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RIP PIGGY

RIP PIGGY
August 26, 2005, 10:12:57 PM
 Quebec City newspaper Le Soleil is reporting that VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour is suffering from advanced colon cancer — so advanced that the disease has spread to his liver — and is currently resting in the palliative care ward at a Montreal hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=40919

Re: Piggy is toast
August 27, 2005, 03:13:14 AM
August 24, 2005

Our good friend and guitar hero Denis D'Amour aka Piggy is very ill. We are
helping Denis in every way that we can to feel comfortable while he fights
to get healthy. Denis is a very private person and does not want to make a
big deal about his illness, so we will not be able to answer questions about
his condition or give any other details at this time. We appreciate your
understanding.

Please feel welcome to send any notes, good words and positive vibes to
Piggy at one or both of the following contacts and we will make sure he gets
to read them.

Email Address:

Subject: "Get Well Piggy"
[email protected]

Mailing Address:

Attn: Denis "Piggy" D'Amour
Chophouse Records
454 Las Gallinas Avenue
# 353
San Rafael, CA 94903-3618
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This is terrible. We love you and need you, Denis! Lâche pas!

Re: Piggy is toast
August 27, 2005, 06:47:49 PM
This guy won't be forgotten. Anyone who creates an album as innovative and powerful as "Dimension Hatross" will be remembered.

Hope the guy gets better.

Re: Piggy is toast
August 27, 2005, 08:32:41 PM
He's not getting better; he died late last night.

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VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour passed away Friday night (August 26) at approximately 11:45 p.m. due to complications from advanced colon cancer — so advanced that the disease had spread to his liver. D'Amour slipped into a coma Thursday night and died less than 24 hours later in the palliative care unit of a Montreal hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was 45 years old.

Quebec City newspaper Le Soleil reported yesterday that D'Amour — who was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier in the summer — first entered the hospital for a routine operation, but several complications led his doctors to suspect more problems. Then the grim verdict was revealed: the cancer, already too advanced, was inoperable.

Only two months ago, D'Amour was in the studio working on the 14th album from the Canadian thrash-metal pioneers VOIVOD. More than two dozen tracks are believed to have been demoed for the CD, for which the group recently inked a deal with The End Records. However, the band were forced to put studio work on hold while bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA) was treated for tendonitis.

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Newsted spoke about the material slated to appear on the group's next CD. "It's the most complete demos I've ever been involved in," he said. "[VOIVOD singer] Snake has already chosen his effects — exact timing of milliseconds for delay. We've had a long time to develop the demos, so there's about 23 or 25 songs that are absolutely listenable right now."

Newsted was a huge fan of VOIVOD before he was invited to join and he remains a great admirer to this day. "They created something a long, long time ago that may have been emulated many, many times since — but nobody can do it like the original," he offered.

Prior to his hospitalization, D'Amour laid down guitar tracks for a reunion CD from the legendary AUT'CHOSE, a '70s band from Montreal. That album is expected to surface next summer.


Taken from this thread at UM; the link there wasn't provided, but I've seen it at blabbermouth:

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=206846

Re: Piggy is toast
August 28, 2005, 06:21:37 AM
RIP PIGGY

Re: Piggy is toast
August 28, 2005, 03:59:34 PM
One of the most imaginative stylists in metal guitar... Only the good die young.

Re: RIP PIGGY
August 31, 2005, 05:25:35 PM
That is very fucking sad news. A true originator of one of the finest Metal bands of all time. I really am at a loss for words..... Gutted.

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 03, 2005, 07:14:43 AM
People die.

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 03, 2005, 10:52:29 PM
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People die.


Cattle die.


Re: RIP PIGGY
September 04, 2005, 07:17:43 AM
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Cattle die.



Whilst I agree with your statement prima facie, I can't help but think that you're also attempting to counter my statement in some fashion.

Or are you just grindcoreing my death metal?

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 04, 2005, 03:35:25 PM
Cattle die, and kinsmen die,
And so one dies one's self;
One thing now that never dies,
The fame of a dead man's deeds.

http://oaks.nvg.org/an6ra5.html

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 06, 2005, 06:17:14 AM
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Cattle die, and kinsmen die,
And so one dies one's self;
One thing now that never dies,
The fame of a dead man's deeds.

http://oaks.nvg.org/an6ra5.html


ahhh!! of course!

I love that passage. Great name for a book.

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 06, 2005, 07:30:34 AM
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Gutted.


http://anus.com/metal/gutted.html

Chopped Up at the Altar? Flood of Blood perhaps? Chock Full of guts? or Cold in the Coffin?

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 07, 2005, 06:30:59 PM
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http://anus.com/metal/gutted.html

Chopped Up at the Altar? Flood of Blood perhaps? Chock Full of guts? or Cold in the Coffin?


Oh dear....

Re: RIP PIGGY
September 09, 2005, 12:40:46 AM
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Oh dear....


I assume Cold in the Coffin was the last straw. Are metal guitar heroes exempt from carnality? Are Gutted's stupid song titles merely titillation? Is this all a game?