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Soundgarden Refuses To Drop Vault Fire Lawsuit Against UMG

In 2008 a fire broke out on the Universal Studios lot which resulted in the destruction of hundreds of master recordings from several artists including Aerosmith, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, The Who, Hole and Soundgarden. In June 2019, Soundgarden joined Hole in a lawsuit against UMG for damages...
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Universal Admits To Losing 22 Master Recordings In 2008 Fire

In June 2019, it was reported by The New York Times that over 60 rock and metal master recordings (including those by Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, and The Who) were lost in 2008 fire at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. As they prepare the legal backlash from artists and representatives...
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45,000 Barrels of Jim Beam Whiskey Lost In Fire

Raise an empty glass in memory of the 45,000 barrels of Jim Beam whiskey that were lost in a fire in Kentucky. According to CBS News , two barrel warehouses caught on fire late at night on July 2nd. Reports suggest that the fire was caused by a lightning strike. The whiskey distiller is believed to...
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Recordings by Aerosmith, Nirvana, Elton John, Guns N' Roses and More Destroyed in Fire

In 2008, a fire erupted at one of the buildings at Universal Studios Hollywood. At the time, the company said that the only things destroyed in the blaze were the "King Kong" ride and a video vault that only contained copies of old films. But according to The New York Times , the fire destroyed...
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16 Years Ago: 100 People Died In The Station Nightclub Fire

On February 20th, 2003, the Station Night Club of Warwick, RI went up in a blaze due to the pyrotechnics from the performing band Great White . As a result, 230 people were injured and 100 people perished in the blaze including Great White guitarist Ty Longley and club emcee Michael "Dr. Metal"...
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This KFC-Scented Firelog Is What Christmas Is Supposed To Smell Like

Setting up the Christmas decorations can be a pain sometimes. You have to rig up the lights, drag your tree (real or fake) into the living room, dust off all of your antique ornaments, and so on. But Colonel Sanders has heard our cries and is now coming out with a firelog that smells just like all...
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Marlborough Gas Leak Prompts Multiple Evacuations

Many homes in Marlborough, MA were evacuated by emergency officials following a gas main break. At approximately 10:50AM the gas leak was reported along Leoleis drive and Gunnar drive. Although there have not been any fires or explosions, fire officials have had residents evacuate their homes as a...
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Kurt Cobain Exhibit Destroyed In Museum Fire

The Aberdeen Armory Building was many things: a historical museum, geneology archive, CAP office, senior center, homeless shelter, and an exhibit dedicated to Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Unfortunately, a mysterious fire burned up the entire building, taking the Cobain exhibit along with it. "People...
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25 Years Ago: Guns N' Roses & Metallica Began Their Disastrous Tour

When Nirvana chose not to tour with Metallica and Guns N' Roses , they would have made one of the smartest decisions in the band's career. Because on July 17th, 1992, Faith No More took Nirvana's opening spot, only to realize that that was a big mistake. Because the tour was cursed with Murphy's...
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