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August 24, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN
It may no longer seem news when a rock band's new album enters the national pop charts at No. 1--as Metallica's latest collection did this week. Since May when Billboard magazine began relying on the high-tech SoundScan system to monitor retail sales, albums by two other rock groups--Van Halen and Skid Row--have also entered the charts at the top spot. But it is news--and good news--when an album as daring as Metallica's new "Metallica" enters so convincingly at No.
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February 24, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Metallica burst on the scene with its city-leveling sound 10 years ago, parents have alternately celebrated the wild freedom and denounced the forged-in-the-furnaces-of-Hell sounds of metal music. Now, as analysts sort through the wreckage and gore of Christopher Golly's short life, eyes are once again turning toward the metal culture that he drifted into at the end. Friends describe Christopher as a devotee of what is known as "speed metal" music, favoring one band called Pantera.
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February 24, 1994 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Metallica burst on the scene with its city-leveling sound 10 years ago, parents have alternately celebrated the wild freedom and denounced the forged-in-the-furnaces-of-Hell sounds of metal music. Now, as analysts sort through the wreckage and gore of Christopher Golly's short life, eyes are once again turning toward the metal culture that he drifted into at the end. Friends describe Christopher as a devotee of what is known as "speed metal" music, favoring one band called Pantera.
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August 24, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN
It may no longer seem news when a rock band's new album enters the national pop charts at No. 1--as Metallica's latest collection did this week. Since May when Billboard magazine began relying on the high-tech SoundScan system to monitor retail sales, albums by two other rock groups--Van Halen and Skid Row--have also entered the charts at the top spot. But it is news--and good news--when an album as daring as Metallica's new "Metallica" enters so convincingly at No.
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November 16, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
One thing came across loud and clear on Monday night at Glam Slam during the set by Body Count, the rap/metal band fronted by L.A. rapper Ice-T: It's time to pull the plug on this genre. The novelty has worn off. The main problem with the genre is that it pairs rap, in which lyrics are crucial, with metal, where lyrics are a distant second to instrumental din. At Glam Slam, Ice-T shrieked over his four bandmates' screeching speed-metal riffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1988
The articles were very scary. It was disturbing to read how something so horrible can occur in middle America. I'm an 18-year-old college student attending Cal State Northridge and a heavy metal fan. I was taught in Catholic schools and I am very knowledgeable in the field of religion. It was terrible to read that the only reason these boys killed their friend was "because it's fun." Although the murder of Steve Newberry was very sad, I must say that in no way can this be blamed on heavy metal or speed metal music.
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November 4, 1987 | STEVE HOCHMAN
New reports that a tiny, violent "skinheads" youth movement is fostering racial violence in Dallas, Cincinnati and some other U.S. cities, have highlighted a relativly obscure "white power" rock music that is recorded and played by a handful of largely unknown British and European bands.
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May 20, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
When architecture critic Aaron Betsky--author of the recent book "Violated Perfection: Architecture and the Fragmentation of the Modern"--spoke at the Laguna Art Museum last week, he had a lot of elaborately provocative things to say about architecture, and we'll get to some of them in a moment. But first, time out for an anecdote: Among his other credits, Betsky is a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home magazine, a hip, sparkling interior design monthly aimed at the yuppie market.
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February 25, 1994 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hard-nosed Vietnam veteran who tried to mold his only child with discipline and costly gifts and the alienated teen-age son who killed him and a police officer before committing suicide will be buried side-by-side in a family grave Tuesday. Steven R. Golly, 49, and Christopher Golly, 17, are to be interred in a single ceremony in a Camarillo plot purchased by Steven's mother, Eleanor J. Golly, before the shooting in Northridge. She was not at her home in Camarillo Thursday.
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February 23, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rookie Los Angeles police officer was fatally shot early Tuesday outside a Northridge home by a 17-year-old youth who had killed his father in a dispute over loud music, investigators said. The boy later apparently shot himself to death.
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January 19, 1997 | Lorraine Ali, Lorraine Ali writes about pop music for Calendar
Two years ago, Moby was poised to be techno's first big star. But today, the deejay-producer-artist finds himself explaining why electronic dance music no longer excites him. His 1995 major-label debut, "Everything Is Wrong," ignored the boundaries between club culture, classical music and the rock world by blending the three genres into a sometimes danceable, sometimes head-banging mix. Though it received critical acclaim, it was too diverse to crack the pop mainstream.
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