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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Reduced By One

The death toll in last week's nightclub fire in Rhode Island was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear...
February 27, 2003
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GREAT WHITE Called Before Rhode Island Grand Jury

The surviving members of GREAT WHITE have been subpoenaed to appear for questioning before a Rhode Island grand jury, according to CNN. Criminal charges may be filed in connection with the band's pyrotechnic fire disaster that killed 97 people, including guitarist Ty Longley, during a performance la...
February 25, 2003
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STEREOMUD To Play Free Show In Atlanta

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, will perform a free show at Ten High (Dark Horse) in Atlanta, Georgia on March 4. The group's sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment", is due on April 1 through Loud/Columbia Records. "Eve...
February 25, 2003
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VANISHING POINT To Resume Recording New CD

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT have taken a break from the recording sessions for their third album and plan to re-enter Palm Studios in Melbourne next month with producer Endel Rivers to complete the effort for a late spring/early summer release. "In January, [drummer] Jack [Luki...
February 24, 2003
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HELLION Singer: Concert Tragedy Was Not GREAT WHITE's Fault

HELLION frontwoman Ann Boleyn has come to the defense of GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell over the concert tragedy that claimed the lives of 97 people last Thursday in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The following is Boleyn's official press release/statement regarding the matter: "Dear Friends: "This a...
February 24, 2003
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GREAT WHITE Say They Have No Plans To Resume Touring

GREAT WHITE's management are denying a widely-circulated report that the band are planning on resuming their U.S. tour in the next few days with a replacement guitarist following Thursday night's tragedy in West Warwick, Rhode Island that claimed the lives of 97 people, including GREAT WHITE guitari...
February 24, 2003
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GREAT WHITE Were Not The First Band To Use Pyrotechnics At Rhode Island Club

David Vaccaro, frontman for the defunct LOVIN' KRY of Boston, told The Associated Press the group played The Station about 20 times between 1997 and 2000 and used fireworks on all but one occasion. An April 2000 Soundcheck magazine story on their shows at The Station mentions the pyrotechnics. Anoth...
February 23, 2003
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GREAT WHITE To Continue Touring With Replacement Guitarist

According to the New York Daily News, GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell is wasting no time in scouting for a replacement for guitarist Ty Longley, who died after a pyrotechnics display got out of control in Rhode Island on Thursday. "I personally would like to express my heartfelt condolences to those...
February 23, 2003
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Club Owners: GREAT WHITE Didn't Advise Us Of Pyrotechnics

The following is a statement released by Kathleen M. Hagerty, a lawyer representing the owners of The Station concert club, the site of Thursday night's tragic fire that killed at least 96 people: "[Thursday] night's fire and loss of life at The Station is an absolute tragedy which cannot be describ...
February 22, 2003
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GREAT WHITE Death Toll At 95

The death toll has risen to at least 95 and may climb to more than 100 in a fire that swept through a Rhode Island nightclub after GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics display, Gov. Donald Carcieri said on Friday. "It would not surprise me to see a fatality number of over 100," Carcieri told reporters, adding...
February 21, 2003
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UPDATED: GREAT WHITE Pyro Ignites Fire At Rhode Island Club, At Least 86 People Reported Dead

A fire ignited by a pyrotechnic display at a GREAT WHITE concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island late Thursday resulted in dozens of deaths. Fire officials said they found at least 86 bodies inside the remains of the club near the front door. Officials said many of the victims perished after they fran...
February 21, 2003
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ARMORED SAINT To Issue Special 3-Disc Edition Of 'Symbol Of Salvation'

ARMORED SAINT will release a special three-disc edition of their classic LP, "Symbol of Salvation", complete with special digi-box packaging. The set, due in April through Metal Blade Records, will include the following: Disc 1: The original record, remastered — and Mpeg video files of the two accom...
February 20, 2003
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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting l...
February 18, 2003
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OZZFEST 2003 Lineup Announced!

At a press conference at the Osbournes' residence in Beverly Hills just minutes ago, the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 was announced by Ozzy, Jack and Sharon Osbourne. The 30-city tour will kick off June 28 in San Antonio, Texas and wrap up August 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 14-hour show will boas...
February 18, 2003
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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ....
February 18, 2003