Chris Harris and Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com report:
With just hours before taking an April 2002 flight from London to Los Angeles, where his band GODFLESH were to begin a North American tour, singer and guitarist Justin Broadrick suffered a nervous breakdown.
He was broke, his girlfriend of 13 years had just left him and he was tired of playing in his pioneering industrial-metal band — but unsure how to cut the cord. "It was a real Brian Wilson moment," Broadrick recalled of the incident that paved the way for the emergence of his new band, JESU. "I felt paralyzed by the stress, which had been building for several months, and I literally couldn't get out of bed. I was numb and couldn't move, so when the car came to pick me up to take me to the airport, I ran and hid at another friend's house in Birmingham [England]."
The incident had substantial consequences. Ex-KILLING JOKE bassist Paul Raven had been brought on for the two-month tour, as had ex-SWANS drummer Ted Parsons. Bus companies had been hired, HIGH ON FIRE and HALO had been booked to support. And everyone who lost money came after Broadrick.
Read the entire article at MTV.com.
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