I know that it has little to do with this board, but a wonderful musician and wild child has passed to light another star in the northern skies... Alexi Laiho died last november from an undisclosed long term disease, at 41. He was known as the founder and lead guitarist and lead composer of the band Children of Bodom.
I saw them about 5 or 6 times live, and they were always such a generous giving and furious band, they believed in what they did, and when they toured with bigger names, I know that everyone praised Alexi as a kind, gentle soul tho he was a ferocious beast on stage.
I lost someone that I remember shocked Me when I got the first album, that some pedant kid had the audacity to have so much talent and raw brute force when I had been playing for a decade, I was like who is feeding those kids...
Rest in Peace, Alexi, may your pain be gone forever.