Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach shared a post on Instagram dedicated to recently deceased Children of Bodom’s lead guitarist and frontman Alexi Laiho in addition to revealing the fond memory of the last time they have worked together before his passing.
As many of you may know, Alexi Laiho recently passed away at the age of 42 at his home in Helsinki due to ‘long-term health issues.’ After the shocking death of Children of Bodom frontman, his bandmates, and family shared their farewell messages through their social media accounts.
Fans from all around the world are devastated, heartbroken, and started to pour posts on their social media accounts in order to remember Alexi Laiho after his sudden and tragic death.
As the heartbreaking news started to spread, his fellow musicians have started to share posts on their social media accounts in order to say their final goodbye to the musician. Recently, Sebastian Bach shared a backstage picture with Alexi Laiho from their final performance together on his official Instagram page.
In addition to this, Bach shared an old story when Laiho revealed to him that one of the earliest memories he has about rock n’ roll when Skid Row had a show in his hometown but he couldn’t go since he was too young to attend a concert according to his parents. Yet, apparently, that show made Laiho realize what he wanted to with his life.
Here is what Sebastian Bach said in the caption of his post:
“Another day, another death. I just don’t understand how somebody can die at the age of 41. I just don’t understand how these pictures were taken at our last show in Europe where we shared the stage with Children of Bodom at the Barcelona Rock Fest on July 7, 2019. Not only did we share the stage but we shared a dressing room with Children of Bodom on one side and Testament on the other.
I’ve known Alexi for years. One of the first times we ever hung out in Hollywood he went into great detail explaining to me that one of his earliest memories of loving rock n’ roll was when his big sister went to see Skid Row at the arena in Helsinki Finland & he was too young to go.
He explained to me how it drove him completely insane that we were playing a show in his hometown and he couldn’t go, he begged and pleaded with his parents but they would not let him go to the show. He told me that he decided right there and then what he wanted to do for a living.”
“Well, I just want to thank Alexi for all the talent what an incredible guitar player. I was lucky enough to jam with Alexi at the House of Blues in Hollywood (RIP) when his band members told me to go tap him on the shoulder in the middle of a guitar solo, he was not amused! But then he turned around and saw it was me and gave me a big hug on stage, right in the middle of the song.
We had a great time backstage in Spain last year. My very last memory of Alexi is making him laugh, to tears, when I mistakenly called Janne the keyboard player ‘Yay-Hoo.’ Alexi turned to me and said ‘What did you call him? Yayhoo??’ he laughed so f*** hard he was crying, repeating the name Yayhoo over and over again.
Thank you for the talent and thank you for the laughs, Alexi. You are gone way too soon. My thoughts go out to my co-Manager Kristen Mulderig who loved Alexi and Children of Bodom for years, like everybody else who met him. My sincerest condolences go out to the band, and also his new band, and more than anything to his big sister and his family.
My heart is with all of you. We will all miss you, Alexi! You f*** rocked it, hard man!!!! Just like you said you would in Finland all those years ago!!”
You can see the Instagram post below.