Oh wow, this sucks.

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  1. Chris

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    And on a related note, Jon looks like total shit now:

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    That's soooo sad. :(
     
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    Who?
     
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    From Savatage.

    John is looking worse and worse these days. he was pretty damn big at metal fest last year too...
     
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    Criss Oliva, former guitarist for Savatage. Killed by a drunk driver. His wife was in the car with him, and she just barely lived. Now she's passed away.

    Criss was a killer guitar player, better than most.

    Jon(the picture) is his brother. Used to be the lead singer of Savatage.
     
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    Dawn was found in her home yesterday afternoon by family members.

    Oh man, it sound like she committed suicide. How sad.

    I loved Criss Oliva. He meant the world to me when I was getting into progressive music. I did a track with an old band of mine covering Hall of the Mountain King for an ill-fated Criss tribute CD a few years ago too.

    Man, what a sad story, all of this.

    As for Jon, he has a problem. He needs counselling. He's not going to live very long at that weight.
     
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    From what i remember reading, he was walking down the street and the guy swerved up on the sidewalk and hit him?
     
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    From Savatage.com:

    I remember it got just a small little paragraph in the guitar mags of the time, they didn't(and still don't) care about anyone not trendy.
     
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    I have a pro video of them from '95, live in Japan. Zak and Jon both sing on the song "Gutter Ballet"... it's absolutely incredible!!


    FWIW, I'm creating a thick, 7-string nu-metal version of the song "Damien" from Edge of Thorns for my next album. I love Savatage.
     

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