I don't know where or how to start...other than to say we are all deeply saddened at the loss of one of our own, Chris Stanley.
Chris is a Zimmers Hole alumni, he played guitar for us during the Legion Of Flames era, and more zany moments occurred when he was around than I care to try and remember.
He has had a long battle with the many complications, and the day-to-day life battles with Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia(many times), a double lung transplant and the myriad of issues that arise with that. He has battled back so many times, and it just crushes our hearts that he couldn't pull through this time.
Here are some words from me...I know the other guys will agree with me on all this stuff. They may want to write their own thoughts in the coming days.
With unbelievable sadness, we've lost another soldier.
Chris Stanley, fuck...as I type this it all seems too unreal to me, but I know better. It's going to hurt even more, soon.
Chris has been a friend to me for over 20 years. He's been a friend, a mentor, and a peer. He was one talented motherfucker, that's for sure.
Add to that, funny--that guy could get a crowd onto a frenzy of laughter...a certain moment from the Dynamo festival and Chris acting a little too retarded comes to mind.
What he has left is a legacy of music, laughter, artwork and special effects, movie props, funny pictures, not funny pictures, nuns running scared everywhere, and more stuff than I could ever get into here. But it's all in my head, and it will all never be forgotten. I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY CHRIS.
To Scarlet, his wife, and to all of his family, my condolences...I know how much he meant to me, I can't begin to imagine how much he meant to you. All my love.
My trusty old Gibson flying V has your flames on it...they will always be there bro...and every time I look at that guitar(as I am right now), or pick it up and hammer the fuck out of it, you are with me Chris.
With Horns Higher than I've ever Held them, I love ya man.
SAD NEWS...and bad news
ZIMMERS HOLE HAS DROPPED OFF OF THE UPCOMING EUROPEAN TOUR WITH SOILWORK.
AS OF TODAY ZIMMERS HOLE IS NO LONGER A PART OF THE UPCOMING EUROPEAN TOUR WITH SOILWORK.
DRUMMER GENE HOGLAN HAS SUFFERED A DEATH IN HIS FAMILY.
ALSO, BASSIST BYRON STROUD IS NURSING A BROKEN HAND.
WHILE BYRONS INJURY WAS UNTIMELY, HE FELT HE COULD BE READY IN TIME FOR THE TOUR.
APOLOGIES GO OUT TO ALL OF OUR EUROPEAN FANS AND AGENTS. WE'LL MISS YOU.
ZIMMERS HOLE – Launch exclusive Old Man’s Child Coversong @ MySpace; on European tour with Soilwork in Nov./Dec. 2008
With their wicked sense of humor and an undying love for metal ZIMMERS HOLE have secured a slot on the 20th anniversary compilation of Century Media Records entitled “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes”, which is available throughout Europe now! It contains 32 mostly exclusive recordings where CM artists cover songs from other acts within the label’s repertoire and the result is a fascinating journey through the label’s impressive musical spectrum.
Until the end of the year, Century Media will share some of these tracks with you in weekly turns at www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope and you can now check out the ZIMMERS HOLE version of “Doommaker”, a song by Norwegian black metal outfit OLD MAN’S CHILD which was originally released on the “The Pagan Prosperity” album in ’97.
Furthermore Lord Satan’s favourite brethren, ZIMMERS HOLE are going to hit Europe and UK as direct support of Swedish metallers Soilwork. This extensive tour kicks off in early November and is the band’s first European run for their current album “When You Were Shouting At The Devil…We Were In League With Satan”!
Here are the dates:
Travel With The Devil! @ www.rock-voyager.com