BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.

To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.

To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.

Login Register Subscribe

Head-banging heavy metal moment with skateboard leads to lawsuit

Head-banging heavy metal moment with skateboard leads to lawsuit

They don’t call heavy metal aficionados “headbangers” for nothing, one man is learning. 

An Alabama man who attended a heavy metal festival in 2015 in Atlanta is suing the city, along with concert promoters and organizers Live Nation Entertainment and the Truth Initiative Foundation, after allegedly getting his head bashed in with a skateboard at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

The man was watching the band HellYeah perform when an unknown assailant ran up and hit him with the skateboard, according to the newspaper, which accessed the lawsuit.

“(He) became dazed and confused upon being hit in the head and went in and out of consciousness,” court documents state. The man’s “continuing and permanent injuries” have caused him physical, emotional and economic injuries, the suit says.

The suit cites more than $40,000 in medical expenses, with more to come, according to the newspaper.