Rock n Roll News 6/4

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GHOST CONCERT STOPPED HALFWAY THROUGH AS FAN COLLAPSES, DIES

Ghost stopped its concert in Milwaukee at the halfway point last Thursday night (May 31st) when a fan in the audience reportedly collapsed and died. The band had completed its first set, which usually consists of around 13 numbers, but did not come back to the stage at the Riverside Theater to perform the show’s 14-song second half.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, security was alerted when a man in the pit fell to the ground just as intermission began. CPR was administered, but approximately a half hour later, it was announced that the show was canceled. Staff at the Riverside described the incident as a “terrible tragedy.”

  • Ghost later issued a statement saying, “Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans. We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.”
  • The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office later identified the deceased as 52-year-old Jeffrey Fortune. He died of probable cardiac arrest and had a history of heart problems.

Story Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Did Ghost do the right thing by stopping the show?

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DAVE GROHL REVEALS ‘GREATEST MISCONCEPTION’ ABOUT NIRVANA

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was asked in his recent extensive interview with the British edition of GQ to say what he thought was the “greatest misconception” people have about Nirvana, the band in which Grohl played drums for four years and achieved his first major commercial success.

Grohl responded that people seem to believe that being in the band was a negative experience for him and a “bummer,” explaining, “It wasn’t always a bummer. There were times when it was so outrageously hilarious and fun. Kurt (Cobain) had an amazing sense of humor, and (bassist) Krist Novoselic, if you’ve ever spent time with him, is one of the funniest people you’ve ever met.”

Story Source: Ultimate Classic Rock


 

Guns N’ Roses have added a cover of Velvet Revolver‘s “Slither” to their live set, debuting the song on Sunday (June 3rd) during the opening show of their 2018 European tour in Berlin. “Slither” appeared on Contraband, the 2004 debut LP from Velvet Revolver. That band featured Guns members SlashDuff McKagan and Matt Sorum alongside Dave Kushner and the late Scott Weiland. “Slither” had appeared on Guns N’ Roses set list in 2016, but was never performed. (Ultimate Classic Rock)

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