SOURCE: www.jeffscottsoto.com Marcel Jacob January 30, 1964 - July 21, 2009 It is with deep regret & remorse I, along with fellow members of Talisman, am announcing our brother, long time colleague & overall greatest musician we've ever played with, Marcel Jacob, is no longer with us as of today, Tue July 21, 2009. Marcel took his own life after many years of personal & health issues he was battling. We were mere days from starting what would have been our 8th Talisman studio album together, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the band. I spoke with him just yesterday about finalizing the details that would get us started only to get the news this afternoon that my friend merely gave up on it all. I want him to be remembered as everything I have already mentioned above but more so, he helped influence so many musicians & songwriters. He was a quiet, gentle soul with a very intense passion for his craft. I have been associated with him since 1984 but it was when we started Talisman is when he truly became a brother, one of my dearest friends. It is far too early to say anything now but I plan to organize a memorial for his legacy, although not known by the masses, the ones who do see him as the genius I know he was. R.I.P. my friend, you will be sorely missed, you will be in my heart forever & I'll see you on the other side...I hope now you will get your dream & jam with Phil Lynott!! www.jeffscottsoto.com
Jeff called in for an interview with Brian Boone at Smokin Tunz Radio on Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 NOON EDT. For those who missed it, here's the link: http://smokintunz.net/interviews/JJS.mp3 http://smokintunz.net/
Brian Rademacher talks to Jeff about his days in Brooklyn, New York! http://www.rockeyez.com/interviews/int-jeff-scott-soto-2009.html Enjoy!
JSS ONLINE COMPETITION Congratulations to Antoaneta Petrova Genova from Bulgaria who won the April JSS Online Competition. The correct answer was: You're My Best Friend by John Deacon. Your prize will be on it's way, as well as a JSS Goodie Bag and signed photo. NEW 'MAY' COMPETITION To have a chance of winning an exclusive JSS Goodie Bag*, all you have to do is answer the following question: What RedList track was used on the soundtrack of 'Close To Home' season finale and what name was it licensed under? To enter just go to the competition page at www.jeffscottsoto.com *JSS Goodie Bags contain: Button Badges, Fridge Magnets, Keyrings, Coasters, Tour Pass and any other merchandise items I find lying around! I will also include a signed publicity photo. Richard JSS Promotions
Yesterday's interview with JT Cane of Hairhut Rocks is now posted at www.myspace.com/hairhutrocks. CHECK IT OUT!!