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Former Zimmers Hole Guitarist Chris Stanley Passes Away

Zimmers Hole guitarist Jed Simon has posted the following blog on the band's MySpace page regarding the death of former guitarist Chris Stanley:

"Friends,

"I don't know where or how to start...other than to say we are all deeply saddened at the loss of one of our own, Chris Stanley.

"Chris is a Zimmers Hole alumni, he played guitar for us during the 'Legion Of Flames' era, and more zany moments occurred when he was around than I care to try and remember.

"He has had a long battle with the many complications, and the day-to-day life battles with Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia (many times), a double lung transplant and the myriad of issues that arise with that. He has battled back so many times, and it just crushes our hearts that he couldn't pull through this time.

"Here are some words from me...I know the other guys will agree with me on all this stuff. They may want to write their own thoughts in the coming days.

"With unbelievable sadness, we've lost another soldier.

"Chris Stanley, fuck...as I type this it all seems too unreal to me, but I know better. It's going to hurt even more, soon.

"Chris has been a friend to me for over 20 years. He's been a friend, a mentor, and a peer. He was one talented motherfucker, that's for sure. Add to that, funny--that guy could get a crowd onto a frenzy of laughter...a certain moment from the Dynamo festival and Chris acting a little too retarded comes to mind.
Add to that, whipcrackin' smart...he KNEW shit.

"What he has left is a legacy of music, laughter, artwork and special effects, movie props, funny pictures, not funny pictures, nuns running scared everywhere, and more stuff than I could ever get into here. But it's all in my head, and it will all never be forgotten. I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY CHRIS.

"To Scarlet, his wife, and to all of his family, my condolences...I know how much he meant to me, I can't begin to imagine how much he meant to you. All my love.

"My trusty old Gibson flying V has your flames on it...they will always be there bro...and every time I look at that guitar (as I am right now), or pick it up and hammer the fuck out of it, you are with me Chris.

"With Horns Higher than I've ever Held them, I love ya man. We all fuckin love ya man. Wherever you go from here brother, I know that you will raise the bar, and a few eyebrows...heavenly or otherwise."

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1. Los writes:

R.I.P....

# Feb 14, 2009 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. bbristowe writes:

Never heard of this band, but good on Chris for being able to fight as long as he did. RIP.

# Feb 14, 2009 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Another brother lost, well R.I.P .
*HORNS AND GLASSES UP*

# Feb 14, 2009 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

bristowe, look up the song.....(whats my name....evil)----by zimmers hole.

# Feb 14, 2009 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. heavytothebone2 writes:

Wow, a terrible and unfortunate loss. R.I.P Chris...

# Feb 15, 2009 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BoltThrower writes:

At this rate, there may not be any musicians left alive for next year.

# Feb 15, 2009 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^at least no more good ones.

We lose the guitarist from Zimmers hole, the singer to Dark Disciple, and the drummer from Decapitated, and we still have Corey fvckin taylor?

Goddamnit. RIP

Now Playing: Onslaught- A Prayer for the Dead

# Feb 15, 2009 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Netromancer writes:

I doubt you've even given them a listen. They are a parody band, but every member is a top notch metal musician. They started the band to fill a slot at a gig when another band had dropped off the bill unexpectedly. After that they cut a few albums for fun. Funny how when you get that much talent in one place, even as a joke, it takes off before anyone knows what happened. RIP.

# Feb 16, 2009 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Zimmie writes:

One big mother in a hole

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Netro: Reminds me of the Type O story. RIP indeed.

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Mutated Faith writes:

Man that sucks

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Chazz writes:

I've never heard of this guy's music, but may he R.I.P.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. J.R. writes:

I've never heard of this guy either, but he must rest in peace.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. grim writes:

even though these guys are not a "serious" band they blow most other bands out of the water in terms of quality what do you expect for guys from SYL and Townsend behind the scenes so you know they can play and its gonna have great production. sad to loose a member of that. and plus they're canadian to boot so that rules too.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. TimW writes:

R.I.P. These guys were funny and quality musicians.....look this video up on youtube...good stuff.

ZIMMERS HOLE - When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan. Century Media Records 2008.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. sabbath818 writes:

A sad day for us all. I must give him props for fighting as long as he did.
RIP

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DarkXmaster writes:

This happens to much

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