LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has posted the following message on his web site regarding the recent passing of ex-LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson:
"Thanks for all the emails regarding Alex. I have been getting a ton of emails from all over the world. I knew the guy would be missed but I had no idea that he touched so many people's heart. I personally knew from the first time I met the guy he had a heart of gold. I remember the first time I went down to try out for LIZZY BORDEN. I was around 19-20, nervous and pretty fresh off the boat from Sweden. I wasn't sure what to expect, was LIZZY going to show up with Silver painted all over his face and an axe on his shoulder or what??
"I was having some car problems and was running late to the audition. One of the first guys I ran into at the studio was Alex, I introduced myself, we chatted for a while and I told him about my car problems. Within 2 seconds he handed me a beer and said, 'Let's take a look at your car.' We opened the hood and within minutes he was working on my car. This is from a guy who just met me and at the time was a successful musician. I am thinking damn are they this way to every bass player trying out for the gig? Obviously it was just Alex. I had the fortune of being part of his life and this exciting journey for 12 years. I wouldn't have traded it for the world. You will forever be in my heart and be missed."
A 1999 photo of Marten and Alex can be viewed at this location.