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Category Archives: Close Calls

Hundredth, Being As An Ocean escape after bus fire

Posted by on June 27, 2017

The Warped Tour has only been on the road for about a week, and it’s already claimed one casualty: the tour bus that Hundredth and Being as an Ocean were traveling in. The two bands were on the road to today’s date in Nashville, and woke up to the back of their bus on fire. […]

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System of a Down show interrupted due to fans injuries

Posted by on September 15, 2015

If you’re putting tens of thousands of people in an arena or festival grounds, it’s normal to  some injuries sustained by fans at rock festivals, like that time two lightning strikes injured 33 people at Rock am Ring or that time Firefest ended early due to some measly gun shooting and stabbings but now, looks like […]

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Jake E. Lee almost burnt to a crisp in limo fire

Posted by on September 10, 2015

There are lots of hazards of being a touring band. Usually, they tend to be basic ones: battling hangovers, dealing with shady promoters, getting your van broken into when you play St. Louis, and so on. One wouldn’t expect one of those hazards to be escaping a burning limousine, but that’s where Red Dragon Cartel […]

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Three injured in ceiling collapse during Theory of a Deadman show in Minneapolis

Posted by on August 13, 2015

Last night’s Theory of a Deadman show at First Avenue in Minneapolis was almost marred  by tragedy after a ceiling collapsed while the band was playing. Three people were injured during the show when at around 10pm, a 30 by 30 foot section of the ceiling crashed down over the balcony. Two of the three […]

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Bruce Dickinson cheats death (again) as he makes emergency landing

Posted by on August 10, 2015

It’s been a rough year for Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson. As if last December’s cancer scare that pushed back the release of Maiden’s The Book of Souls to next month and their touring to next year wasn’t enough, the singer cheated death last week while indulging in one of his favorite pasttimes, piloting planes. The Buckinghamshire Bucks Herald reports […]

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