Burgess Feared For His Mortality

Subscribe to Charlatans alerts

THE Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess feared death was upon him during the production of the band's latest album Simpatico, after two close friends passed away. The 38-year-old British rocker, who lives in Los Angeles, became increasingly paranoid of his own premature end following the loss of a dear companion and a fellow musician. He says, "I was feeling death was following me quite a lot. And I did feel quite scared by it. "A really close friend of mine, who when I first met my girl in LA was the only person who thought it was a great thing, died while we were making this record. So did the bass player in a really great punk band I loved called THE LEONARDS, TOM PAINE. And he was only a year older than me. "So I felt that death was quite close around me. It started getting on top of me, really. I think... it's good, death. Death is not the worst thing that can happen."


Tags: Charlatans - Tim Burgess - Simpatico

Subscribe to Charlatans alerts

More Charlatans

Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes, 44, Dies As Tributes Flood In

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has died aged 44 after undergoing several operations for a brain tumour.He suffered a seizure on tour with the band in...

Cult Soul Hero Terry Callier Dies, Aged 67, Beth Orton Pays Tribute

Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67. The soul and jazz singer is probably best known for the song 'You Goin' Miss...

Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder...

Charlatans - My Foolish Pride Video

My Foolish Pride is the second single from The Charlatans new album 'Who We Touch'. This single was preceded by the release of the single...


The Charlatans - Forever. The Singles

The CharlatansForever. The SinglesAlbum ReviewThe Charlatans always had short shrift in the Mancunian fame stakes - somewhere behind Oasis, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays -...

Charlatans - Glasgow Barrowlands

The Charlatans Glasgow Barrowlands Live Review Almost ten years ago on their US Tour, The Charlatans drummer, Jon Brookes was quoted as saying "We've never...

The Charlatans, Interview

The Charlatans Interview Contactmusic.com spoke to Tim Burgess and Martin Blunt from The Charlatans on many manner of subjects from Christopher Lee, being suspended upside...

The Charlatans - Simpatico

The Charlatans"Simpatico"SanctuaryAlbum ReviewRecorded at Hook End Manor and mixed at Townhouse Studios in late 2005, "Simpatico" marks the return of a band who have been...



Charlatans Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Charlatans

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All