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Sanctuary Talks Included Warner, EMI

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Reuters is reporting that Sanctuary Group's discussions with potential investors included meetings with larger rivals EMI and Warner Music, a person familiar with the situation said on Sunday.

The talks have been preliminary, no firm offer has been submitted and a deal is not imminent, the source added.

Sanctuary, the music company which handles artists such as GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT and SLAYER, said on Friday it was in ongoing talks with several third parties that could lead to a partial or outright sale of the company.

In addition to EMI and Warner, several private equity firms also have held talks with the company.

Shares of Sanctuary, the world's biggest independent record label and a major player in artist management, touring and merchandising, are up more than 20 percent since May 31.

Sanctuary, EMI and Warner all declined to comment.

The company's shares closed at 43-1/2 pence on Friday, giving Sanctuary a market capitalization of 161 million pounds ($293 million).

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. angrystoner writes:

slipknot has talent but as i have said before they are over rated.

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KurtCobain writes:

Over rated? Whatever, I bet if you went to one of thier shows and seen them you wouldn't be saying that

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pigdestroyer writes:

over rated? thats an understatement

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. unknown_user writes:

slipknot is not overrated, anyone who appreciates music has to give knot mad props, because for a band that plays the random metal they do to come out of iowa is quite impressive

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hvymetal writes:

Yeah dude, Iowa was pretty deep and black! that was some awesome stuff!

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brokenwings13 writes:

I appreciate music.

I don't give "props" to Slipknot.

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Sliphead writes:

When I heard that they were from Iowa I said NO WAY! But They are and it still amazes me

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brokenwings13 writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Especially, that IOWA stands for "Idiots Out Wandering Around."

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Hvymetal writes:

hey, brokenwings, go shove a dildoh up ur ass.

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Remain Dead In Hell writes:

It's hard enough to keep a band of at least four people together, but to keep a nine piece band together for ten years is an amazing thing. So at least give them some credit for that. " Consummate the End for the Beginning is Frailed. "

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. angrystoner writes:

i have been to a knot show and they were good not great, but good imean they have nine members and three of them spend the entire time doing sh** on stage.

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DEADMETAL writes:

no sh** !!!!!! its more like a circus than a metal show ... its really pretty lame ... you would think they would have some sort of complex or original sound with nine members .... BUT NO !!!!!! .... they suck

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DEADMETAL writes:

and to the dude that told broken to stick a dildo up her a$$ ... she probably does all the time anyways ... its nothin new .... hehehehe

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DEADMETAL writes:

btw, no hard feeling broken ... just a joke ..

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

Hahaha. No hard feelings. ACtually thought that was funny though.

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 12:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. johnisgod writes:

Thats still f***ed up. Oh, but as long as your at it Broken push it up till hurts for me. I'm no idiot out wandering around. Let your dildo go out wondering around in your metal ass.

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 1:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. broken.wings13 writes:

OOOHHHH BABY! shove it deep, oh yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh.......

make me c** harder.....faster.....deeeeeeeeeeepper......hurt me baby......faster now.....fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkkkkkk me!

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 2:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DEADMETAL writes:

i think i just fell in love with broken ...

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 3:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DEADMETAL writes:

TOO BAD IT WASNT HER ...

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 3:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

Hahahaha, good imposter. I'm actually not registered here, what gives that they'd add to my name like that? Hmmm, guess I'm convincing.

Just too bad, huh Deadmetal?

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DemonChild_Mari writes:

Actually their show is quite good...no actually awesome, I've seen them on the Subliminal Verse Tour they surprised alot of people. Greatest performance I ever witnessed, I dont believe they're overrated. They know how to handle it up on stage, how to have fun, and how to give the maggots what we want. I give alot of credits and everything else I can offer.

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DEADMETAL writes:

i was actually hoping for a good new album and maybe a live show that included some good songs like the old stuff, not EVERY song from vol. 3 plus just a few from the others ...

what happened to that ?! . . .. .

# Jun 8, 2005 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, see what you mean, you only like certain songs.

# Jun 8, 2005 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. angrystoner writes:

i thought DEADMETAL, you hated slipknot now your waiting for there album i am confused.

# Jun 9, 2005 @ 2:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Slipnuts writes:

Slipknot WAS one of the most overrated bands ever a few years back. Now only their "Fans" Care. Don't get me wrong their not terrible by any means, but those who trie to say their the best band ever? No debate needed. Thye arent even in the running. Yes i've seen them 6 times before anyone goes off and says i havent heard them enough. I wasn't impressed at any point of any show. 10 years from now i would put some down that they will be ragarded a "gimmick band"

# Jun 9, 2005 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DEADMETAL writes:

i dont hate slipknot ... i HATE the new slipknot album and i hate all the little slipknot fanboys that think they are the most talented band ever ...

i was really hoping for vol. 3 to be a hardcore album similar to iowa but i think it sucks a$$ ... overall i think they are decent, nothing special ...

# Jun 9, 2005 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. angrystoner writes:

i agree with that

# Jun 9, 2005 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Tom Araya writes:

Slipknot sucks, those little fa**ots hiding behind masks, f***ing clowns

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. metal101 writes:

SHUT THE FUKK UP if you don't like them then get off a metal website dum fuk

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