DEATH TOLL RISES

98 people are now confirmed dead as a result of the fire...

Another person has died from their injuries as a result of the fire at the GREAT WHITE concert in RHODE ISLAND.

The deadly fire at the Station nightclub has stunned the music industry, with the shock waves being felt worldwide. Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst has said he is planning “some sort of benefit” for the families of those who lost relatives.

Over the weekend, Kelly Vieiera, who was badly burned, died at the Boston Shriners Hospital (March 1), according to Reuters, raising the death toll to 98.

In addition to the dead, approximately 200 were injured in the blaze. Doctors have said the number of dead may still rise, as some are still in critical condition.

The fire erupted (February 20) after the pyrotechnics at the start of the show appeared to ignite the walls and eventually envelop the entire building, creating one of the biggest tragedies in rock history. Band guitarist Ty Longley was among those who perished.

The fall-out from the fire has had knock-on effects nationwide. Safety checks have been stepped up across the US in the wake of the fire, while back in the town of West Warwick a number of touching memorial services have paid tribute to the dead.

Great White were heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin, releasing a tribute album to them in 1999. Formed in the 1980’s, they were nominated for a Grammy for their song ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’.