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Last Updated: Friday, 26 March, 2004, 12:34 GMT
Apology over club fire band's CD
Great White
Great White said they were not involved in the CD release
An Italian record label has apologised after releasing an album by rock band Great White with a title that seemed to refer to a tragic fire at their show.

Comet Records said a producer picked the title Burning House of Love without realising the link to the nightclub fire that killed 100 people last year.

"We at Comet are deeply sorry," the company said. The fire was at a Rhode Island nightclub in February 2003.

The band said the CD was unauthorised and the title was in bad taste.

It came from a song Great White recorded before the fire. Comet said it would ask the band for help in choosing a new title.

Chaplain comforts woman outside the club
The fire was one of the US's worst concert tragedies
The label also said it would halt distribution of the record until a new name could be found.

Comet said it had been licensed the rights to the music by San Juan Music Group in New Jersey.

The blaze at the Station nightclub, West Warwick, started after Great White's on-stage fireworks set foam insulation near the stage alight.

The dead included Great White's guitarist, Ty Longley. Another 200 people were injured during the blaze.

In December, two brothers who owned the club were charged with manslaughter, along with the band's former tour manager.

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