As one of music's most censored genres, heavy metal has dealt with everything from "parental advisory" stickers to its stars actually being put on trial for fictitious subliminal messages and lyrical content. From Dee Snider squaring off against Al Gore in a Senate hearing to Lemmy from Mötorhead addressing the PMRC in a less formal context, here's a look at the heavy metal censorship debate during its heyday.
1. Lemmy's Message to the PMRC
2. Dee Snider testifying at a Senate Hearing
3. Rob Halford singing on the stand during the Judas Priest trial
4. Allied Artists Call-In Show Discusses Censorship
5. Blackie Lawless from WASP talks about the PMRC
6. Dee Snider versus Al Gore during the PMRC Senate Hearing
7. Epilogue: Dee Snider on the Wendy Williams Show 20+ years later