Report: New York Heavy Metal Fans Are Heartbroken Over Closing Of L'Amour

Steve Kurutz of the New York Times is reporting that it's been only two weeks since the closing of L'Amour, a live-music club in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, but the heavy metal world is already reeling. A Swedish band called HYPOCRISY had to alter its tour plans, a Bay Ridge group is unhappily contemplating gigs in Poughkeepsie. Several metalheads, rarely known to be effusive, have described themselves as "heartbroken."

Such was the importance of L'Amour. For two decades, the club was a launching pad for metal bands on their way up (METALLICA), a rehab for those on their way down (KISS in the '80s) and a New York tour stop for everyone in the murky area in between (MOTÖRHEAD, SAVATAGE). In the '90s, it was home to the city's hard-core scene. [Read more] (free registration required)


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