Thursday, November 4, 2010

Models' frontman tragedy: James Freud takes own life

Its a sad day indeed, I just heard from Chuck that James Freud
is dead. I guess the tributes shall be flowing very soon for one
of Australia's most talented. Here's what I found online.

Read the whole article with video Here

Australia's music industry is reeling following the death of
Models frontman James Freud today.
The 51-year-old singer took his own life following a long
with drug and alcohol addiction, just one week
after the Melbourne
band was inducted into the ARIA Hall
of Fame.

Musician Scott
Carne, of '80s band Kids in the Kitchen,
said Freud's
bandmates were devastated by the news.
"It was one of the great '80s bands that shaped the music
of Australia today," Carne said.
"They're the band that took us under their wing and took
Kids in the Kitchen on our first ever East Coast tour."
Freud was the band's bassist and lead singer.

Music promoter and close friend Michael Gudinski said
Freud would be "greatly missed".
"James's battle with alcoholism has been well chronicled.
His two books on his recovery and five years' sobriety were
bestsellers and gave a lot of people who were suffering the
affliction comfort and hope,"
said this afternoon.
"Unfortunately, James has succumbed to his disease and
his own life this morning."
Gudinski said Freud should be remembered as one of
shining lights in the music industry.
"James was a true pioneer – he successfully crossed over
Australia’s burgeoning punk scene in the early '80s,
to then create some of the most played tracks in
Australia’s recording history."


Captain Fancypants said...

A tragic loss. Hope he is now at peace.

chuck said...

Rage has some Models/ james Freud clips playing sunday morning 3:30am - 5am

WJ said...

Hi! Damn! Missed this! Did anyone record it? So sad...


chuck said...

Sean Kelly and Kate Ceberano joined the Freud boys band "Attack of the Mannequins" for a version of "out of mind.. out of sight"

details and a clip on "mess and noise" site found -