finds Motorhead stuck in the middle of a heavy-metal bill whose headliners are a dated caricature (Judas Priest) and a rock vaudevillian who remains competent but mired in the same old shtick (Alice Cooper).
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November 10, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ruling in the recent Judas Priest trial in Nevada was curious. The judge decided that the English heavy-metal band was not liable for the untimely deaths of the plaintiffs' sons, because the supposedly suicide-inducing subliminal messages in the contested song were not intentionally planted. In saying that, however, the judge strongly implied that there were subliminal messages in the music, but that these were unintentional.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1990
Like the parents who sued the band Judas Priest and singer Ozzy Osbourne for "motivating" their teen-age sons' suicides, Loeffel's witch hunt is a dangerous denial of responsibility. I got a glimpse into this line of thinking in my early teens when I began rejecting religion. My mother kept asking who was filling my head with "these ideas." As I repeatedly explained to her, the only "evil" influence was my own intellect. My mother simply couldn't accept that someone else wasn't to blame.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Hidden words do exist on an album by the British rock band Judas Priest, but they were not placed there intentionally and the group is not responsible for a suicide pact formed by two young fans, a judge ruled today. Washoe District Judge Jerry Carr Whitehead said the alleged words "do it" were the result of a chance combination of sounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Screening tonight through Wednesday at the NuWilshire, David Van Taylor's documentary, "Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs.
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October 9, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Priest Appeal: Post-trial motions are expected to be filed in Reno today by the families of two dead youths in the Judas Priest product-liability case challenging the judge's ruling that absolved the British heavy metal band of responsibility for the suicide shootings of two youths.
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October 4, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock music is back in the courtroom--on death charges. Six weeks after the British rock group Judas Priest was absolved of causing the suicide-related deaths of two Sparks, Nev., youths, fellow British rocker Ozzy Osbourne faces similar charges in Macon, Ga.
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