Thursday, December 4, 2014

R.I.P. Ian McLagan (12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014)

It's been a rough couple of days for the world of Rock & Roll... You really need me to tell you who Ian McLagan was?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

R.I.P. Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014)

"Bobby went down in a tub of Dom Perignon. Bobby Keys, so the story goes, is the only man who knows how many bottles of it it takes to fill a bath, because that’s what he was floating in. This was just before the second-to-last gig on the ’73 European tour, in Belgium. No sign of Bobby at the band assembly that day, and finally I was asked if I knew where my buddy was — there had been no reply from his hotel room. So I went to his room and said, Bob, we gotta go, we gotta go right now. He’s got a cigar, bathtub full of champagne and this French chick in with him. And he said, fuck off. So be it. Great image and everything like that, but you might regret it, Bob. The accountant informed Bobby afterward that he had earned no money at all on that tour as a result of that bathtub; in fact he owed. And it took me ten goddamn years or more to get him back in the band, because Mick was implacable, and rightly so. And Mick can be merciless in that way. I couldn’t answer for Bobby. All I could do was help him get clean, and I did."
— Keith Richards

Monday, December 1, 2014

Farewell my friend... R.I.P. Midnight Rambler

This one hit me hard... VERY HARD. I'm totally devastated for a friend I never had the chance to talk to, face to face... Internet age, god bless his digital heart.
We have exchanged much more through the years than just links of cool rock & roll music... What I love the most about this blog thing shit is that I found some very good and interesting persons to communicate, even though I didn't know how they look like... And strangely enough I knew something was wrong the last months cause the posts on Sons of the Dolls spaced out, but I wasn't sure if it was something with health and I was afraid to ask...

On September the 6th on my post about the Babysitters documentary, we had the last quick chat.
"Hi Mihaleez, thanks for the link ! Very good words like always in WHITE TRASH SOUL!" had left me in the comments section and I replied, "Thanks man, without you I wouldn't have had some of the Babysitters stuff... the credit goes to you!". The credit goes to him in fact for a lot more than the Babysitters stuff... Hope he's gonna hang out up there with Johnny and Jerry. Cheers buddy!

My condolences to Patrick's family. He will be missed...