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Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

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Skinypupy wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

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whoah. gutted. i've seen him play with so many bands. guy was an amazing drummer (and a fellow Seattle resident)

EDIT: i emailed Kevin at KEXP about this and he's playing tracks now from bands Bill's drummed for. first Blackouts, now Ministry...

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Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

RIP
King Crimson is metal? Avant garde more than anything. I don't recognize the name but it he played with King Crimson, I probably heard his stuff. King Crimson was mostly a Robert Fripp affair along with whomever he was digging at the time.

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Jeff V wrote:
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Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

RIP
King Crimson is metal?
More metal-adjacent, I suppose. Primarily as a huge influence on prog metal.

They've never been my thing, but most metalheads seem to like them.
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Skinypupy wrote:
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

RIP
King Crimson is metal?
More metal-adjacent, I suppose. Primarily as a huge influence on prog metal.

They've never been my thing, but most metalheads seem to like them.
I could see something like 20th Century Schizoid Man being a metal influence. In the following decades they morphed into something completely different, especially when they adopted young Adrian Belew.

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Skinypupy wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Just heard Bill Rieflin passed today. :(

While not a household name, he played in most of the big industrial bands in the 90's and 00's. Played on albums from Ministry, Pigface, 1000 Homo DJ's, NIN, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks. Even got into some metal (King Crimson) and rock (Swans, REM). He was only 59.

RIP
I understand what you are getting at, but none of those are industrial. :ninja: They are guitar pseudo-pop industrial. :tjg:

loose definitions, and all

But RIP none the less.
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If KMFDM and Pigface aren't considered industrial, then you have a far narrower definition that most do, I imagine. :)
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Damn, that sucks. I'm not panicked over Corona, but it is scary how it can take someone who seemingly is getting better. It's not as if he waited until the last minute to get medical care. RIP, brother.
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If KMFDM and Pigface aren't considered industrial, then you have a far narrower definition that most do, I imagine. :)
Yeah, that was my take. Look up any list of most influential industrial bands and Ministry is going to appear. Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Einstürzende Neubauten...they're all considered founding members of Industrial to some extent, and even between those bands there's enough variation to say Industrial isn't that narrow.

Now, if you want to say "Work for Love" era Ministry isn't Industrial, then sure. But then they got beat up on the playground or something and turned into the Ministry that we know today.
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Plenty of jokes come to mind about this, but respect for the man and his talent dictate otherwise:
Stuart Gordon, has died at 72
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Oh man, I was just rewatching Re-Animator last night on the Joe Bobs Briggs 2018 marathon on Shudder. And I found a Blu ray of From Beyond a year or so ago (that movie is bonkers). Stuart Gordon was one of the greats. He will be sorely missed. :(

I love that one of his trademarks in his early films was including his wife Carolyn Purdy-Gordon...so he could kill her off. :lol:
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I just read where Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order SVU died of the Corona virus.
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Uhh..not quite.

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Mark Blum
Mark Blum, a veteran character actor who starred in the films “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” as well as the recent TV series “You,” has died due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 69.

The New York theater company Playwrights Horizons first announced the news, and SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Rebecca Damon confirmed that Blum passed away due to COVID-19. Representatives for Blum additionally confirmed the news to TheWrap.

Blum was also a fixture of the New York theater community, having won an Obie Award for his performance in the Playwrights Horizons production of a play from Albert Innaurato, “Gus and Al.” He’s also appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” and more.

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Oops. :oops:
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You didn't specify which Curly. I was thinking Three Stooges, all of which died long ago...

Still, there was a time when I was young when I did like the Globetrotters and he was, of course, a favorite as well as Meadowlark Lemon. RIP entertaining basketball person.

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You didn't specify which Curly. I was thinking Three Stooges, all of which died long ago...

Still, there was a time when I was young when I did like the Globetrotters and he was, of course, a favorite as well as Meadowlark Lemon. RIP entertaining basketball person.
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I also thought Stooges first then remembered he died long ago. Also loved meadowlark but Curly was my always favorite. Ive wanted to see them since I was a kid but never got to go. We either didn't feel like it or didn't have the money. it was no big deal as the ones I grew up watching and wanted to see had retired. RIP man.
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Z-Corn wrote:
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:56 pm
You didn't specify which Curly. I was thinking Three Stooges, all of which died long ago...

Still, there was a time when I was young when I did like the Globetrotters and he was, of course, a favorite as well as Meadowlark Lemon. RIP entertaining basketball person.
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Z-Corn wrote:
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Yeah, I know, you don't click links even though you post links.
I clicked on that one to see who you were talking about.

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I've taken my sons to see the Globetrotters a couple of times. Those are the only times I've seen the Globetrotters live, but I will always remember Curly. My kids will not remember anyone they saw. Curly was definitely special.

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Now days Im not sure where to post. I figured not many know this one ...some may not care....but Im an animal person so Im posting it.

'Game of Thrones' direwolf dog named Odin passes away
Odin, a Northern Inuit Dog who starred in the first episode of Game of Thrones as the direwolf Summer, passed away due to complications from cancer, his family announced on Instagram Thursday.

Odin passed away in his sleep shortly after being diagnosed with mouth cancer. He was 10 years old.
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This is the perfect -lace to post that, and it’s nice to recognize the departed good boys and girls.
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The museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits has a whole wall of dire wolf skulls. It doesn't appear imposing until you get to the exhibit comparing one with a modern wolf skull.

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The museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits has a whole wall of dire wolf skulls. It doesn't appear imposing until you get to the exhibit comparing one with a modern wolf skull.
I remember that very wall. And yeah, that last skull had an impact.
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His was one of the first two CDs I owned. :(

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Was a semi big name in the 90s.
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So young once. Strange to see the pic of him from 1975 then now.
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Joe Diffie - first country artist to report being positive tested for COVID-19. Died 2 days later.

(For all you raving country music fans! Well, I knew his music anyhow)

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Yeah, he was already reported a few posts up. Thanks, though!
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Yeah, he was already reported a few posts up. Thanks, though!
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Since this thread seems determined to cling to life, can I please request a retitle? "R.I.P. The thread of death" sounds like something out of an 80s shock mag.

I'd suggest "Final Respects." Nothing more. No [Brackets], no "...", just "Final Respects."
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RIP Bill Withers. Such a good talent and so much lasting music.

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Blackhawk wrote:
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Since this thread seems determined to cling to life, can I please request a retitle? "R.I.P. The thread of death" sounds like something out of an 80s shock mag.

I'd suggest "Final Respects." Nothing more. No [Brackets], no "...", just "Final Respects."
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Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:36 am
Since this thread seems determined to cling to life, can I please request a retitle? "R.I.P. The thread of death" sounds like something out of an 80s shock mag.

I'd suggest "Final Respects." Nothing more. No [Brackets], no "...", just "Final Respects."
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