NewsSeptember 6, 2007 7:26 PM ET5,909 views

Disney forces Machine Head cancellation

Official press release: In a stunning last-minute move, Walt Disney Properties have pressured promoter Live Nation into canceling Machine Head's performance tomorrow night at the House of Blues venue in Anaheim (on their Disneyland property). Citing violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics as the reason, the diversity-impaired corporation began pressuring the promoter on Saturday to cancel all upcoming heavy metal concerts, placing Machine Head under an internal "review process" that took 5 days before bothering to convey their alarming decision to the band late yesterday - less than 48 hours before their Black Tyranny Tour was to kick off at House of Blues Anaheim on Friday night. While the enactment of this new blanket rule applies to all upcoming heavy metal shows at the House Of Blues Anaheim (with some metal bands having been banned from performing on name alone), Machine Head is the first band to actually have tickets go on sale, and remain on sale for 2 months, before intense pressure and vague threats of liability from the Corporation left the promoter with no choice but to remove the show from the venue. As a result, Live Nation's Paul McGuigan did the honorable thing and incredibly, on one days notice, managed to salvage the tour's opening night by moving the first date of The Black Tyranny tour (featuring Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Throwdown, and Sanctity) to The Glass House in Pomona, CA (located at 200 W. Second Street). All existing tickets will be redeemable for entry at The Glass House, and all Will Call pickups will now be available for pickup at the new venue. Any fans unable to make the 70-mile trip to The Glass House as a result of this ridiculous turn of events will be able to have their money refunded in full. Strangely, all other Black Tyranny dates at House Of Blues venues on Disney property will remain unaffected. On behalf of all four bands on the bill, Machine Head wish to extend their gratitude to promoter Paul McGuigan and Live Nation for finding an alternate venue for tomorrow night's show on such short notice.

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axempire 9/6/2007 4:33:21 PM

first post


eatshitandlive 9/6/2007 4:40:37 PM

no care ever


YouAreSceneAsFuck 9/6/2007 4:59:25 PM

Disney is full of gays? No way...


swampthang 9/6/2007 5:19:39 PM

Very stupid fcking news


everytimeicry 9/6/2007 5:33:53 PM

Ok so play at Chain Reaction or the grove. Problem solved


yourcityliesindust 9/6/2007 5:44:55 PM

Thats so retarded. If you dont want those shows at your club, DONT BOOK THEM IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE.


ToiletFleet 9/6/2007 5:53:29 PM

Interesting, since they book shittier and more violent bands at the Orlando HOB all the time. Maybe they just realized Machine Head sucks.


khann 9/6/2007 7:32:13 PM

Citing violent imagery (I hate my parents), undesirable fans (fat,white chicks with candy necklaces) and inflammatory lyrics (get the fck up!) as the reason, the diversity


xvegeedgex 9/6/2007 11:27:18 PM

House of Blues sucks. and the one in Dallas here just booked GWAR! blood, stuff, and piss everywhere! instant ban!


balls_rich 9/6/2007 11:31:16 PM

wow, i dont listen to this band or know who they are. but this is some bullshit. fck disney.


xnotsoedgex 9/7/2007 12:04:17 AM

house of blues are pretty lame in general...still this is pretty fcked up


get__offyourcross 9/7/2007 12:33:45 AM

i always knew disney would have a purpose some day, that day has arrived


sceneofthecrime 9/7/2007 12:45:52 AM

while i can't safely say that machine head have had the most graceful aging, they certainly deserve better than walt's minions flipping them off. fck disney.


le_cunt 9/7/2007 12:59:39 AM

it probably wasn't disney but the rich snobs that live there


deadwithfear 9/7/2007 1:01:04 AM

wow that's funny. when i was in orlando cradle of filth was playing at the house of blues in downtown disney.


xBILLfromsteinx 9/7/2007 1:57:37 AM

first person to spin kick the president/CEO of disney will earn a shiny silver dollar from myself.


carrion 9/7/2007 3:40:22 AM

Black Tranny Tour


forumdrama 9/7/2007 3:43:05 AM

Disney pwns Machine Head. Michael Eisner - 1. Metal - 0.


emoxfag 9/7/2007 12:49:17 PM

i would have banned them too. not because of any reason cited. but because they all fcking suck.


gazmundo 9/7/2007 6:38:50 PM

Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast indeed


anaturaldisaster 9/9/2007 2:41:53 PM

Good band, retarded news.


auspex 9/9/2007 5:14:48 PM

Haha, Disnidian.





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