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MUSIC NEWS: Orion Music + More "Financial Disaster"


Don't hold your breath for another edition of Metallica's Orion Music + More festival. Frontman James Hetfield said in a January 27th interview with a Houston radio station that the two-year-old event "has been a disaster financially, and it's not able to happen again because of that. So it's a bummer." The first edition of Orion was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey over two days in June of 2012, with the second edition taking place on Detroit's Belle Isle last June. Both featured around two dozen acts, along with exhibitions, films and other attractions. The Detroit show reportedly brought in around 40,000 fans for the entire weekend to see Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against and others. The financial toll that the festival took must have been even worse than the band first estimated, because Hetfield told us last year that making money wasn't the goal.

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