ALEXI LAIHO nous a quittes / Bodom After Midnight - Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Guitarist/Vocalist ALEXI LAIHO Dead At 41
Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family, his bandmates and brothers
Statement from Bodom After Midnight:
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member. Our journey together as a band had only just begun so there’s no words to describe the shock and the bottomless grief that all of us feel.
May your soul rest in peace, you will be eternally missed. We love you brother.
Our deepest condolences go to his family.
Communiqué de presse 04.01.2021
Le guitariste Alexi Laiho est décédé.
L'un des guitaristes les plus renommés au monde, Alexi Laiho, est décédé.
Le musicien, plus connu comme le chanteur de Children of Bodom, est décédé la semaine dernière à son domicile à Helsinki, en Finlande. Laiho avait souffert de problèmes de santé à long terme au cours de ses dernières années.
Alexi Laiho et le batteur Jaska Raatikainen ont fondé Children of Bodom en 1993, et le groupe était l'un des groupes de métal les plus acclamés internationalement en Finlande jusqu'à leur tout dernier concert d'adieu en décembre 2019.
L'année dernière Alexi Laiho a créé Bodom After Midnight, récemment signé chez Napalm Records, qui a enregistré trois chansons et tourné un clip vidéo, qui sera publié plus tard à titre posthume.
Outre Children of Bodom, Laiho était connu pour ses groupes tels que Warmen, Sinergy, Kylähullut et The Local Band.
Récompensé d'un Metal Hammer Golden Gods et de plusieurs autres prix internationaux, le guitariste a également été la vedette principale, dirigeant un groupe d'une centaine de guitaristes durant le Festival d'Helsinki en 2015 pour les "100 Guitars From Hell" - une pièce de concert massive qu'il a composée.
"Nous sommes écrasés par le décès soudain de notre cher ami et membre du groupe. Les mots ne peuvent décrire ce choc et la profonde tristesse que nous ressentons", déclarent Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen et Waltteri Väyrynen de Bodom After Midnight . Le talentueux guitariste et musicien apprécié depuis plusieurs années son rôle de beau-père dans sa famille recomposée , d'oncle et de parrain. Surtout au cours des dernières années, les liens familiaux importants ont apporté un équilibre bienvenu à sa vie et à ses tournées actives. Laiho était particulièrement proche de sa grande sœur, de ses parents et de la fille de sa sœur.
La sœur de Laiho dit: "Nous sommes tous absolument choqués et dévastés. Nous demandons l'intimité et la compréhension pendant ces moments difficiles. Les funérailles de mon petit frère auront lieu en privé."
Alexi Laiho manquera également beaucoup à sa famille en Australie.
Former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho has passed away. The Finnish guitarist/vocalist died in his home in Helsinki last week. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues in the years leading up to his death.
Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded CHILDREN OF BODOM in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019. Last year, Alexi put together BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, who recorded three songs and shot one music video, which will be released later on posthumously.
Besides CHILDREN OF BODOM, Laiho was known for acts such as WARMEN, SINERGY, KYLÄHULLUT and THE LOCAL BAND. Awarded with a Metal Hammer Golden God and several other international prizes, the guitarist was also the main star, leading a group of one hundred guitar players at the Helsinki Festival in 2015 in "100 Guitars From Hel" — a massive concert piece he composed.
"We are crushed by the sudden passing of our dear friend and band member. Words cannot describe this shock and the profound sadness that we feel", Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen and Waltteri Väyrynen from BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT stated.
The talented guitarist and musician relished his role as stepdad in his family, and as uncle and godfather. Especially during the last years, the important family ties brought a welcomed balance to his life and the active touring. Laiho was particularly close with his big sister, parents and his sister's daughter.
Laiho's sister said: "We are all absolutely shocked and devastated. We ask for privacy and understanding during these hard times. My little brother's funeral will take place privately."
Laiho will also be deeply missed by his family in Australia.
"Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken", Kelli Wright-Laiho said.
Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM bandmates Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä (bass) and Janne Wirman (keyboards) said in a statement: "More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother. The world lost a phenomenal songwriter and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Memories and Alexi's music will live forever. Our thoughts are with Alexi's family during this difficult time."
RONNIE JAMES DIO -Live Photos HEAVEN & HELL- In Memory Of The Legendary RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH/DIO Vocalist
Dio was renowned throughout the world as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history.
The singer, who was recording and touring with BLACK SABBATH offshoot HEAVEN & HELL prior to his illness, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009.
Ronnie James Dio passed away 10 years ago, on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67 and remains forever in our hearts.
My photos are my tribute to this unforgettable Wizard, Artist: Photos taken at Hellfest Festival (France- June 2009)
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Lemmy's Funeral on 9th of January 2016: Be part of it via official YouTube Channel/ Funerailles de Lemmy: 9 Jan 2016 via YouTube
SATURDAY JANUARY 9th
THE WORLD CELEBRATES LEMMY
(The service commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm / (23h30 In France): via the internet on MOTÖRHEAD's official You Tube Channel: ==> here
On Saturday January 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.
Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you may not attend … but
we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel:
So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us.
Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemmy’s life at home.
Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.
NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at
Flowers by Michael
If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Live @ WACKEN OPEN AIR (Germany) - 2006 (Above)
Live @ HELLFEST (France) - 2010 (Below)
We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.
We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.
Have a drink or few.
Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT. (Ute Kromey)
Toutes nos pensées vont aux proches, familles et amis des victimes et sont avec vous tous !
Our thoughts and our hearts are with the families and friends of the victims and with you all !
It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of the great Daevid Allen, for many years the leading light in the anarchic collective Gong. Daevid lost his long battle with cancer, and the world is a little less sunlit as a result.
Daevid Allen was the kind of mercurial, inspiring individual whose free-thinking nature positively touched the lives of all who came into his orbit. When the Australian-born Allen first arrived in England in late 1960, he ended up as a lodger in the home of Robert Wyatt’s parents; the first Beatnik to be seen in the Kent countryside. Allen brought a glimpse of a different world and way of living to Wyatt and his friends, and later, as a founder-member of British psychedelic pioneers Soft Machine, added his unique vision to British rock music at the time.
It is as a founder-member of the sprawling collective Gong that Allen will be most closely associated; born out of the Paris Spring Commune of 1968, their debut album "Camembert Electrique" was memorably released in the UK in 1974 on the nascent Virgin Records label for the price of a vinyl single. Gong were never blessed with a stable line-up; Allen left the band in the mid-seventies, but reformed Gong in the early nineties. The latest Gong album – I See You – was released late in 2014, and was greeted with universally glowing reviews, a brilliant restatement of Allen and the band’s enduring musical and lyrical values.
Although Daevid Allen’s death at the age of seventy-seven is a sad loss, his lasting legacy – an unapologetic desire to live, explore, entertain and inform through his remarkable body of work, outside of the world of the everyday – will live on.
'Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning (05.02.13) near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed'
I was given the chance to meet him and Kerry, Dave in Paris in 2009, to have a drink and a very nice time after press conference.
Jeff Hanneman was a great guitarist and a very sweet, friendly man !!!
Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family, his bandmates and brothers
Congratulations !!! Logan is a really lovely baby boy !!! :)) / Félicitations !!! Logan est vraiment un bébé adorable !!! :))
We are happy to announce that yesterday March 30th, Sharon den Adel, lead singer of Within Temptation gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! Logan Arwin Westerholt, who weighs in at 5lbs 8.7oz and just 47 cm came into the world a little over 5 weeks early but both mother and son are doing fine. Logan is the third child of Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt.
The birth of Logan is the perfect climax to an already special week, which has seen their new album “The Unforgiving” released worldwide. The album is currently at the #1 position of the rock charts in the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, France, Sweden, Austria and Finland.
After taking time to recuperate and get to know her new son, Sharon will begin preparing to get back on stage in August, when Within Temptation will start their extensive tour with a special performance at Holland’s Huntenpop Festival, after which they will be visiting the US, Canada and Europe.
Chronique « The Unforgiving » : ici :)
Interview Robert Westerholt : ici :)
WITHIN TEMPTATION session photo @ Paris - 2011: ici :)