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Country music singer Johnny Paycheck popped by a Louisville, Ky., courtroom where some of his friends--10 Hells Angels, including national Angel chief Sonny Barger--are on trial for conspiring to violate federal explosives and firearms laws. Paycheck, remembered for his song, "Take This Job and Shove It," said: "I've been friends with them for 13 or 14 years," adding that he traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to drop in on the third day of the trial Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Paycheck is especially close to Barger, with whom he stays when in Northern California. Barger, a country music fan, especially admires Paycheck's work, said his lawyer, Stephen Miller.

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