February 22, 2003

Great White Concert Tragedy In RI

In a week that already saw tragedy inside a Chicago nightclub, pyrotechnics and fireworks started a deadly fire inside a West Warwick, RI nightclub, called The Station has claimed up to 96 lives and numerous burn victims. 80’s metal band Great White, best known for their hit cover of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten Twice Shy” , were playing that evening and used fireworks and other pyrotechnics during the show that are believed to have started the inferno. The fire spread so quickly, people simply didn’t have enough time to exit. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White is listed among the missing.
Source CNN.com.

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Simon and Garfunkel Reunion??

Crazier things have happened, like Hanson playing with Ratdog, but there are rumors floating around that Simon & Garfunkel might reconvene with a future concert tour. The two will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards which has sparked talk of a possible reunion. London’s Evening Standard reported that negotiations were underway between the duo and its representatives for an extended world trek. The duo split as a performing combo in 1970 and regrouped for their famous Concert at Central Park in 1981. Tour or no tour one thing is certain…. ticket prices will be outrageously expensive.
Source Billboard.com.

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