Adrenaline Mob Members Issue Individual Statements After Tragic Accident That Claimed David Z’s Life
The music world remains in mourning after Friday’s vehicle accident that claimed the life of Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z and injured the other members of the group, as well as members of their crew. While the outpouring of commentary from fellow musicians has been plenty, all three surviving members of Adrenaline Mob have now issued their own statements via social media sharing updates and gratitude for all of the support from fans and peers.
Vocalist Russell Allen says in his posting, “Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and bandmate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I’m overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David’s family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition. I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me to pull our driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you.” See his post below.
Guitarist Mike Orlando was more brief in his comments, but his words definitely packed a punch. “I can not begin to thank you all for all the prayers & thoughts. I’m trying to process & deal with this, physically & mentally … so I’m sorry for being vague. We’ve literally experienced hell on earth … I’m absolutely broken, both physical & mental. I love you Dave, I will miss you more than words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known,” says Orlando, whose post can be seen below.
And finally, drummer Jordan Cannata, the newest member of the band, offered, “Hi everyone. I don’t even know where to begin so I will start by saying thank you for all of the love and support from everyone. We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring. David Z … I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my band mates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z.” See his post below.
Once again, we want to send our condolences to the family, friends and bandmates of David Z (who was also in the bands Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ZO2) and our best wishes to the surviving members of Adrenaline Mob and their crew on their road to recovery.
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