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20th October 2017

iron maiden

An Iron Maiden fan who says he was severely burned by a bonfire started by other fans during Maiden's concert at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore this summer is suing promoter Live Nation.

Mario Esteban Barron's lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court also names as defendants Pavilion Partners GP, Staff Pro Inc. and Contemporary Services Corp. The fan is seeking unspecified damages.

The San Bernadino Sun are reporting that the plaintiff "is aware of multiple incidents of guests being severely burned at the subject premises spanning decades" and that "a Live Nation representative could not be immediately reached for comment on the suit".

The lawsuit states:

"Barron was at the July 1st concert with his family when he and one of his relatives decided to explore the grounds and came upon a mosh pit that had been formed around a bonfire.

"Attempting to walk around the mosh pit, plaintiff was knocked into the flames by the mosh pit.

"Barron, 47, of Apple Valley, felt helpless and, consumed by the flames, he accepted that he would not survive this ordeal.

"No security or first aid was available, and he was rescued by other fans as the skin on his legs peeled off.

"Barron claims he was forced to walk to the entrance of the amphitheater, where he begged for help at a first-aid station. He was eventually taken by ambulance to a hospital, where skin grafts he received became infected, nearly causing him to have to have both legs amputated.

"Barron has not been able to return to his sheet worker job because of his injuries."

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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