L'ex-bassista dei Nile e dei Divine Heresy, Joseph "Joe" Payne, è deceduto nella giornata di ieri all'età di trentacinque anni. Non sono state rese note le cause del decesso.
Ecco le parole di Dino Cazares:
"I wasn't going to say anything until I got confirmation from his family, which I now did. At this time no cause of death has been revealed.
Joe was a great friend, a great band member and an incredible musician. Although he played bass in DIVINE HERESY, he was an incredible guitarist. I first saw him playing bass in NILE and right then and there, I said, 'I want that guy in my band.' After having that first conversation that night, I realized he was a great dude and from there on, we've shared some amazing moments in life and on tour, from Australia to South America to Canada to Mexico to Europe etc.
Joe was a very outgoing funny guy with a very friendly personality. He was loved by many and he loved all his fans and road friends. He never complained when times got tough on the road. He always helped everyone and worked his ass off when he was in DH and I admired him for being that way.
We love you and we will miss you. Rest in peace, my friend".
Come redazione porgiamo le nostre condoglianze ai parenti e agli amici del musicista.