Original BITZKRIEG Guitarist IAN JONES Dies

Ian Jones, original guitarist for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends BLITZKRIEG, passed away on August 10 after a long illness.

Jones was in BLITZKRIEG in 1980-1981 and played rhythm guitar on BLITZKRIEG's 1981 seven-inch EP "Buried Alive", which was released by Neat Records. He also co-wrote the classic track "Blitzkrieg" (made famous by METALLICA on their "Creeping Death" EP), which was on the B-side.

Ian's funeral will be held in Leicester, England on August 19.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/ianjonesguitar.

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