“What a seminal group they’re”
John spoke throughout the preview to his weekly radio present on Beats One, which airs tomorrow at 5pm GMT.
- The NME Obituary: Keith Flint, 1969-2019: the twisted face of rave, the beating coronary heart of The Prodigy
“I’m opening the present [with Firestarter] to pay tribute to Keith Flint, who handed away final weekend,” John stated. “What a disgrace. What a seminal document, what a seminal group they’re or have been.”
“I don’t know in the event that they’ll proceed, however after I first heard that and noticed the video I simply thought, ‘wow, what is that this…’ Such a tragedy. My condolences to Keith’s household and the band. They’re one of the authentic teams to return out of England, ever.”
Earlier this week it was confirmed that Flint had died because of hanging. Elton joins the likes of John Lydon, Faithless, James Blunt, Stereophonics, and a whole bunch of followers to pay tribute to the long-lasting vocalist.
Flint was discovered useless at his Essex residence final Monday (March four). The surviving bandmates paid remembered Flint as “a real pioneer, innovator and legend”, earlier than Liam Hewlett revealed that he had taken his personal life.
Over the weekend, in addition they thanked followers for his or her continued assist and tributes. The band have additionally cancelled all of their upcoming scheduled tour dates, with Emily Eavis revealing that the band have been booked to play Glastonbury 2019.
In the meantime, followers have launched a marketing campaign to get their music ‘Firestarter’ to Quantity One and lift consciousness for psychological well being and suicide assist.
For assist and recommendation on psychological well being:
- ‘Am I depressed?‘ – Assist and recommendation on psychological well being and what to do subsequent
- Assist Musicians UK – Across the clock psychological well being assist and recommendation for musicians
- Music Help Org – Assist and assist for musicians battling alcoholism, habit, or psychological well being points
- YOUNG MINDS – The voice for younger folks’s well being and wellbeing
- CALM – The Marketing campaign Towards Residing Miserably for younger males
- Time To Change – Let’s finish psychological well being discrimination
- The Samaritans – Confidential assist 24 hours a day
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