Mike Scaccia – R.I.P.

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“I just lost my lil’ brother and my best friend – the 13th Planet compound is devastated, completely in shock and shattered. Mikey was not only the best guitar player in the history of music, but he was a close, close, close part of our family – and I just lost a huge chunk of my heart today. Our lives are forever changed. Life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp – kind of bland. I have no words to express what this guy meant to me, my family, my career. . . . everything! … Rest in peace my brother, my friend, my heart. Please pray for Mike Scaccia and Jenny, his wife and their children, and his family”. Il ricordo toccante è di Al Jourgensen che attraverso il profilo Facebook omaggia Mike Scaccia, chitarrista newyorchese dei Rigor Mortis e dei Ministry, prematuramente scomparso a 47 anni dopo esser caduto privo di sensi sul palco del Rail Club a Fort Worth in Texas, dove venivano festeggiati i 50 anni di Bruce Corbitt cantante proprio dei Rigor Mortis. Scaccia aveva formato i Rigor Mortis nel 1983 e sei anni dopo era passato ai Ministry partecipando al fortunatissimo ‘Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed and the Way To Suck Eggs’ del 1992. Nel 2003 aveva riformato la sua prima band e collaborato nuovamente con Jourgensen nel recentissimo ‘Relapse’ dei Ministry. Scaccia compare anche nei dischi di Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan & 666 Shooters. “Initial reports suggest the cause of death may have been a seizure induced by strobe lights on stage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. It was said that Mike asked for them to be turned off, but it didn’t happen in time”.