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Rozz Williams war ein amerikanischer Sänger, Songschreiber und Künstler. Williams wuchs mit seinen drei älteren Geschwistern in einer strengen Familie auf, die der Southern Baptist Convention angehörte. Rozz Williams (eigentlich Roger Alan Painter; * 6. November in Pomona, Kalifornien; † 1. April in Los Angeles durch Suizid) war ein amerikanischer. Rozz Williams“. Dazu zählen Neubearbeitungen alter Christian-Death-Songs wie auf The Iron Mask (). Invocations () ist eine Sammlung von Live-. Entdecken Sie Veröffentlichungen von Rozz Williams auf Discogs. Kaufen Sie Platten, CDs und mehr von Rozz Williams auf dem Discogs-Marktplatz. Dale Duesing, Ronald Hamilton, Barry Banks, Dieter Bundschuh, Frode Olsen, Bodo Schwanbeck, Alexander Spemann, William Saetre, Kristine Ciesinski.
GIGS: Rozz Williams chronological Live performances. This list is based on gigs mentionned in the book The Art of Rozz Williams, enhanced by John Collins. Entdecken Sie Veröffentlichungen von Rozz Williams auf Discogs. Kaufen Sie Platten, CDs und mehr von Rozz Williams auf dem Discogs-Marktplatz. The Art of Rozz Williams: From Christian Death to Death: Hardcover Edition | B, Nico, Agnew, Rikk | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher. The Art of Rozz Williams: From Christian Death to Death: Hardcover Edition | B, Nico, Agnew, Rikk | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher. Art of Rozz Williams: From Christian Death to Death | B. Nico, Rozz Williams | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und. GIGS: Rozz Williams chronological Live performances. This list is based on gigs mentionned in the book The Art of Rozz Williams, enhanced by John Collins. Die (Wieder-)Veröffentlichung von Rozz Williams' „Lost Recordings” geht in die fünfte Runde. Unter dem Projekttitel The Happiest Place on Earth (der natürlich an. ROZZ WILLIAMS & GITANE DEMONE – In The Heart (CD/LP) (LP). Wie „On the Altar“ trägt auch dieses Album die symbolträchtige Nummer und ist nicht.
Upon his return to Paris, however, he was devastated to learn that the young man was no longer interested in an intimate relationship with him and had in fact taken a female companion.
All of the pent-up hopes he had fastened onto the affair were unexpectedly lacerated. Over the next few weeks he suffered a severe emotional breakdown and attempted suicide several times.
After a long period of inconsolabitly, during which he refused to leave her Parisian flat on the Ile St.
Louis, she appropriately sent him back to Los Angeles to recover. He returned completely heartsick and despondent and took to replacing his melancholia with copious amounts of alcohol.
This behavior often incurred violent outbursts and an atrabilious abandon for his health and well-being.
Like two sorrow-laden romantics, we began to indulge in a world of intoxicated fantasy. We drank, wrote, read, drank, and played music non-stop in an attempt to drown out the reality of our respective feelings of loss.
Though Erik continued to make appearances at the apartment, it became increasingly evident that neither Rozz nor I could support the presence of drugs in the house for fear we would all end up reboarding the same boat that had theretofore sunk.
It suddenly became quite clear that we had no one but each other. Still, we found ourselves many a late night in discussion of our respective childhoods, the psychological recesses of our emotions and mental caverns, and our untold secrets.
From these nights, I was graced to see a side of Rozz that he almost never allowed the rest of the world. It was that of a fearful young boy, who was absolutely terrified of society and its protocol.
It was that of a wild wolf taken in by humans but longing to be released. It was that of a playful spirit who haunts the manor in the dark searching for his lost love.
It was that of a man who hid behind many masks in order not to be discover. What Rozz tried unsuccessfully to control was desperate yearning for total emancipation from the confines of civilization.
He felt as restricted in his outlook of life as the Marquis de Sade might have felt and as contemptuous of society as Charles Manson.
One could no longer ignore the breakdown of the familial and social infrastructure with people like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy on the loose.
For myself, I have never known someone perspective on the with such a unique world. Rozz managed to create for himself a world in which life sprang forth from death and not vice versa.
Possessed with a fascination of inanimate objects, animals, humans, antiques, tinkers, indeed any object he fancied, Rozz virtually breathed life back into them through his own imagination and belief in their spirit.
This was often an amazing experience to behold, as one found oneself entranced by any object Rozz coveted as not simply an extension of himself, but as a living, sentient creature emanating its own energy and spirit.
In this manner, he surrounded himself with numerous objects infused-with spiritual power as Shaman or medicine man might t equip his quart rs with apotropaic talismans.
Rozz had adopted her many years before we met and introjected life into her, and she lives with me now to this day commanding reverence by all who enter my home.
Every night Rozz slept with Ralph over his head, and often used him in performances as a sort of arm puppet.
I had a natural affinity for Ralph because my pet of 16 years had been a coyote named Fred. Thus it was that I was lured into the artistic realm of Rozz Williams.
A true visionary, he remained relentless in his mission to express his soul without compromise through music, artwork, performance, film work, and poetry.
His entire life force went into the creation of art until his final exit, of which even the surrounding details were a form of art.
After the accidental overdose of my companion Erik Christides in November of , Rozz became a constant source of comfort to me, in many instances forcing me to eat and physically holding me through the seeming incessant maelstrom of my tears.
And while Rozz himself never showed me any of his own grief concerning the loss of Erik, he plunged deeper and deeper into severe alcoholism and often aberrant behavior, further exacerbated by the death of one of his ex-lovers from AIDS.
He spoke often of his approaching death and of his fear that he might be HIV positive, although he refused to be tested.
Had I not been in such a state of depression over the loss of Erik, I might have seen the warning signs more clearly.
He spoke frequently of his desire for murder and his hatred for society and he read nothing but books about serial killers, not altogether bizarre behavior for Rozz but excessive nonetheless.
He became increasingly aggressive, completely agoraphobic, and began to exhibit severely antisocial behavior, the height of which was growing a Hitler mustache and tattooing an X on his forehead, which he indicated made it clear he was no longer part of society.
At the beginning of I decided I was going to try to return to University to get out of the house and perhaps take my mind off of Erik.
I had also decided that perhaps Rozz and I should no longer live together. It was at this time we spoke most seriously about what I feel led to his decision to take his own life.
At the same time that he was finalizing his divorce with Eva O, a process he found profoundly painful even though they had been separated romantically for many years, he also confessed his deep love for me and his desire that we attempt a romantic relationship.
After all, he pleaded, Erik was dead and we had been living together for nearly 9 years. Although — I loved Rozz immeasurably, there was simply no reality to his request, largely to my overwhelming grief over Erik and my purely fraternal feelings for him.
He confessed that he knew that his extremity of character married with his alcoholism was simply too much for someone else to put up with and that unfortunately he had no intention of making the compromises necessary to maintain a relationship.
Still, without someone to share his, life, he felt that there was no reason to continue living. On March 31st, , we sat in our respective arm chairs together in the living room of our West Hollywood apartment, nightly cocktails in hand, and prepared to watch the film Isadora about the life of the dancer Isadora Duncan.
At one point during the film, while she was doing a tarot reading, Rozz brought his Tarot deck out and paid out a spread on the coffee table, Before the end of the film, insisted I had to retire to bed as the following day was to be my first day of classes at University after a 7 year absence.
After talking for many hours, he convinced her that had calmed down and promised to see her the next afternoon i for a trip to the doctor regarding his ill health.
The next morning, I left the apartment, noticing only that Rozz had left a new tarot reading and a red rose on the coffee table. It was in that panic-stricken moment that I knew….
I broke down the door and found his naked and lifeless body hanging by a belt from his closet door, a small antique foot stool tipped over in front of him.
And although the coroner statement said that he died instantaneously of a broken neck, I feel I can attest in no uncertain terms that Rozz Williams died not of a broken neck, but of a broken heart.
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Share 1K. Tweet 0. During the early s, Williams performed with alternative hard rockers Shadow Project and Premature Ejaculation before launching an eclectic solo career.
At the time of his death, Williams was awaiting the release of From the Heart , the next Shadow Project album due out this month, and organizing a hard rock band with Triple X Records.
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