Amongst the thousands of unread emails, a note with the subject line "A message from LYNCH MOB & DIO DISCIPLE vocalist Oni Logan" caught my eye. My eyes got wider and wider as I kept reading. See, Oni sort of, but didn't exactly, quit the band yesterday. Read the note and let me know what you think:
"A note to all Lynch Mob listeners,
The Lynch Mob is on hiatus, for how long? I don't know. Without getting long winded, truth is I haven't left Lynch Mob, I'm just taking the time in pursuing other projects that I would like to be a part of. I'm sure we'll regroup somewhere down the road.
Other projects... One being The Dio Disciples US tour dates that start on October 20th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA as a guest vocalist. I had been asked by the band to join them in paying homage to Dio's music and legacy. I have many great memories of Ron, I first met him in 1989 in West Palm Beach Florida, we had spoken for a couple of hours back stage which led to the bar, by the end of the night I told him that I was interested in coming out to California to catch the dream. His answer was, "well, come to LA then," as easy as that, I couldn't help but chuckle as to how easy he made the journey appear to me but I did, I took his advice, it had been one of the best pieces of advice anyone has ever given me. As fate would have it, we would become family friends in sharing Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas holidays as well as Halloween and New Years Eve party's together, sort of surreal to think about it now, he always was such a great host and organized the best New Years Eve party's every year, those were and still are some great memories.
Ron had such a great quality in how he was able to engage with people, no matter who you were he always made you feel like you were the only person in the room, I believe this had been one of the reason why his arms had reached so many people across the globe. It's an honor to have been asked to represent a friend's legacy and music, I truly believe he would have wanted his songs to continue being celebrated in all four corners of the globe through his fans, fellow musicians, friends and family and loyal band members... we'll all keep on singing his songs." - Oni Logan
Sure sounds like a goodbye letter to me. At any rate, there's more to this story. I guess we'll wait and see how it plays out.