Mar 19, 2013
Legendary grinders Napalm Death teamed up with ceramic artist Keith Harrison in a one-off performance, which was scheduled for March 22 at the renowned Victoria And Albert Museum (V&A) in London, England. Trouble is, the show has been cancelled.
A safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the performance would damage the historic fabric of the building.
My guess is, the curators at the museum not only freaked out when they heard the name Napalm Death, but also got the wind of (or from) Barney's swimming trunks he sports live and prohibited them from entering the museum premises.
Too bad, Keith Harrison has been a long time fan of the band, citing "My interest in Napalm Death started in the late '80s when as a teenager in Birmingham I would listen to John Peel's evening radio show when they would appear out of nowhere in jaw-dropping fashion, sometimes for no more than a few seconds. I wanted to invite them to collaborate with me for this live performance at the Museum for the last of a series of Disruptions I have worked on throughout my residency."