ENTERTAINMENT: Warning: Rock Music Ahead

Warning: Rock Music Ahead

A bold black-and-white label will begin appearing by July on many musical recordings sold in the U.S. Its message: PARENTAL ADVISORY -- EXPLICIT LYRICS. Last week the recording industry unveiled the uniform marking in an attempt to fend off bills in five state legislatures that would require labels on recordings that contain explicit lyrics dealing with sex, violence, suicide, drug use, bigotry and satanism. Under the industry's program, the decision to put the standardized label on a new release would be made by the record company and the artists rather than by government officials.

The Parents' Music Resource Center, which has...

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