Rock 'n Roll Murder
When Lyrics Lead To ViolenceStreaming Video - 2006
In 1996, diehard fans of the extreme thrash metal band Slayer murdered a 15-year-old girl because she fit a description of a person in the song "Altar of Sacrifice. Having seen the perpetrators imprisoned for 25-to-life, the victim's parents then lodged a civil suit against the musicians. In this program, ABC News correspondent Judy Muller explores the limits of free speech and art with Senator Joseph Lieberman, recording industry representative Hilary Rosen, and Bret Easton Ellis, author of the controversial American Psycho-three individuals with very strong opinions on First Amendment guarantees and the market-driven entertainment industry.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: When lyrics lead to violence