Πφφ, σκατά. Οι JOP όντως δε νομίζω να συνεχίσουν, ας δούμε και ανακοίνωση από Jon και βλέπουμε…
Ρε γαμώτο τελικά με πείραξε πολύ παραπάνω απ’ότι περίμενα!!! Ακούω JoP και κάτι βιντεάκια που είχα τραβήξει το '08 και ανατριχιάζω…
Κάπου στο facebook πέτυχα έναν που λέει ότι πέθανε στον ύπνο του. Δε ξέρω άμα όντως ισχύει ή έχει αναφερθεί ξανά.
Επίσημη ανακοίνωση από Jon Oliva’s Pain
"Matthew Davis LaPorte- September 11, 1970- April 20, 2011
It is with great heartache and sorrow that we relay the passing
of our dear friend, band-mate, guitarist and brother Matthew LaPorte.
Matt passed away in his home shortly after 6 pm on Wednesday.
No information regarding his cause of death is currently available.
Matt was a brilliant guitar player on all levels. He understood that instrument
better than almost anyone. His knowledge of music in general was just amazing.
His contributions to JOP and every band he ever played with was also without measure. He was truly a one-guitar army when he needed to be and his solo performances on all the JOP cd’s will forever send chills down our spines. A near 20- year history and friendship with one of the true greats has now ended and we are deeply saddened.
Matt was a fan of all kinds of music and instruments, having even embarked on a mission to conquer the hammered dulcimer…one of the hardest instruments to play. He was always trying to expand his musical horizons and influences. He marveled at the musical greats, both old and new. He was never one to rate his talents above others and often commented about the great new music and artists he had just discovered.
Criss Oliva was without a doubt his most profound influence, and anyone who saw him play Savatage songs knew that Criss was channeling his talents via Matt. Matt’s attention to detail and always striving to play everything perfect is without comparison. We would sit for hours during rehearsals with him muddling over whether a guitar chord was played exactly as recorded. Sometimes frustrating, but always appreciated in the end. He was the professionals’ professional when it came to his guitar skills, and the loss of such a talent will be forever felt.
Matt was a gentle soul, and would avoid conflict at all costs. He got along with everyone and greeted all with a smile on his face. There was a shyness and almost embarrassment felt by him from the adoration of his fans around the world…and he had many. He was humbled by the love and respect music fans gave to him, but in a quiet way, that made him work just a little bit harder. His had a hilarious, twisted and often sarcastic sense of humor that was unique to him. A very funny man indeed.
We miss you terribly Matt, and we will celebrate your music and life each and every day. That great band in the sky just got a whole lot better, and you are in the most peaceful place you could have ever hoped for. Until we meet again…"
ΠΟΣΟ ΚΡΙΜΑ ΡΕ ΠΟΣΟ??
πραγματικα δεν ξερω τι γινετε αυτη ειναι μεγαλη απωλεια…
απιστευτος κιθαριστας το 2008 με τους jop ηταν μια απο τις καλυτερες συναυλιες π εχω δει…
αυτος ο jon τι εχει περασει στη ζωη τ πραγματικα απορω πως αντεχει!!
Κριμα πραγματικα.Ο ανθρωπος αυτος εδειχνε να ειναι μοναδικος στην ικανοτητα να συνεχισει το εργο του ΘΕΟΥ cris oliva.
Τι γίνεται τις τελευταίες μέρες, γραφείο κηδειών και αποχωρήσεων έχουμε γίνει ρε γμτ; Μεγάλος κιθαρίστας, πραγματικά. Είχα την τύχη να τον δω 3 φορές από κοντά. Πολύ νέος και πολύ ταλαντούχος… R.I.P.
R.I.P. τι γινεται τελευταια, ελεος…
Ralph Santolla (Obituary)
"When [OBITUARY/ex-SIX FEET UNDER bassist] Terry Butler told me he got a message about Matt passing away, I hoped and prayed there was some mistake, but obviously I was wrong.
"Matt LaPorte was one of the kindest, gentlest, most humble and cool people anyone could ever hope to meet.
"About six weeks ago, when I was on tour with DEICIDE, Matt called me, and he said, ‘Ralphy, I just wanna tell you I love you, and don’t ever forget it.’ I’m so grateful he did that, because this would hurt even worse if he hadn’t given me that gift.
"A few months ago I did a guitar clinic for him at Seminole Music. He introduced me by saying, ‘I think this guy is the world’s greatest electric guitarist.’ After it was over, I said, ‘Dude, are you out of your MIND??’ and Matt said, ‘I can think whatever I want.’
"What a guy… He also spent many, many hours sequencing backing tracks from my solo album for me to play over, because I’m too stupid to do it myself.
"An amazing person.
"One of my dreams since I was 16 or so was always to do something with Jon Oliva. He’s one of my musical heroes, and fucking Matt LaPorte made my dream come true by having me play on a JON OLIVA’S PAIN album.
"The world has lost a beautiful person, and I hope I see him on the other side.
“God bless you, Matt!!!”
Από την χτεσινή βραδιά στην μνήμη του Matt
Κυκλοφόρησαν και άλλα βίντεο. Τσεκάρετε και τα related.
Σαν να έπεσε η φωνή του Jon ή είναι η εντύπωσή μου;;
Αυτόν τον Middleton για ένα ανεξήγητο λόγο τον αγαπώ.
Είναι απλά ένα απίστευτο τυπάκι και πολύ down to earth άτομο!!! Τρομέρα φιλικός!