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More Metal Removed From Disney Property

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Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.

A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.

At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.

Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."

Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.

Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.

The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. zarathustra writes:

Sounds like genre discrimination to me....

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. warlockzero writes:

Thats it. Snow White is getting raped.

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. dmasa writes:

warlockzero that was genius

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CKY--()AILD writes:

disney can go suck a d***

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

This is dumb I'm going to kill Beauty, make road kill out of Beast and shoot that Mermaid slut

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Popctrl writes:

I'm more surprised the metal community isn't completely desensitized to this blatant discrimination. Well, Walt Disney was an elitist, racist a$$hole anyway. They're just keeping to their bullsh**.

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. minbari73 writes:

didn't Walt suck horse c0ck ? oh no wait that was Bing Crosby.

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Pimp writes:

And you retards wonder why metal was banned.

# Sep 16, 2007 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. minbari73 writes:

The word "retards" is insulting to real mentally handicapped people, try to be more PC and "Disney" next time please.

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 2:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jackrum writes:

Walt Disney was a Nazi, so if skrewdriver turned up they'd probably be welcomed with open arms.
They'd probably allow the Prussian Blue girls to sing Tomorrow Belongs To Me onstage to a room full of kids too.
But not Machine Head.

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 5:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dudebase writes:

This is the wrong venue for this kind of music, and it should have never been thought of in the first place. Disneyland is like telling your kids there is a Santa Clause. It's a better world out there when you think it's possible. Hard, Satan rock has a place, but it's no where near a Disney resort, and everyone knows that. Now, Man up, and accept the fact that degenerate rock has no place in regular society. Go to some other park, like Six Flags. They cater to degenerates, and your music is sure to be welcome.

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 7:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Q writes:

I'm suprised metal bands were allowed to/ able to book in Disney properties. I personally dont really see the disney - cannibal corpse connection. You usually don't get good metal on major record labels so why would you get it on their venues

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. coldiem writes:

"In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts." What a weak statement. Refusing to allow certain choice acts to play there is exactly the opposite of that.

"And you retards wonder why metal was banned."
I love how you are trying to empower yourself with this statement. By using the word "retard" as an insult, do you really think that makes you look any better? You need to learn that not everybody is serious 100% of the time, and that sometimes people use this weird thing called "humor" in their posts.

Stereotypes are always fun, but one thing I really do not appreciate is being called a degenerate because I choose to listen to a certain kind of music. Your ignorance is clearly evident in your post, however. "Hard, Satan rock has a place". Obviously you do not understand the difference between metal and Satanism. Normally I allow ignorance to slide as it is not one's fault for not knowing. However, when you choose to insult an entire group of people based on your ignorance you are asking for it. Your backward politics may work in your church, but out in the real world it's an entirely different story.

I bet you're one of those people who sincerely believe that metal music caused a couple kids to go into a school and shoot up their classmates (at Colombine). Have you ever thought that maybe it is that "degenerates" are drawn to metal music as opposed to the other way around? No, I suppose not. Your perfect little world doesn't allow for too much critical thinking.

"Degenerate rock has no place in regular society." And as far as I'm concerned, neither do you. It's pompous, self-righteous and narrow-minded people like you that are infecting the world with your ignorance and trying to make life hard for the people who don't see things the same way as you. This "regular society" as you call it is full of millions of people with millions of different views, opinions and beliefs, and the only thing standing in the way of them co-existing are bigots like you.

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Well Umm, *ahem*, I think coldiem kind of covered it all so my work is done here. And yeah, Suffocation is heavier than most of the other bands they already kicked off bookings so I am more than certain they are just trying to be d***s about it and wait till the band is close to the show to cancel the booking. But they will be sure to let Mr "George Bush hates niggas" in there for all the teenagers I am sure. When my kids ask why we are not going to DIsney World I am gonna have to tell them "Well, it is because Walt Disney is a prejudice pig and has run out of things to ruin, so he is moving to do his tiny share to ruin a genre of music and, we don't like people who built their fortune on the suffering of poor people now do we kids?"

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. eagleintheabyss writes:

f*** disney in the ass

# Sep 17, 2007 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. mattdrader writes:

okay they've mentioned a few of my favourite bands so disney can go f*** themselves.

# Sep 19, 2007 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Darcy writes:

Hmm, I love metal, and I think we should accept it.
It is disney stuff, little kids...old men being perves, let them do their thing.
We can go some place bigger and better to play our "Hard Satan Rock" HAHA, you twit.
Coldiem was spot on aswell about everything, high 5 dude.

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 4:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. coldiem writes:

Yeah, I'm not saying that I think there necessarily should be metal on Disney property. But at the same time it's not like they were promoting the shows as "Disney Presents:". In the end I don't really care either way, I don't live anywhere near either venue. I do feel bad for the people who ended up not being able to attend a show because of the venue changes though. What pisses me off about the whole thing is how dirty Disney was about it. If they decided to no longer allow metal bands to play on their properties, why didn't they just stop booking new shows? To wait until just a couple days before the show to cancel it on two separate occasions is a rotten thing to do. They could have at least canceled the second show at the same time they canceled the first one.

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. well writes:

more $ for the other venues.
And yes, we will find a bigger place to play our "hard satan rock"
you damn twat.

# Sep 23, 2007 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Sure, Disney owns Earth, but it's a family company. Why is everyone so p***ed? Of course they're not gonna want heavy metal bands on there. Why is everyone so surprised? Kids are more in touch with Disney than the parents, anyways. It's f***ing Mickey Mouse. Stop being so angry.

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. SlugEmperor writes:

good points coldiem, i always hated how people immediately blamed marilyn manson with the columbine shootings, when the kids only listened to him, if anything the music helped them by giving them confidence and releasing some emotions. I mean i dont really like marilyn manson.. he's kind of a creep, but come on.... blame him for a shooting! Let alone one of the worst shootings in a school... ever (by students not in war time).

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RememberMetal? writes:

Bah.

It's Disney property so they're within their rights but this kind of discrimination can only hurt them.

I refuse henceforth to buy anything even remotely attatched to Disney. Hit their pockets, they're a failing company anyway. Noone gets all lathered up about Disney movies like they did back in the 80's and 90's hope it stays that way.

Sign this, be heard sorta: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/disneymetaldiscrimination/signatures.html

Now Playing: Moonspell - "Sons of Earth"

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. RememberMetal? writes:

Ok so I'm wrong, their doing alright financially....Damn you Johnny Depp!

Forgot aboot those Pirate movies...They're animated films have been in a state of crisis though.

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. SlugEmperor writes:

yeah, what can you expect, this really doesnt offend me, i mean no one really goes to disney to listen to metal anywayz

but i hope they dont do something real stupid, because i have stock in disney.. lol

now playing: Khanate - no joy

# Sep 24, 2007 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. russ writes:

johnny depp is a p***y and so are you post 23

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Red_Chord writes:

What ? russ, what the heck is wrong with you. Why do you go and insult Remembermetal ? He didn't say anything shocking at all. Weird !!!!

# Oct 8, 2007 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. russ writes:

red chord go suck hes d*** if you like him so much ok

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