Durst says he wants to "create some sort of benefit for the families of the ones who were lost"...
LIMP BIZKIT singer FRED DURST has said he wants to put together “some sort of benefit” for the families of those who lost relatives at the RHODE ISLAND gig fire.
As previously reported, 96 people died at the incident at the Station nightclub, where metal group Great White were playing. The fire erupted (February 20) after the pyrotechnics at the start of the show seemed to ignite foam on the walls, creating one of the biggest tragedies in rock history.
Writing on the band’s official website, www.limpbizkit.com, Durst said the fire has motivated him to do something for those who are suffering.
He said: “I am horrified at what happened to the innocent people who were burned to death at the Great White concert. I feel so much sadness inside because of it. We have had our own terrible experience with a similar situation in Australia a while back. I believe that it is our responsibility to provide you with the safest most secure conditions when you come to our concerts and I pray that every club owner, tour promoter, venue security, and band will learn from this horrible incident.
“I want to create some sort of benefit for the families of the ones who were lost. It feels right to get involved because I am a musician, I love music, and I love going to concerts. That could have been any of us. I am so sad. It hurts me to think of it. I can’t bare to think that I won’t try to make a difference this time.”
More than 300 people were estimated to be inside the building. Hundreds of firefighters attended the blaze, which was described by some witnesses on American TV as the worst they had ever seen.
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’.