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Former Lizzy Borden Member Corey James Dies After Car Crash

Los Angeles metal band Lizzy Borden has just announced the death of former member, Corey James. Here are the details:

"Our Brother and former guitarist Corey James (Daum) passed away Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee from an auto accident. Corey was a Lizzy Borden guitarist from 1989 to 1995; he appeared in 2 Lizzy Borden video’s ‘We got the power’ and ‘Love is a crime’ as well as on the Master of Disguise tour; we were looking for a second guitarist to play along side Alex Nelson and We had a cattle call of guitarist come down to audition. As soon as Corey walked in the room I had high hopes for him. He was a tall, bone skinny kid with long blonde hair and a giant Colgate smile. He started playing and singing away with no fear and gave it all he had, I liked him immediately and so did everyone else. After he was done I told him that we would get back to him after we finished the day, but in my mind I already knew that he was the guy. I called him later that night and asked him if he wanted to see the world and live in a tour bus for a couple of years, he was ecstatic and I could tell even over the phone that that smile would not leave his face while he slept that night…

"Corey was an innocent young kid who came to Hollywood to fulfill his dreams of becoming a world famous rock guitarist. He found himself in an apartment complex on Yucca Street in a seedy part of Hollywood. The complex was filled with musicians from every other state and it was kind of the first place you had to live if you had the guts enough to come to Hollywood to pursue your dreams, a far cry from the small town in Pennsylvania that he came from. Inside of a week he knew everyone in this giant apartment complex and introduced everyone to everyone else. Corey was a guy that could get people together; everybody wanted to be where he was. He made a seedy apartment in Hollywood the place to be for all young soon to be rock stars and the girls that wanted to be with them. I even risked parking my jag on that famous street just to come to one of his 'we’re in this thing together parties,' that’s the power of persuasion that Corey had.

"We toured quite a lot over the few years we were playing together, we saw a good part of the world and had the time of our lives night after night To say he was a big part of that would be the ultimate understatement. Corey was the clue that held us all together and the one that we would send in to be the ambassador to break the ice when we were with strangers, and he always did.

"Corey moved to Nashville after the touring ended and we all lost touch for a few years. But when we were looking for a new guitarist for our latest tour I tracked him down and tried to get him to come back on the road with us, but he had a new family and it just would have been too much to make it all workout. I said my goodbyes to him and that we would see him when the tour came through Nashville. That was the last time I spoke to him because the tour never came through Nashville, but I I’m grateful that I at least had those last phone conversations with Corey; he was the nicest guy you could ever meet and the best friend you could want. You were privileged if you had the chance to know him. He was a great talent, an extraordinary guitarist and an amazing singer and performer.

"After losing Alex Nelson in '04 to an auto accident, this is again extremely hard to take and we are all crushed by this news, as I know his family and everyone that ever met him is right now. We send out our sincere condolences to his family and we will never forget Corey James; he will always be one of us forever… Lizzy Borden.

Lizzy Borden has said that you can go to their My Photos page to view pictures of Corey James.

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1. jayballer14 writes:

this is sad :(

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 2:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Shawn Byrne writes:

Corey and I had become friends after meeting one night at a show in East Nashville. He was alone. So was I and we just struck up a conversation with each other. I immediately felt like I had known the guy my whole life. He was just a great guy with a huge heart and he was always smiling. I can't recall a time when I saw him when he didn't have that big grin on his face. He just loved life and people so much. You could tell by the way he interacted with every person he met. He was inspiring, I know his soul lives on in the great beyond and in his beautiful children here on earth. God Bless you Corey. I'll miss you. Shawn

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dying_Isis writes:

R.I.P.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. T & K writes:

Corey was our neighbor and as stated that big smile never left his face! He loved his children very much and was always outside doing things with them. Everytime he would see us he would wave or say hello and if he thought we needed help he was always there. He was an amazing person and father. My husband and I know that he will be truly missed by everyone his life ever touched, especially his beautiful children. Our little neighborhood sends their condolences to the family.
God Bless him and comfort his family... RIP our dear friend!

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

RIP.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

" As soon as Corey walked in the room I had high hopes for him. He was a tall, bone skinny kid with long blonde hair and a giant Colgate smile. He started playing and singing away with no fear and gave it all he had, I liked him immediately and so did everyone else. After he was done I told him that we would get back to him after we finished the day, but in my mind I already knew that he was the guy."

That part made me smile...by the comments of people who knew him I have no doubt he must have been a wonderful person. The last paragraph is very sad. RIP.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. HE HE HE HE HE HE writes:

RIP

But thank god they broke up

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. godlike writes:

RIP

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BOTTLESLAP writes:

My son caught his 1st fish w/ Corey's fishing pole.
Thanks bud.
R.I.P.
& may all who mourn him find peace. Remember the good times/things, folks.
God knows there were plenty of 'em.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. InfernoNecrosis writes:

I don't know much about this guy, but from what you folks are saying, it sounds like he was quite a great person. :)

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Tonia writes:

I went to HS with Corey and he was so nice back then, we lost touch after we graduated, (I moved, he moved) but we just recently got back in touch and his personality has never changed! He will be sadly missed by all!

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Todd Moore writes:

I have known Corey and his Family since we met in High School. Corey was a dear friend to me and everyone he came in contact with. He will be sadly missed! Sleep well my friend... And may you rest in peace.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. bbristowe writes:

RIP. Not many people grace this lifetime like Corey.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rubyred writes:

Much condolences to the Classic Rocker's LIZZY BORDEN band & to The James family in this tragedy lost of their beloved son musician/guitarist Corey James formerly of Lizzy Borden. How heartwrenching to loss a love one so dear to your hearts: the pix of Corey were heavy Rockin' & vividly touching. Rest in harmony & once again a conceling healing heart embrace to the Lizzy Borden band & Corey James Family. Peace & Godbless.

# Jan 27, 2009 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Skip ( Corey's Uncle) writes:

First I'd like to thank everyone for there kind thoughts and exspressing all ther heart felt memiories of Corey. I will inform his Mom & Dad & Brother Josh as well as Others. Just how many lives he has touched. My memories with Corey are a little simpler. When ever he would come home we would always get together at some point Break out the Acustic's Guitars sit around for hours playing & trying to work out 3 & 4 Part Harmonys. Corey, his Dad, Josh & myself. The music is in our blood and something we always looked foward to doing when he came HOME. The other thing we shared was the love for the outdoors. Spent many a Time with Corey out at the Lake near our house. Fishing just float'in our boat Enjoying the Sunshine. Corey loved to do this and was always bummed if we didn't get a chance to go. In my mind he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN And always in my HEART!!! I know he also missed Alex very much as a friend and a Rocker! Together I'm sure they are just TEARING IT UP !!! UP ABOVE!!! Can YOU HEAR THEM!! Thanks LIZZY for Sharing this And giving everyone a chance to seeing him in action. UnKle Skip !!!!!!!

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

To Corey's family and friends: My deepest condolences. I would also like to thank you all for your involvement and encouragement in his career as a musician. I too am a musician and know personally that this business affects everyone involved. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of the world. It is a better place for having him in it.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Mindy writes:

I just wanted to say how sad I am to hear about Corey. I knew him way back when in the Hollywood Rock days. We worked at the Trop and he and the band came in all the time. Corey was not only a wonderful guy, but was so likeable and sweet that you couldn't help but trust him. I haven't seen him in several years but always hear about whats going on his life. My deepest sympathies to his kids and family. He definitely touched the lives of everyone he knew and will be greatly missed.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. 8 writes:

Corey grew up in my town
R.I.P.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. D.E.W. writes:

went to school with corey R. I . P I JUSTED WATCHED A WONDERFUL CLIP OF HIM SINGING AND PLAYIN A GUITAR ON U TUBE THINK EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK IT OUT IT REALLY IS A TRIBUTE TO HIM

# Jan 30, 2009 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. sabsman18 writes:

A sad day for us all......
RIP man RIP

# Feb 3, 2009 @ 8:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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