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Old June 20th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Farewell and good luck Heather!

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I'm so sad that Heather is leaving the Maidens as she was a joy to watch onstage (even if I've only done it via fan videos) and is an amazing guitar player, nailing Adrian's leads with ease. Good luck with The Afterlife and all the best for the future!
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Old June 20th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We all love Heather dearly. She was the missing piece in the band and now that piece will be "missing" again. She's such an extraordinary young woman. Her grace and demeanor evoke a maturity far beyond her years. She knows what she's giving up but she has to follow her muse. She'll always be a Maiden.

Good luck Heather. I look forward to watching you develop your talent and take off on the amazing ride you're gonna have in life. Here's hoping you and the Maidens cross paths again someday. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and becoming your friend. You deserve nothing but the best in life. Now go out and follow those dreams with all of your heart!

My love to you and all of the girls.

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Old June 20th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers, Heather.

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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old June 20th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Best of luck Heather!
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Geez. This is really bad news. Maybe the ladies can get JoJo back?

I can always don a wig and wear a bra stuffed with waterballoons if you need a temporary fix in a pinch.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sad for us, but good luck heat...
you've been a GREAT adrienne and it's been a blast and a half going to your shows!!!
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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Heather, I will miss you SOOO much. You are a very special person and make everyone smile when you are around. I wish you nothing but the best and good luck to you. You are a star!
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's sad to see Adrian's spot is getting changed again.
Heather was great while she was in the position. I'll miss
her. I hope she will be playiong in San Diego on the 28th for
a last time with Maidens.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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When I first met the Maidens early this year, Heather was a joy to talk to. I will also remember the May 9 gig at the OC Tavern. After the show, when I was at the merchandise booth, Heather practically jumped and gave me a hug. Whoa! I must've done something right, given that it was a good four months since we had last talked.

Whenever I saw the Maidens perform live, I was always amazed by Heather's passion and enthusiasm on stage. She always smiled and showed how much she enjoyed playing guitar. Her solos on "Tailgunner" were also a blast to watch. But now that she's leaving the Maidens, I'm happy for her future endeavors; but at the same time, I'm saddened by the fact that the Maidens will never be the same without her. In the meantime, I wish the best for both The Iron Maidens and The Afterlife.

Best of luck, Heather. Until we meet again. Up the Irons!
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Old June 21st, 2008, 09:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well this is indeed sad news, but all the Best to Heather in her future endeavors.

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Old June 21st, 2008, 10:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Good luck to Heather, and good luck to the ladies in finding a good replacement. How about Jan Kuehnemund
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Old June 21st, 2008, 02:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Best wishes Heather!! You will be greatly missed! We have absolutely enjoyed every minute!!
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Old June 21st, 2008, 05:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Goodbye

Hey everyone, thankyou so much for the kind words. It was a very hard decision to make, but an important one. The Maidens along with manager Mark and stage manager Chris have been incredible people throughout this entire journey. I've had the time of my life traveling and playing with these girls along with meeting the genuine supporters. The best of luck to them and to you all.
UP THE BLOODY IRONS DAWG!!!!!!!!!!
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, this certainly comes as a surprise. Heather, you are such a great live performer and obviously love playing the guitar. I didn't see this coming that you would leave the Maidens so soon. Perhaps the Maidens performing schedule etc is more time consuming than us fans realize? Yes, your original music is very real and there is a bright future ahead of you for your music / talents. It was a pleasure meeting you when you came to the Twin Cities.

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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well for me, I'm sad cause I just actually really got to know her and chat with her after all this time at the SFP Swapmeet show.. Well just remember that when you wear that take top I gave you.. I really meant what I put on it Good luck and I hope I get to give you a huge hug before you go..

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Old June 22nd, 2008, 09:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Heather, it has been indescribable working with you and getting to know your beautiful self over the last year. I will miss you in this project beyond words. You brought a serious refreshing light to this band and a purity and realness that is so hard to find in most people these days. Stay true to yourself as you always do and all the best of luck to you and The Afterlife! Put me on your emailing list!!! I have learned a lot about strength and focus from you, and your level headed kindess and evil sense of humor and mischievious ways will be sorely missed. LOL! Cheers my friend.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ahh how time flies. I remember running into Aja, Linda and Sara at NAMM 2 years ago with the newly crowned Adrianne. So shocked by the expanse of toys there.

Been a great pleasure to see you perform H. Truly have set the bar high for the future.

I know I speak for all the SoCal fans that we want to be there for the last show to give you a proper send off.

I look forward to your future projects and wish you the best. Just keep your pencil handy.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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This is some very sad news. I really enjoyed your energy, enthusiasm, and killer guitar playing. It was always a pleasure to talk to you after the shows, you will be sorely missed. Wish you the best of luck in all future endeavors, hope to see your solo project live soon.

Do we know when your last show is? I'll try and make the trip down from norcal hopefully.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Heather, it has been indescribable working with you and getting to know your beautiful self over the last year. I will miss you in this project beyond words. You brought a serious refreshing light to this band and a purity and realness that is so hard to find in most people these days. Stay true to yourself as you always do and all the best of luck to you and The Afterlife! Put me on your emailing list!!! I have learned a lot about strength and focus from you, and your level headed kindess and evil sense of humor and mischievious ways will be sorely missed. LOL! Cheers my friend.
Well put, Linda! All the best always to you Heather! Let's stay in touch and keep me on your mailing list!! You will be missed!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 11:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Good luck Heather. Sad to see you go, you have an incredible talent. This year has been the biggest "Maiden" year ever for me, and that with being a fan since '82... I have seen Maiden play 5 times this year, met many many cool fans, seen several cover bands playing Maiden and of course seen the Maidens 3 times this year... and out of all these great times... one of the greatest highlight was watching Heather play the leads in Alexander the Great. Absolutely stunning! Keep playing you have a real talent. I look forward to adding Afterlife CDs to my collection.
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Heather- you're an extraordinary person with so much integrity and so much depth as a human being. It's been a joy to play with you. I will miss you, your crazed stage antics and the musicality you've always brought to the show.

And I can't wait to see and hear the Afterlife's debut show!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Even with me being on the East Coast (well, not quite the coast) now, I'm sad to hear this.
In addition to your excellent playing, there's one memory I have of you that stand out above the rest. It was the Coach House show last July. After the show, I had gotten into a rather lengthy conversation with Aja. As usual I waited around awhile knowing everyone was waiting their turn to chat with y'all. I remember you waited through my chatting with Aja, just to say Hi and give me a hug. I had been feeling bummed a few days before, because the previously night was my birthday party and only one or two of my friends showed up. I remember being sad that many I considered friends didn't appear to care. Yet, here was someone I knew just froma little conversation after Maidens concert who actually waited around to talk to a fan. I was very touched. I'll always remember that act of yours.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 11:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Aww all the best Heather. Was great getting to know you during the brief 2 shows here in Utah. You fit with the ladies so perfectly! All the best in your future endevours and please keep us all informed of what is going on!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Linda (and ladies), very kind words to Heather... What you guys said about her came through on stage and when saying hello to her from the fan point of view. Best of luck on your search for a replacement guitarist. Heather is a tough act to follow.
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