Category: leaving normal

Leaving Normal: Chelsea 6

Leaving Normal: Chelsea

Another death in the family. Chelsea, long-time guitarist from Japanese legends PaintBox, who actually came into global punk rock prominence back in the 80s via another legendary band Death Side (or DeathSide or Dethside;...

Leaving Normal: Mirko “Reiti” 24.07.1976 – 15.08.2007 1

Leaving Normal: Mirko “Reiti” 24.07.1976 – 15.08.2007

We have just got the shocking news from Shaiful a few minutes ago. The 4-Sivits’ bassist Mirko passed away on Thursday. Circumstances of his death is yet unknown. The German hardcore punk band visited...

Leaving Normal: Tony Wilson 1950-2007 4

Leaving Normal: Tony Wilson 1950-2007

Back in August 1976, he put The Sex Pistols live on British TV and it was the first time punk appeared on the telly, then came the crazy and influential avalanche of great post-punk...

Leaving Normal: Kawakami Disclose 12

Leaving Normal: Kawakami Disclose

Some of you may heard that yesterday June 5 2007, news of Disclose frontman Kawakami’s death has spread across the internet. Kawakami, singer and guitarist of Japan’s dischargy-d-beat mongers DISCLOSE was found dead on...

Leaving Normal: Darren “Wiz” Brown 2

Leaving Normal: Darren “Wiz” Brown

This one goes to those who were there in the late 80s, the days of yore way before Nirvana broke into the mainstream and brought the type of music we love into glossy MTV-Disneyland....

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Leaving Normal: Luis “Weslu” Guiang

from Emman & Mervin in Manila: Drummer Luis “Weslu” Guiang passed on late morning of January 18 at the MCU Hospital in Monumento. His remains lay in state at the Floresco Funeral Home #216...

Leaving Normal: James Brown 1

Leaving Normal: James Brown

“He could seethe with anger or ripple with love, sometimes in the same breath, and when words alone weren’t enough, he lapsed into grunts and shouts – while flying across the stage in spangled...

Leaving Normal: 360º Head Rotation’s guitarist Jack Nathan 4

Leaving Normal: 360º Head Rotation’s guitarist Jack Nathan

Jack Nathan, beloved and much respected guitarist of 360DHR passed away last night in an accident. Details are currently sketchy but 360DHR’s Rafil mentioned in his sms that it was a hit and run....

Leaving Normal: Jesse Pintado – Terrorizer/Napalm Death 5

Leaving Normal: Jesse Pintado – Terrorizer/Napalm Death

from Blabbermouth via kid: “Ex-NAPALM DEATH Guitarist JESSE PINTADO Dies – Aug. 28, 2006 Guitarist Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) died over the weekend in a hospital in Holland, Century Media Records has confirmed.”...

Leaving Normal: Arthur Lee 4

Leaving Normal: Arthur Lee

“Arthur Lee, who forged a legacy as one of rock’s great visionaries and forbidding eccentrics while reigning briefly with his band Love as princes of the mid-1960s Sunset Strip, died Thursday of leukemia in...

Leaving Normal: Boy Punisher / Naked Butterfly 11

Leaving Normal: Boy Punisher / Naked Butterfly

Boy, one of the early pioneers of the local underground music scene, guitarist for Punisher and later on, Naked Butterfly, died today, Sunday July 30th. I got a flurry of calls and sms-es at...

Leaving Normal: Shahril a.k.a Dugong (Boneless Mahoney) 7

Leaving Normal: Shahril a.k.a Dugong (Boneless Mahoney)

From several postings on MySpace on July 18th 2006: “Al-Fatihah Untuk Shahril a.k.a Dugong. Kepada semua yang mengenali Shahril a.k.a Dugong the ex-bassist for Ipoh based garage pop group, Boneless Mahoney. Beliau telah kembali...