Coil founder John Balance (a.k.a. Jhonn Balance) was killed on Saturday in an accident at his home. He was 42.
Balance founded Coil in 1983 as a solo Psychic TV side project; Peter Christopherson joined in 1984. They were scheduled to appear next month at ATP Camber Sands along with LFO, Aphex Twin, Throbbing Gristle and the Fall, among others. A huge loss for the industrial/experimental/electronic music community.
It's a cycle that will keep on repeating. Rappers' egoes are always going to clash. Whether it's a nationaly published feud or a tussle after a freestyle session. I not a fan of either guy but Em would destroy Ja Rule in battle.