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Kirk Windstein To Miss Kingdom Of Sorrow Tour Due To Health Reasons, Type O Negative Guitarist To Fill In

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Kingdom Of Sorrow has announced that founding member Kirk Windstein, who is also a founding member of Crowbar and Down, will not be taking part in the band's upcoming tour dates due to health issues. In his place will be Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Kickey.

Kirk Windstein states: "Hey all, Kirk here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a much needed break and will not be joining my bros in KOS for Ozzfest. I have entered the AA program and am turning over a new leaf. 25 years of gigging and touring has taken its toll and my drinking is now preventing me from being the healthiest, best player that I can be. It’s been a fun ride, but I’m ready to tackle this sober and look forward to being at the top of my game with all of my projects! I am happy to say that Kenny Hickey will once again be filling my spot for these 8 shows. Thanks Kenny, I love you bro!!! Thanks to everyone for their support. All my best, Kirk Windstein."

Jamey Jasta adds: "The road is no place for Kirk right now. He has begun to address his problems so he can lead a happy and healthy life and continue to rock with Down, CROWBAR and Kingdom Of Sorrow. I only want the best for him and I feel like sitting this tour out is a step in the right path."

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

That's cool they're throwin some more work at Kenny.

# Aug 13, 2010 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Jomama's avatar

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2. Jomama writes:

I love Kirk! Good luck with getting sober and healthy again. That's a long time to be abusing your body.

# Aug 13, 2010 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Glad I had a beer with him last time Down come to Los Angeles!

# Aug 13, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

Kirk trully doesnt need AA for this! He needs his friends and his will power!

# Aug 13, 2010 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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