Monday 25 March 2013, 11:37 | By

Live Nation sued over Kiss cannon

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A Kiss fan has sued Live Nation after being allegedly injured by debris discharged by a cannon during a show by the flamboyant rockers in St Louis, Missouri last year.

William Mueller Jr was already receiving treatment for brain cancer at the time of the show and, in his lawsuit, says that he was injured after the on-stage cannon “exploded and with great force launched a metal ratchet tie-down strap” that hit the claimant, who was standing by his allotted seat at the time.

Noting that Mueller was already in a “weakened and vulnerable condition” because of his illness, the lawsuit says: “[The] defendants owed to [the] plaintiff the duty to exercise the highest degree of care for his safety. [The] defendants’ actions, conduct, or omissions were negligent, negligent per se, or both and were not those of a reasonably prudent person”.

The litigation targets the show’s promoter Live Nation, and doesn’t list Kiss themselves as defendants.

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