I was waiting for verification before commenting on this but I guess it's true since it's all over social media now, but yeah, JJ from IDFI passed away yesterday, and to say that it's shocking is a bit of an understatement. IDFI were a great band and JJ was the heart of the machine. He lived it, he breathed he, he loved it, and most importantly, he was real about it. One of the nicest guys ever, and a true supporter of the Local music scene in every sense of the word. I'm not sure on the details of what exactly happened but at this point it really doesn't matter. IDFI were recording new stuff and finally getting around to gigging about again, and I was looking forward to getting some new pics of IDFI and JJ and his crazy spiky pointed Doyle-esque Heavy Metal guitar and those crazy green neon strings of his. Every time I saw those green strings for sale at Guitar Center I always figured JJ was the only one buying them because he was the only guy I ever saw playing them. 😁 What a fucking loss. My condolences to his friends and his family and his band mates and everyone else that knew him. The dude was a monster rager on that guitar, and he will be missed, that's for sure. Go to the IDFI Facebook page to keep up on memorial services info (click here) and anything else going on with news and updates and such. I'll miss hanging around with him, and I'll definitely miss seeing him on the stage where he seemed most comfortable. Take it easy JJ. Go easy.. step lightly... stay free.