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In Memoriam: Dave "Shirt" Nicholls. Photo courtesy Tom Harrold.
In Memoriam: Dave "Shirt" Nicholls. Photo courtesy Tom Harrold.

In Memoriam: Dave "Shirt" Nicholls, 1965 - 2017

George Petersen
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Known for his long history of working with metal bands Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour, master FOH engineer Dave "Shirt" Nicholls passed away on May 24, 2017. Although the actual cause of his death was not known at press time, he went into the hospital for what should have been routine hernia surgery, when the doctors discovered he had cancer and other medical issues.

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At the Coachella Festival, Kendrick Lamar performed with an SKM 9000 / MD 9235 transmitter coupled with an EM 6000 receiver. (c) Getty Images, Emma McIntyre
At the Coachella Festival, Kendrick Lamar performed with an SKM 9000 / MD 9235 transmitter coupled with an EM 6000 receiver. (c) Getty Images, Emma McIntyre

Kendrick Lamar's Coachella Performance Heard via Sennheiser Digital Systems

Naomi Crews
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INDIO, CA - Headlining rapper Kendrick Lamar delivered a memorable performance to close out the dual-weekend 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 16. Lamar and his team turned to a combination of Sennheiser's Digital 9000 and new Digital 6000 wireless systems to transmit every syllable of his energetic set with clarity and unwavering reliability.

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Petru Palmer, owner of Festival Sound, with the recently-acquired DiGiCo SD9.
Petru Palmer, owner of Festival Sound, with the recently-acquired DiGiCo SD9.

Festival Sound Adds DiGiCo SD11 and SD9 Consoles to Inventory

Naomi Crews
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PRETORIA, South Africa - Festival Sound has expanded its investment in DiGiCo with the addition of SD11 and SD9 consoles to its inventory. The company, which bought its first SD9 with two fully populated D-Rack and Little Red Boxes in 2012, added a SD11 and another SD9  at the end of 2016. Together with the latest investment, Festival Sound is now one of the largest DiGiCo customers in the South African rental market,

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New VLFC Very Low Frequency Control Element Adds Unprecedented Visceral Impact (c) Jay Blakesberg
New VLFC Very Low Frequency Control Element Adds Unprecedented Visceral Impact (c) Jay Blakesberg

For Metallica's Stadium Tour, VER Supplies Meyer Sound Gear

Naomi Crews
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COLUMBUS, OH-  Metallica's "WorldWired" tour, in support of their Nov. 2016 album release, Hardwired - To Self-Destruct, is traveling North America this summer with an assist from sound provider VER. FOH engineer "Big Mick" Hughes is using  a Meyer Sound LEO system, and there's a new gear list item on this tour leg - Meyer Sound's new VLFC very low frequency control element.

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