Thursday, January 26, 2012
Vocalist Mike DiMeo On Riot Guitarist Mark Reale's Passing :"The only thing that Mark cared about was making music that inspired him"
"I'm deeply saddened by the death of Mark Reale. He was a gifted songwriter, great musician and a true friend. I am honored and thankful that I shared many years with Mark touring and recording all over the world, memories that I will carry with me forever. Even though to some it may seem that he did not achieve massive commercial success, the only thing that Mark cared about was making music that inspired him. He was a true artist and his music is a reflection of that. To me, Mark's music is timeless... and I believe his many fans will see to it that his music lives on forever... Rest In Peace Mark.... I will miss you..... and Shine On!"
Reale had reportedly been in a coma for the past two weeks after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage on January 11.
To read a recent interiview with DiMeo go to this location : http://houseofrockinterviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/having-riot-with-winter-exclusive.html
Posted by Nightwatcher at 6:32 PM