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December 18, 1990 | By Sam Wood, Special to The Inquirer
The buzz outside the Spectrum after Sunday night's concert wasn't caused by earsplitting decibels alone. The gab on the stadium steps, the talk on the subway, testified to one thing: Heavy metal has a new crown prince. His name is Dave Mustaine. His band is Megadeth. Though headliner Judas Priest looked impressive with a quarter-million- dollar light show and an elaborate stage set, Megadeth wowed the Spectrum's rabid headbangers with superior firepower. Sunday night's show was an exhibition that pitted Priest's old-fashioned heavy-metal thunder against 'Deth's new heavy-metal lightning.
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August 12, 1991 | By Sam Wood, Special to The Inquirer
Billed as Operation Rock and Roll, Saturday night's hard-rock extravaganza at the Spectrum was meant to echo the hit-and-run victory of Operation Desert Storm. And perhaps that's why the show - over six hours long - bombed. Five bands (Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Dangerous Toys and Metal Church) were featured. But even though tickets were priced at $19.50 - less expensive than the $22 and $25 souvenir T-shirts - the Spectrum was not even a third filled. A rally for Saddam's Republican Guard in downtown Kuwait City would have drawn a larger crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1986 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
"Trans-Sonic: A Festival of New Music" this weekend offers two nights of the experimental sounds that have come to be called "new music. " New music's pioneering use of synthesizers and other electronic hardware has yielded an intricate, abstract music whose sound ranges from the lush and densely layered to the spare and minimalistic. "Trans-Sonic" features both local and national figures prominent within the genre. Tonight, the Mikel Rouse Broken Consort makes its Philadelphia debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1990 | By Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer
Most of you head-bangers know exactly how to look and act at a Judas Priest concert. But interlopers need some help. You know who you are - skeptical parents, teens crossing over from the Monkees on Nickelodeon, first-time buyers of large motorcycles. Here are a few ways you can prepare between today and Sunday, when the heavy-metal daddies do those horrifying things at the Spectrum. If you don't already have long hair, it's a little late to grow some. Consider covering up with a black-leather-and-metal-stud headband.
NEWS
April 5, 2004 | By Bethany Klein FOR THE INQUIRER
Touring in support of their debut album, Permission to Land (Atlantic), hard-rock revivalists the Darkness landed at the TLA on Friday, enchanting the sold-out venue with a 75-minute set. The English group's stylistic provenance was clear from the moment the sheer curtain dropped. Guitarist Dan Hawkins sported a Thin Lizzy T-shirt and bass player Frankie Poullain, mustached and leather-clad, appeared to be the result of a Judas Priest closet raid. Charismatic frontman Justin Hawkins (brother of Dan)
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | BY DREW McQUADE, Daily News Sports Writer mcquadd@@phillynews.com
WAKE UP, heavy metalheads. Big news. No, the members of Judas Priest haven't actually become priests and joined a church choir. The University of Pennsylvania is dedicating a brand, spanking new, state of the art throwing venue in time for the Penn Relays next week. The digs will be named the Irving "Moon" Mondschein Throwing Complex in honor of the former Penn track coach, who will be there to hold a reunion with a bunch of alums. Or "all of his humps," as Penn throwing coach Tony Tenisci referred to the athletes Moon coached during 22 years of his life.
NEWS
January 4, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Seeing the parody band Steel Panther - at a pre-New Year's Eve sell-out at the Theater of Living Arts on Tuesday - was an impressive, stupid, and perfect way to end 2014. At first glance, the show was just a pastiche of Hollywood glam-metal, circa 1981. The kiddish profanity of its albums (e.g., 2003's Hole Patrol ), the rude, oversexed lyrics, the exaggerated, rock-on antics, teased hair, and costumes mirroring the tacky metal lifestyle of the 1980s - all something of a joke. Or would be, except for the authenticity of the band's recorded output, and its powerful gigs with the (after all)
NEWS
May 2, 1999 | By Gayle Forman
Before the bodies of the 14 teenagers and one teacher had even been removed from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., the search for possible causes of the mayhem had begun. Both Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris apparently listened to the notorious "satan musician Marilyn Manson and the industrial band KMFDM. They also wore black trench coats, black clothes and occasionally hung out with people who experimented with the odd stick of eyeliner. So being Goth was added to the list of reasons why these two teenage boys became teenage terrorists.
NEWS
July 18, 1990
Life had not been easy for Raymond Belknap and James Vance. It hadn't been any easier for those who encountered them. According to court records, both had been abused as children, both had problems with drug and alcohol abuse, were violent, had brushes with the law, carried guns, and dreamed of being mercenaries. On Dec. 23, 1985, the two were hanging out, smoking dope, drinking beer and listening to heavy metal music. In a fit of violence, they trashed the room, jumped out the window, and ran to the playground of a nearby church.
NEWS
August 28, 2004 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
What the sold-out crowd at the Tweeter Center needed more than anything around 9:30 Thursday night was a voice of reason. Thank the metal gods for Judas Priest front man Rob Halford. Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward had just delivered the buzz-kill news to the 25,000 members of Ozzfest Nation, some of whom had been at the annual metal-thon all day - enduring such atrocities as Lacuna Coil's bad Evanescence impersonation and the comically ghoulish goth-thrash of Dimmu Borgir: Ozzy Osbourne had bronchitis and would not be fronting Sabbath this evening.
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January 4, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Seeing the parody band Steel Panther - at a pre-New Year's Eve sell-out at the Theater of Living Arts on Tuesday - was an impressive, stupid, and perfect way to end 2014. At first glance, the show was just a pastiche of Hollywood glam-metal, circa 1981. The kiddish profanity of its albums (e.g., 2003's Hole Patrol ), the rude, oversexed lyrics, the exaggerated, rock-on antics, teased hair, and costumes mirroring the tacky metal lifestyle of the 1980s - all something of a joke. Or would be, except for the authenticity of the band's recorded output, and its powerful gigs with the (after all)
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | BY DREW McQUADE, Daily News Sports Writer mcquadd@@phillynews.com
WAKE UP, heavy metalheads. Big news. No, the members of Judas Priest haven't actually become priests and joined a church choir. The University of Pennsylvania is dedicating a brand, spanking new, state of the art throwing venue in time for the Penn Relays next week. The digs will be named the Irving "Moon" Mondschein Throwing Complex in honor of the former Penn track coach, who will be there to hold a reunion with a bunch of alums. Or "all of his humps," as Penn throwing coach Tony Tenisci referred to the athletes Moon coached during 22 years of his life.
SPORTS
May 15, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
With the possible exception of some Broad Street neighbors who wanted to open windows in the condos that border the NovaCare Complex practice fields, everyone was pretty happy with the Chip Kelly Sound Experience on Monday. This was the first Kelly practice attended by the media - the NFL made him - and it can be reliably reported that if listening to Iron Maiden, Ratt and Judas Priest at very high volume makes a winning football team, then the Eagles are already on their way. The practice was loud and fast for the most part.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2012 | By Dan Gross
LUCY , BELOVED golden retriever of 93.3 WMMR DJ Pierre Robert - a pooch met and petted by rock stars that included Judas Priest , Bon Jovi and Chrissy Hynde of the Pretenders - died Friday of multiple organ failure. She was 13 1/2. The dog had become a station mascot of sorts in recent years, Robert said last night. He began taking her to work when she began having orthopedic issues a few years ago. She had chiropractic, acupuncture and water-therapy treatments over the years and last week fell very ill, Robert said.
NEWS
August 28, 2004 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
What the sold-out crowd at the Tweeter Center needed more than anything around 9:30 Thursday night was a voice of reason. Thank the metal gods for Judas Priest front man Rob Halford. Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward had just delivered the buzz-kill news to the 25,000 members of Ozzfest Nation, some of whom had been at the annual metal-thon all day - enduring such atrocities as Lacuna Coil's bad Evanescence impersonation and the comically ghoulish goth-thrash of Dimmu Borgir: Ozzy Osbourne had bronchitis and would not be fronting Sabbath this evening.
NEWS
April 5, 2004 | By Bethany Klein FOR THE INQUIRER
Touring in support of their debut album, Permission to Land (Atlantic), hard-rock revivalists the Darkness landed at the TLA on Friday, enchanting the sold-out venue with a 75-minute set. The English group's stylistic provenance was clear from the moment the sheer curtain dropped. Guitarist Dan Hawkins sported a Thin Lizzy T-shirt and bass player Frankie Poullain, mustached and leather-clad, appeared to be the result of a Judas Priest closet raid. Charismatic frontman Justin Hawkins (brother of Dan)
NEWS
May 2, 1999 | By Gayle Forman
Before the bodies of the 14 teenagers and one teacher had even been removed from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., the search for possible causes of the mayhem had begun. Both Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris apparently listened to the notorious "satan musician Marilyn Manson and the industrial band KMFDM. They also wore black trench coats, black clothes and occasionally hung out with people who experimented with the odd stick of eyeliner. So being Goth was added to the list of reasons why these two teenage boys became teenage terrorists.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | By Sam Wood, Special to The Inquirer
Billed as Operation Rock and Roll, Saturday night's hard-rock extravaganza at the Spectrum was meant to echo the hit-and-run victory of Operation Desert Storm. And perhaps that's why the show - over six hours long - bombed. Five bands (Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Dangerous Toys and Metal Church) were featured. But even though tickets were priced at $19.50 - less expensive than the $22 and $25 souvenir T-shirts - the Spectrum was not even a third filled. A rally for Saddam's Republican Guard in downtown Kuwait City would have drawn a larger crowd.
NEWS
December 18, 1990 | By Sam Wood, Special to The Inquirer
The buzz outside the Spectrum after Sunday night's concert wasn't caused by earsplitting decibels alone. The gab on the stadium steps, the talk on the subway, testified to one thing: Heavy metal has a new crown prince. His name is Dave Mustaine. His band is Megadeth. Though headliner Judas Priest looked impressive with a quarter-million- dollar light show and an elaborate stage set, Megadeth wowed the Spectrum's rabid headbangers with superior firepower. Sunday night's show was an exhibition that pitted Priest's old-fashioned heavy-metal thunder against 'Deth's new heavy-metal lightning.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1990 | By Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer
Most of you head-bangers know exactly how to look and act at a Judas Priest concert. But interlopers need some help. You know who you are - skeptical parents, teens crossing over from the Monkees on Nickelodeon, first-time buyers of large motorcycles. Here are a few ways you can prepare between today and Sunday, when the heavy-metal daddies do those horrifying things at the Spectrum. If you don't already have long hair, it's a little late to grow some. Consider covering up with a black-leather-and-metal-stud headband.
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