The Prodigy Pay Tribute To Keith Flint On Anniversary Of His Death
The pair – along with the rock world as a whole – have previously honoured Keith in many ways, from powerful mental health messages to inviting fans to join the frontman’s funeral. Now, Liam and Maxim have taken to social media to say that they miss Keith every day, and that his “light blazes strong”.
“One year has gone by since you left us,” they write. “We miss you everyday man, your light blazes strong.
“You will always be here with us coz as you know – WE LIVE FOREVER! Stay Punk brother, Forever in our hearts, Liam and Maxim x #theprodigy #raisetheroof #weliveforever”
Shortly after Keith’s passing, The Prodigy’s manager Nick Halkes – who managed them from the very beginning – described how the frontman had an “immense” onstage presence and was an “extraordinary performer”, while also being “witty, charming, pensive and mercurial”.
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“We’ve basically lost another amazing frontman,” Download Festival booker Andy Copping told us. “I mean, you almost forget that with The Prodigy it has always been about their sound, but Keith orchestrated everything, and he was the focal point of the band. When most people think of The Prodigy they think of Keith. If you go back to when that Firestarter video first came out, and when we all first saw it, the character that Keith plays in that, I think elevated The Prodigy from what they were to this iconic and original band.”
On a personal level, Andy added that Keith “was always respectful; always a bit of a cheeky-chappy; always up for a laugh; he loved what he was doing and above everything just massively respectful. He always had time to say hello when I saw him. He would go, ‘Fucking Download is our favourite festival,’ and he never forgot what it meant them as a band and to him as a person. The festival took The Prodigy and Keith to their hearts and he never lost that – he always remembered that.”
In August last year, Liam and Maxim confirmed that they were “Back in the studio making noise,” and that, “Brand new Prodigy tunes are gonna roll.”
While we’re yet to hear any new music from the band, stay tuned for news on that as and when it arrives.
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