Sylvain Sylvain (image, left at the 2008 concert at the Apolo hall in Barcelona) died on January 13 from cancer at the age of 69. The guitarist was part of the glam group New York Dolls from 1971 until its second dissolution in 2012. The musician battled cancer since 2018 but has finally lost the battle.
The images of the more than 11,000 people who have attended the L.A.B, The Black Seeds, Mako Road, Bainley Wiley and Anna Coddington concert at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands pavilion in New Plymouth on Saturday, January 9, are unbelievable. The photos on the Facebook profile of the L.A.B group seem from another era, when the public crowded into the front rows to appear at the final photo of the concert. But no, those are photographs from last Saturday. In fact, the news about the concert give more importance to an increase in the number of toilets than to a possible massive contagion of Covid-19. Other large venues such as the Spark Arena in Auckland, with a capacity for 12,000 attendees, have also opened their doors to concerts.
Francisco Javier Hernández Larrea, better known as Boni, died at the age of 58 last Friday, January 8, in Pamplona (Spain) as a result of laryngeal cancer. In June 2018, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his larynx, as a result of which he lost his voice.
Jon Schaffer, founder of the heavy metal band Iced Earth, author of the hit 'Watching Over Me', participated in the assault on the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 6 to support President Donald Trump. The guitarist has appeared in photographs of people who entered the government building and now the FBI has listed him as a "person of interest" and is seeking more information about him. This action was carried out to stop the nomination of candidate Joe Biden as president of the United States and has cost the lives of 5 people.