Andy Gill – RIP

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Una notizia terribile e improvvisa. Andrew James Dalrymple Gill è morto all’età di 64 anni a causa di una malattia respiratoria. Nato a Manchester Gill è stato il co-fondatore nel 1976 dei Gang Of Four oltre che stimato produttore per moltissimi artisti tra cui RHCP, Michael Hutchence, Killing Joke, The Stranglers… una storia interrotta prematuramente per una delle figura cardine del post punk britannico. La band era tornata nel 2019 con l’album ‘Happy Now’.

 

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This is so hard for us to write, but our great friend and Supreme Leader has died today. Andy’s final tour in November was the only way he was ever really going to bow out; with a Stratocaster around his neck, screaming with feedback and deafening the front row. His uncompromising artistic vision and commitment to the cause meant that he was still listening to mixes for the upcoming record, whilst planning the next tour from his hospital bed. But to us, he was our friend – and we’ll remember him for his kindness and generosity, his fearsome intelligence, bad jokes, mad stories and endless cups of Darjeeling tea. He just so happened to be a bit of a genius too. One of the best to ever do it, his influence on guitar music and the creative process was inspiring for us, as well as everyone who worked alongside him and listened to his music. And his albums and production work speak for themselves. Go give ‘em a spin for him… Love you mate. John, Thomas and Tobias GANG OF FOUR

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