Re: GREAT WHITE ; JACK RUSSELL ON THE STATION FIRE...BUT NO APOLOGY
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: February 21, 2013 02:53PM

All I know is that if I was the leader of a band that played a concert in which 100 people died, I would not only apologize, but I would end the band forever just so those loved ones would know how much it hurt me and that I cared about what happened to their children, husbands, wives, ect...

Jack did not act appropriately in my opinion.



I think you would all agree that "The Who" had LESS to do with that stampede that caused 11 deaths in Cinncinnati than Great White had to do with the Station fire.

Here is an excerpt of Pete Townshend talking about it years later in a Playboy interview. You can see see how guilty he feels over it and he freely admits that The Who did the wrong thing at the time.


TOWNSHEND: I was drinking so hard at the time I wasn't conscious of what I was saying. And I said some dumb things. I said some things that hurt the victims' families. I remember saying, "It seems that everybody wants us to shed the theatrical tear and to say 'sorry.' Whereas what we have to do is go on. "The fact is that we didn't have to go on. We could have stopped, and I think we should have stopped. We should have stopped the tour.

PLAYBOY: Why didn't you?

TOWNSHEND: I don't quite know why we didn't. I suppose we didn't, to put it bluntly, because there was too much money at stake. It would have been a big legal mess to cancel tour dates, but we should have. It's obvious that we should have stopped. The idea that "We're going to Buffalo and we're doing this for those kids" was rubbish. The kids were gone. We then should have attended to the families. We should have stayed in Cincinnati. It looked as if we had gone in like commandos, created this havoc, then fucked off to do the same things somewhere else. Our advisors, our lawyers and everybody else were just completely wrong, inhuman and stupid. Everybody was stupid--the record company, the manager, my lawyer, the fans-- they were all stupid, completely stupid. Never, ever have I come across a chunk of humanity as stupid as the people with whom I interrelated. As I sat on top of all those stupid people as Mr. King Stupid. I mean, we had to go on for rock and roll? What shit! It's like Wayne's World, "Rock and roll!" That's what we did after Cincinnati. "Rock and roll!" Eleven kids dead, but what the fuck?



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