Universal Studio confirms bands like Slayer, Nirvana and more bands damaged in 2008 fire. Universal warehouse destroyed a number of master tapes from famous artists.
Before we get into the news, in 2008, a massive fire at Universal Studios Florida. This is through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades’ worth of master recordings. Also, in this warehouse fire, there are many thousands of masters irreplaceable high-quality original recordings of songs, iconic and forgotten and they were reportedly destroyed. In addition, Universal confirms and reported which band damaged in this fire.
Here’s the official Universal Studio statement for Slayer and other bands damages:
“The plaintiffs’ lawyers have already been informed that none of the masters for four of their five clients were affected by the fire. And also the one other client was alerted years earlier. UMG and the artist, working together, were still able to locate a high-quality source for a reissue project. Recognizing the lack of merit of their original claims, plaintiffs’ attorneys are now willfully and irresponsibly conflating lost assets (everything from safeties and videos to artwork) with original album masters. In a desperate attempt to inject a substance into their meritless legal case. Over the last eight months, UMG’s archive team has diligently and transparently responded to artist inquiries. And also we will not be distracted from completing our work, even as the plaintiffs’ attorneys pursue these baseless claims.”
Also, here is the full list of 19 artists who affected by the fire:
- Bryan Adams
- …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
- David Baerwald
- Sheryl Crow
- Peter Frampton
- Jimmy Eat World
- Elton John
- Les Paul
- Michael McDonald
- Sonic Youth
- Suzanne Vega
- White Zombie
You can also read Slayer, Nirvana, and other bands’ damages here.