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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | December 6, 1990
Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest, doesn't mince words when explaining why his band went back to its heavy metal-roots with its latest effort, "Painkiller.""We wanted to make the toughest, hardest rocking, in-your-face music of our career, and I know we've done it," Halford said.Indeed, the true grandfathers of heavy metal, in their 14th attempt at metal Valhalla, have succeeded in quelling any notion that they've gone soft."About three albums ago there was a question as to which direction this band was going to take," Halford said.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2010
A month ago, rock legend Alice Cooper complained about today's young Turks of rock. "A lot of hard rock today sounds joyless," he said in an interview. "Bands forget to have fun. " Rock stars from his era, he said, knew "rock should be played from the crotch — not the brain. " This much we know about Ozzy Osbourne: When he performs at 1st Mariner Arena on Monday , he won't be playing from the brain. Now in his 60s, Osbourne still knows how to have fun. Earlier this year, he headlined the 14th annual Ozzfest, the heavy-metal festival he founded.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 7, 1990
Judas Priest When: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.Where: Capital CentreTickets: $19.50Call: 481-6000 for tickets, 792-7490 for information. Rob Halford is a believer.He believes in his band, Judas Priest, the English heavy-metal outfit he has fronted for almost 20 years (and which he'll bring to the Capital Centre Sunday). He believes in his fans, whose high-decibel, fist-pumping enthusiasm has helped Judas Priest become one of the genre's most enduring acts.Above all, he believes in heavy metal, a style of music he feels is unjustly maligned.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | December 15, 2005
Please don't make a big deal of it, OK? Danielia Cotton is a black chick from New Jersey: pretty, svelte, the camera loves her. But she isn't trying to be the next Mariah or Beyonce. Armed with her guitar, a take-no-mess attitude and a blues-rich voice, Cotton is an AC/DC-loving rocker determined to make her presence felt in a melanin-challenged arena. Besides, the singer-songwriter-musician isn't the first black woman to rock out - and do it well. Surely, you've heard of a force of nature named Tina Turner.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | February 13, 2004
The former drummer for heavy metal band Judas Priest was jailed Friday for eight years for the attempted rape of a teenager while giving him drum lessons. David Holland was convicted last month of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the 17-year-old youth, who has learning difficulties, at the drummer's rural English home in 2002. Sentencing Holland in Northampton Crown Court, Judge Charles Wide said the drummer had planned the abuse and must never again be allowed to work with children.
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By New York Times News Service | August 3, 1992
The question before a Reno, Nev., District Court judge in the case of James Vance vs. Judas Priest was whether some of the heavy-metal band's lyrics carried subliminal messages that caused two teen-agers to attempt suicide in December 1985. One of them, Ray Belknap, succeeded; his friend James Vance survived, and PBS viewers can see him tonight (10 p.m., Channel 22) terribly disfigured, trying to explain his feelings at the moment he pulled the shotgun trigger: "It was like I had no control over it."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 28, 1990
XINXS (Atlantic 82151)Mainstream rock rewards many things -- strong voices, resilient melodies, insistent rhythms -- but subtlety isn't one of them. So how is it, then, that INXS has managed such enormous success making such subtle music? Listen to "X," the band's latest, and none of the songs are particularly overt in their pop appeal. Sure, "By My Side" boasts the same sort of melancholy swing "Tear Us Apart" had, while "Suicide Blonde" builds a giddy momentum from its rhythm guitars and blues harp, but the band never beats us over the head with such devices.
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By ANDREI CODRESCU | March 25, 1991
Not many people know this and perhaps not many people should know this, but baseball was invented in Transylvania by Romanian sheep herders. It was called oina, it was played with a stick and a ball, and it was introduced to this country by Romanian immigrants to New York. There is an Oina Federation in Romania dedicated to maintaining and propagating the sport.I had forgotten this earth-shattering fact until I got a call from a man named Sorin Baleanu, a former wrestling champion from Romania who wanted to tell me about yet another sport invented by Romanians: foot tennis.
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By Anna Quindlen | September 21, 1990
IT WAS two days before Christmas when Jay Vance blew the bottom of his face off with a shotgun still slippery with his best friend's blood. He went second. Ray Belknap went first.Ray died and Jay lived, and people said that when you looked at Jay's face afterward it was hard to tell which of them got the worst of the deal. "He just had no luck," Ray's mother would later say of her AnnaQuindlenson to a writer from Rolling Stone, which was a considerable understatement.Jay and Ray are both dead now. They might be only two of an endless number of American teen-agers in concert T-shirts who drop out of school and live from album to album and beer to beer, except for two things.
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By Madeline Davidson and Madeline Davidson,McClatchy News Service | January 26, 1992
If music be the food of love, I'm all for inviting Harry Connick Jr. over for supper. OK, so maybe I'll settle for him on tape.It's true. Tunes and tortellini do nice things for each other.We asked readers what music they liked to cook by, and of the 17 people who shared their culinary musical choices, half favored classical music. Mozart hit these readers' charts. Next time I do a pot roast, I'm going to put on "The Magic Flute" at the same time and see if the little Austrian's magic works in the Dutch oven as well as the opera.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | February 13, 2004
The former drummer for heavy metal band Judas Priest was jailed Friday for eight years for the attempted rape of a teenager while giving him drum lessons. David Holland was convicted last month of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the 17-year-old youth, who has learning difficulties, at the drummer's rural English home in 2002. Sentencing Holland in Northampton Crown Court, Judge Charles Wide said the drummer had planned the abuse and must never again be allowed to work with children.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 23, 2003
WEST WARWICK, R.I. - Christopher Travis felt certain he would die. The fire had plunged the club into darkness, and the ghoulish shrieking had begun. Travis is a big man, a 6-foot-tall construction worker. But from somewhere, a blow smacked him face-down onto the floor. People were trampling on his hands now. They were falling on top of him. He started to cough. Every breath burned. He thought he knew the floor plan of The Station from the many concerts he had seen there. But he was in a sea of blackness now. A despair as thick as the smoke settled over him. Where am I?
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By Helen B. Jones and Carly Forsht | July 25, 2002
Fairs 4-H, FFA compete Want to see what some young folks are doing down on the farm? Take in the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, Saturday through Aug. 2 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster. Members of the two organizations will compete, exhibit and sell their yearlong projects. Activities, events and displays include livestock judging, a tractor pull, a grandparents contest, a cake auction, pig races, a reptile exhibit, a small-pet show and live music. The center is located at 700 Agricultural Center.
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By J. Doug Gill and J. Doug Gill,Special to The Sun | April 15, 1994
Before Rob Halford's new band, Fight, had released so much as a single, the lead singer's smoothly shaven head was plastered across the pages of nearly every American music magazine, usually under a banner headline proclaiming a rebirth of heavy metal.The ravenous U.S. pop press is like that; the anointing of a legend is a time-honored tradition. But so is the drowning of said legend in the critical backwash that normally follows.However, five months in on the umpteenth leg of Fight's current club tour, the flood of questions that surrounded Halford's departure into uncharted solo waters has turned into a tidal wave of adulation.
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By New York Times News Service | August 3, 1992
The question before a Reno, Nev., District Court judge in the case of James Vance vs. Judas Priest was whether some of the heavy-metal band's lyrics carried subliminal messages that caused two teen-agers to attempt suicide in December 1985. One of them, Ray Belknap, succeeded; his friend James Vance survived, and PBS viewers can see him tonight (10 p.m., Channel 22) terribly disfigured, trying to explain his feelings at the moment he pulled the shotgun trigger: "It was like I had no control over it."
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By Madeline Davidson and Madeline Davidson,McClatchy News Service | January 26, 1992
If music be the food of love, I'm all for inviting Harry Connick Jr. over for supper. OK, so maybe I'll settle for him on tape.It's true. Tunes and tortellini do nice things for each other.We asked readers what music they liked to cook by, and of the 17 people who shared their culinary musical choices, half favored classical music. Mozart hit these readers' charts. Next time I do a pot roast, I'm going to put on "The Magic Flute" at the same time and see if the little Austrian's magic works in the Dutch oven as well as the opera.
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By Helen B. Jones and Carly Forsht | July 25, 2002
Fairs 4-H, FFA compete Want to see what some young folks are doing down on the farm? Take in the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, Saturday through Aug. 2 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster. Members of the two organizations will compete, exhibit and sell their yearlong projects. Activities, events and displays include livestock judging, a tractor pull, a grandparents contest, a cake auction, pig races, a reptile exhibit, a small-pet show and live music. The center is located at 700 Agricultural Center.
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By J. Doug Gill and J. Doug Gill,Special to The Sun | April 15, 1994
Before Rob Halford's new band, Fight, had released so much as a single, the lead singer's smoothly shaven head was plastered across the pages of nearly every American music magazine, usually under a banner headline proclaiming a rebirth of heavy metal.The ravenous U.S. pop press is like that; the anointing of a legend is a time-honored tradition. But so is the drowning of said legend in the critical backwash that normally follows.However, five months in on the umpteenth leg of Fight's current club tour, the flood of questions that surrounded Halford's departure into uncharted solo waters has turned into a tidal wave of adulation.
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By ANDREI CODRESCU | March 25, 1991
Not many people know this and perhaps not many people should know this, but baseball was invented in Transylvania by Romanian sheep herders. It was called oina, it was played with a stick and a ball, and it was introduced to this country by Romanian immigrants to New York. There is an Oina Federation in Romania dedicated to maintaining and propagating the sport.I had forgotten this earth-shattering fact until I got a call from a man named Sorin Baleanu, a former wrestling champion from Romania who wanted to tell me about yet another sport invented by Romanians: foot tennis.
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1990
JUDAS PRIEST'S "Painkiller" tour seems to be intent on numbing its audience into a state of heavy metal nirvana or deafness, whichever comes first.Last night's concert at the Capital Centre, which also featured metal up-and-comers Megadeath and Testament, proved that Priest badly wants back into the lucrative and fast-paced world of '90s heavy metal. The trouble is, they seem more like aging players, trying to regain their lost step only to stagger miserably.Once a great rock band -- true godfathers of hard rock -- Priest is now subsisting as a mediocre speed metal outfit.
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