Voivod Manager Leaves Personal Note To Piggy
Voivod's manager, James MacLean, posted this personal tribute to guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away on August 26th:
"The death of Denis D'Amour was a tragedy. Piggy truly lived for his music. He was easy going yet focused, never complained and never wanted to be a burden on anyone, he just wanted to write music and play his guitar. He seemed shy to most but really wasn't, he was funny and loved life. We celebrated his life at a memorial held in Montreal and it was a cool laid back affair, just like Piggy. His family, friends, musicians and industry all came together to remember how much of an impact he made on us all. Some of his original gear as well as rebuilt custom guitars were on display as well as great photo's, video's and tour footage while his favourite music from his record collection played in the background all night.
"Thank you Trish, Michel, Julie, Gilles, Andreas, Jason, Steve, Chris, Chasse, G, Monk and to all involved, to all the well wishers and fans.
"Piggy lives on, Voivod lives on!
Photos from the memorial, which was held on October 22 in Montreal, have been posted on Voivod's website at www.voivod.com.
Voivod will release four new albums that feature Piggy. The first disc will feature the songs the band was working on at the time of Piggy's death and will be finished in December with producer Glen Robinson, mixed in January and released next year. Piggy recorded all of his parts for the record on his laptop with ProTools.
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