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Stos Bassist Janusz Soloma Dies On Stage During Performance

Poland's Stos has issued the following statement about bassist Janusz Soloma dying on stage on May 8th, 2010:

"The show of bands Animate, Stos and Crystal Viper scheduled for May 8, 2010 (Myslowice, Poland), will be remembered as one of the most sad and tragic ever. Janusz Soloma, the bass player of Stos, has died on stage in the middle of the show, after having heart attack. He was 48 years old. Janusz joined re-activated Stos in 2000, and played all the shows and recorded all the materials with the band since then. He joined on the other side the Stos guitarist Jan Kardas, who died in December 2006, after being diagnosed with cancer, earlier that year. In that case all gigs are canceled!"

Bart Gabriel (Stos' manager between 2000 and 2004, current Crystal Viper manager) of Hard Rocker Management also commented: "Sometimes words can't express the real feelings, and we still can't believe in what happened. We are sharing the sadness and tears with the friends and family of Janusz, and of course with his band mates from Stos. This is simply unreal."

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1. Hollow writes:

"You're born on stage, you die on stage."

If you go out, you go out doing something you love. Metal!

# May 10, 2010 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Metal Monster.uk writes:

Condolences to his Family and Friends .

# May 10, 2010 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow. At least he went out doing what he enjoyed. Very sad though.

# May 10, 2010 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

While it's sad he's gone, cashing in on stage is about as metal as it gets. Him and John Entwistle (died in a hotel room full of hookers and blow after a show in Vegas) are currently tied for first place in my book. If you gotta go both are great ways to do it. Cheers to Janusz!!!

# May 10, 2010 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Trendkill91 writes:

That's pretty messed up.
Feel sorry for his Family , Fans and friends.

# May 10, 2010 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. zMETALlica writes:

too young to die :(

# May 10, 2010 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

horns up a good way to die
he died with his boots on
and loving what he did
rip brother
and stenght to the band and family

# May 10, 2010 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Armageddon writes:

Rock in Peace dude, what a way to go \m/ i salute you \m/

# May 10, 2010 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Ditto OZ's take

# May 10, 2010 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deathfreak writes:

At least he died doing something he loved. He could have died some stupid way. Like going fishing in a river and being bitten by a shark. RIP dude

# May 10, 2010 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

wilco-it's like the Maiden song...if you die, then die with your boots on \m/
that still sucks pretty bad...but a pretty good way to go out...

# May 10, 2010 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. inhatredofme writes:

if i'm going to die it better be on stage in front of a huge crowd rocking my balls off.

# May 11, 2010 @ 2:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

aah metalhead you are paying atention

# May 11, 2010 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. travlow1 writes:

^^^^Hey wilco thanks for the nice words before. But the wife and myself are working things out. But bummer deal about dude dieing on stage. At least he went out doing what he loved. That's the only way to go out i feel.

NP- Nothing

# May 11, 2010 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Bravo writes:

God's hand touch him.

# May 11, 2010 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xDecapitation writes:

My condolences to the family, friends, fans, and bandmates. Not a bad way to die, although there is no good way...

RIP

# May 11, 2010 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. OlafBerzerker writes:

RIP Janusz, you join the ranks along side Mark Sandman as bassists to have had the big 1 on stage. different styles of music but metal/rock ending no doubt.

# May 11, 2010 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DeathInEye writes:

"Like going fishing in a river and being bitten by a shark." this sounds pretty metal to me.

Anyway, RIP

# May 12, 2010 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. dmasa writes:

thats the best way 2 go.

# May 12, 2010 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. EsotericSurgery writes:

Jesus Christ that's terrible...but so SO metal! \m/ RIP brother

# May 12, 2010 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jimmy J. writes:

This is sad news' but at least the guy died doing what he loved doing. R.I.P.

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Rubyred writes:

How tragic so "sorry" to hear such grey news: much condolences to the members of STOS band for their loss of their bassist Janusz Soloma.

# May 13, 2010 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MetalBro4Life writes:

Now Dio is dead, too! Metal is getting lame with all these deaths. I'm checking out!

# May 16, 2010 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RTB writes:

^IGN is the only site i can confirm that with....FU*K man, cant be.....that will ruin my weekend....hell my year....

# May 16, 2010 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. RTB writes:

1159p may 15th....still alive...lets not put our metal brother in the box yet....

# May 16, 2010 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. killernofiller writes:

RIP, Bro....but not a bad way to go. If I can't check out like that, I'd like to die f*cking...so I can come and go at the same time!

# May 18, 2010 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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