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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer MIDNIGHT Dead At 47 - July 8, 2009

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  1. metal evilution

    metal evilution Davestorm

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    As just announced on Blabbermouth.net:

    BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that former CRIMSON GLORY frontman Midnight (real name: John Patrick Jr. McDonald) passed away earlier today (Wednesday, July 8) from "total kidney and liver failure." He was 47 years old.

    According to JON OLIVA'S PAIN guitarist Matt LaPorte, who played on some of Midnight's recent solo recordings, the singer spent his final hours surrounded by his mother, brother, daughter as well as members of CRIMSON GLORY, SAVATAGE, and JON OLIVA'S PAIN. His death occurred at 3:45 a.m EST at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    "I will miss my partner Midnight — the greatest voice and friend I've ever known," LaPorte told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. He added, "In spite of his demons, [Midnight] was a beautiful soul who constantly changed the lives of those he met and came into contact with."

    Midnight sang on CRIMSON GLORY's first three albums — "Crimson Glory" (1986), "Transcendence" (1988) and "Strange and Beautiful" (1991) — before going into self-imposed exile for almost a decade. He eventually rejoined CRIMSON GLORY in 2005 but was dismissed in January 2007 following the revelation that he was arrested in Sarasota, Florida and charged with "DUI [driving under the influence] with .20 [blood-alcohol level] or higher or having a passenger under 18" years of age. Midnight, who gave his occupation as "painter" to the authorities at the time of the arrest, was also cited for driving with a suspended/ cancelled/ revoked license.

    Last fall, Midnight announced plans to release a new solo CD called "All Souls Midnight" which was to feature the "Acoustic Crimson" EP (four songs) along with the lost "Midnight Mass" recordings from the late '80s/early '90s plus some other "cool rarities."



    R.I.P. Midnight!
     
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  2. Stormster

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    Holy shit this band is awesome!! Lady of Winter :kickass:
     
  3. metal evilution

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    You got that right Stormy!
    Would have liked to gather together a tribute show for CG as well but i don't wanna start making it a standard thing. Although i do believe some sort of tribute somewhere should be paid to this band. Very very underrated!!

    R.I.P Midnight!!:kickass:
     
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    PPUSA had CG play with singers from different bands sharing the singing duties....that would have been pretty cool to see.
     
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    That indeed would have been awesome!:OMG:
     
  6. FerretallicA

    FerretallicA HMAS Slagdestroyer

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    Transcending Mortality re-union tribute show! :kickass:
     
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    Stormster Somewhere Far Beyond

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    I cannot believe this didn't occur to me after reading about PPUSA... TRANSCENDING MORTALITY RE-UNION SHOW (yes, i do believe caps will increase the chance of it happening).
     
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    HAHAHA!
    Think if caps did! So many things would be wrong in the world. Be pretty funny!
     

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