In the summer of 1990, the heavy metal band Judas Priest stood trial in Nevada for hiding subliminal messages in its music that allegedly led to the deaths of two teenagers.

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Ivan Solotaroff wrote magazine features for three-plus decades, until the internet largely superannuated the job description. A Senior Writer at several publications, he feels his best writing was for the Village Voice, though unfortunately at a rate one couldn't live on. He's the author of two books as well, No Success Like Failure, a collection of articles, and The Last Face You'll Ever See, on contemporary American executioners.