Napalm Death Comment on Ex-guitarist's Death
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The following message has been posted on the official NAPALM DEATH web site:
"The band are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Jesse Pintado this past Sunday. Please expect a statement shortly. Jesse Pintado was a member of NAPALM DEATH from 1989-2004."
In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.
"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing."
NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has also issued the following statement regarding the passing of TERRORIZER/ex-NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado:
"I am sitting here still really trying to take in what has happened with Jesse. We were in Bulgaria playing at the time when it seems to have happened, and communications were a little off our radar.
"I don't really want to dissect things too much because I'm conscious of how Jesse's family must be feeling right now — simply to say that I'm sad and also disappointed that Jesse wasn't able to fully lift himself again and re-discover his hunger with TERRORIZER. RIP amigo."
Asked if the media twisted the situation in some ways since it was reported that the band stated he had personal problems and alcohol issues," Pintado replied, "Yeah, of course. The other day I was browsing the Internet, and they stated I was dead! I thought 'Oh shit, I'm dead!' I really don't pay much attention to that."
Pintado's final release was the long-awaited TERRORIZER reunion CD, entitled "Darker Days Ahead", which came out last week via Century Media Records.
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