Remember when Judas Priest went to court?

If you’re over the age of 35, chances are you remember that trial from the summer of 1990.  Heavy Metal gods Judas Priest were taking to court because two stupid kids thought it would be a cool idea to try and commit suicide.  The reason?  Because the song “Better By You, Better Than Me“, supposedly had a subliminal message that told them to “do it”.  Raymond Belknap successfully killed himself but James Vance actually survived.

Dream Deceivers: The Story behind James Vance VS Judas Priest is a documentary you need to check out, regardless if you’re a Judas Priest fan or not.  It basically follows creepy James Vance and his ridiculously religious mom crying how metal music is evil and also thinks teens should not be listening to heavy metal music.  The documentary also shows footage from the court room.

Make the jump to view Rob Halford singing in court and a YouTube link to that evil song.

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