Tragic Music Story of the Day: Guitar Virtuoso Loses Fingers to Frostbite

Alexey Zimakov is an internationally-renown guitarist.  Or at least he was.

Something went very wrong at his home in Tomsk, Siberia.  Zimakov somehow suffered from severe frostbite–so severe that all his fingers had to be amputated.

(Via Slipped Disc)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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