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The mother of a Metallica fan who went missing and was later found dead after a show in Charlottesville, Virginia is suing the company that provided security at the John Paul Jones Arena. Gil Harrington filed the $3.5 million dollar suit last week, just days before the second anniversary of Morgan Harrington‘s disappearance on October 17th, 2009 — when the statute of limitations would have run out. Harrington tells WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, “This gives us the option of moving forward to find some answers. We filed a lawsuit to preserve our options.”

Harrington accidentally left the Metallica concert at the arena, but security did not let her back in. She was last spotted about an hour later on a nearby bridge. During the search, Metallica offered a reward for any information that led to Harrington’s whereabouts. A farmer in a nearby county found her remains in January 2010.

The Smashing Pumpkins‘ catalog-reissue program will start on November 29th with their 1991 debut, Gish, and 1993’s Siamese Dream. They’ll be available in a single CD; a deluxe two-CD, one-DVD package; a vinyl LP; and digital configurations.

  • The deluxe edition of Gish has 15 unreleased tracks — including two brand-new mixes by producer Butch Vig –and the DVD Live at the Metro, Chicago, IL 8/25/90.
  • The deluxe edition of Siamese Dream includes 17 previously unreleased tracks and the DVD Live at the Metro, Chicago, 8/14/93.

And I swear this story is NOT from 1999….Courtney Love has pulled Hole out of Australia’s 2012 Soundwave Festival after discovering she would be below Limp Bizkit on the bill. Love voiced her displeasure to promoter AJ Maddah, tweeting, “What bloody flight of crazed fancy made you think we’d open for Limp Bizkit, dude? No offense, that’s nuts.” Maddah was not happy about Hole’s pull out and tweeted, “Like we were going to ask her permission every time we book a band. No point taking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up and act like a rotten [person] to other artists and fans.”

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